San Andreas

Queretaro, Mexico

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Mexico is a country of bright colors, beautiful traditions, and a heavy emphasis on family and community. Right in the middle of the country is the city of Querétaro, a historic city, located two-and-a-half hours from Mexico City. It is a destination for many families fleeing the insecurity and craziness of the metropolis. But Querétaro has its own problems, such as poverty and a rapidly changing value system.

On the outskirts of Querétaro, in the neighborhood of San Andres, there is a school for children on the autism spectrum. These children and their families live in a culture where there is very limited awareness and knowledge of what autism really is. As a result, the parents struggle to find community and compassion, even, at times, within their own family. And they also struggle to build a sustainable future for their special ones in a place where resources and support structures are scarce.

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We serve the community in a variety of ways. Through our work we are able to build and strengthen ties with local businesses, organizations, and government agencies that support the school we partner with. We also represent the school at special events in the city and take opportunities to raise awareness in the wider community. At the school we bring influence to make sure the children are completing their specialized programs, help out with operations, and train the teachers in principles of servant leadership. Although the school is private, and has no religious affiliation, we make ourselves available to the staff and the families and anyone else connected to the school for spiritual needs. We pray that through all of this a strong sense of purpose and love is felt by the community that leads them into a relationship with Jesus.

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