BRINGING CHILDREN IN TECATE, MEXICO

THE LIGHT OF LIFE.

FERTILE GROUND
IN THE DESERT

Shining Light Children’s Home (SLCH) is located in Tecate, Mexico, which is just south of San Diego, California. Our goal is to reach out to the vast needs of the children in the Baja California area, a region badly infested with drug trafficking and violence.

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FERTILE GROUND
IN THE DESERT

Shining Light Children’s Home (SLCH) is located in Tecate, Mexico, which is just south of San Diego, California. Our goal is to reach out to the vast needs of the children in the Baja California area, a region badly infested with drug trafficking and violence.

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CHILDREN

Provide food and clothes for a precious child. 

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PODS

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TEACHERS

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STAFF

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SCHOOL

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

Help contribute to the building of our new boy's home.

HELP US

CULTIVATE HEARTS AND MINDS

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CHILDREN

Provide food and clothes for a precious child. 

crop_canyon adventures

PODS

Support a group of children and their caretaker. 

Teacher

TEACHERS

Sponsor a teacher to help provide educational resources. 

crop_sewing class 2

STAFF

Help us fund critical staff needs by sponsoring a staff member.

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SCHOOL

Help us supply our school with items needed to teach.

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OUR QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

"Shining Light is impacting the communities of Tecate, Mexico for Christ and for the future of the families in their communities."

- Lynda May, Title

STORIES FROM

OUR BLOG

Annual Staff Party

Our long-term staff makes many sacrifices in order to stay long-term, pouring their hearts into the work at Shining Light.  One way the administration shows their gratitude and appreciation for their work is through a dinner party once a year. A few of the administrators work together to serve a gourmet dinner to fill the…
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The Greatest Story Told

The Christmas story is a special story. In fact, it is the greatest story we can ever tell! As adults, we can imagine how everything may have played out on that very special night. However, younger children do not have the ability to imagine the way we can. Carl, the co-pastor at the local church…
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Leaving the Familiar

By Danae Weaver Hello from Tecate, Baja California. My name is Danae Weaver and I came to Shining Light as a caregiver three months ago and have committed to a 15-month term. I have a 12-year-old girl named Erika and a 2-month-old boy named Mateo. As long as I could remember, I have wanted to…
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Dreams Do Come True

Written by Nidia Evelin Ruiz Lopez I have many memories of life before coming to Shining Light. Although some memories are not happy, I am grateful for the time I had with my parents and the opportunity to carry those memories with me through life. On April 24, 2010, my siblings, Pancho, Jaqueline, Alana, and…
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Building for Eternity: Scriptural Principles

By: Herb Miller   In this and the next newsletter, we want to introduce our readers and supporters to the organizational structure of Shining Light Children’s Home. Any organization, whether small or large, needs to be organized in such a way that it brings clarity while minimizing confusion and disorder to all involved in the…
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Back to School

September 6, 2022 welcomed the students of the Spanish and English schools back to the classroom ready to learn and interact in an academic setting once more. This year Roland Rojas is teaching 1st-5th grade and Kiara Beltran is teaching 6th-9th grades in the Spanish school. Eager students energetically entered the classroom excited to continue…
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