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From Poverty to University and Beyond

Rigo’s story

Raised in Mazatlán’s tolerance zone (area where prostitution was allowed or tolerated). The first one in his family to go beyond 6th grade(primary school), he finished college with an engineering degree.

It Started with a Hamburger

We had a group of snowbirds that would take our mobile kitchen to the prostitution zone on Saturdays and park on a vacant lot and prepare a meal for the children. One day they were cooking hamburgers and the word spread quickly. Young Rigo heard about it and rushed to the spot, only to find they had run out of hamburgers. The following Saturday he was there early and rarely missed a meal.

Fast Forward

Later on we built a Community Center of Hope and continued feeding and teaching the children about Jesus. Rigo was sponsored in our Scholarship Program to help him with his school expenses. The rest is history.

He became the worship leader and a leader in the youth group at the Vineyard Community Center in the Tolerance Zone.

There’s more

A few years later his home church planted a Community Center of Hope in Miguel Hidalgo, a very poor colonia. Presently they have a Saturday program for children, youth and adults. Rigo will help to plant the new church.

And there’s more

Before they plant the church they want to build bathrooms. Since Rigo is doing construction we asked him for a bid and he gave a us a great price.

Wait there’s still more

Coming soon to Mazatlan the Viña Education Center and English School will be built at the Malova Community Center of Hope. That is the center nearest the city dump.

Once again, I asked Rigo for a bid and he was given that project as well.

It is amazing what a hamburger can do!

We need funds to complete both projects. If you are looking for a good kingdom investment let us know.

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