Ninos de Mexico


Ninos de Mexico is excited to have celebrated 50 years of service in Mexico! January of 1967 a young couple moved to Mexico to begin this mission work. Since that time - with the partnership of many churches and individuals - the lives of many people have been impacted.

  • Over 400 young people have been served in our children's homes in the last 50 years. They have all been introduced to the Gospel and given the opportunity for God to reshape their destiny and that of their loved ones and future families.
  • 100's of people have been reached through the ministries in churches we have established or partnered with through the years.
  • 100's of people have also been blessed through the medical outreach of Ninos.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 309
Union, MO 63084-0309


Phone: (636) 583-2000


Organization details

EIN: 431118019

CEO/President: Steve Ross, Executive Director

Chairman: Mark Matthews

Board size: 12


Year founded: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Ninos de Mexico ("Ninos") was incorporated as Children of Mexico, Inc. and is a direct support missionary project of the Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. The ministry is engaged in the evangelism of Mexico and in the providing of care to some of the helpless, orphaned, abandoned and homeless children of Mexico. Children are brought into a Christian home to be loved, fed, clothed and educated. Ninos currently operates 7 homes, K-Secondary school, Medical outreaches, and Church Planting in the Chilapa mountain area, and the establishment of 4 additional Church Plants.

Ninos has a child sponsorship program, $25/monthly, called HUGS (Helping the Underprivileged Get Started.) This has been developed to provide a direct link for a child with a supporter; and encourages mentoring relationships that demonstrate God's love. Short-term mission groups visit on-site for one-week time slots throughout the Spring and Summer to serve at the mission and help maintain our homes. Check out the website for ways and opportunities to become involved.

This organization is a nonprofit, contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

Mission Statement:
Ninos exists to share the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ with as many people as possible by raising at-risk children in Mexico to love God and grow to be mature educated Spirit-filled Christian with the ability and passion to evangelize their culture.

To be a Christian mission focused on caring for orphans (James 1:27) and encouraging growth in the local church (Acts 2:47).

Statement of faith

Ninos de Mexico subscribes to the following doctrinal statement:

We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Forgiveness of sin and salvation come through the blood of Christ, upon our faith, repentance, confession, and baptism by immersion into Christ.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and we accept it as our rule of faith. The bonds of our brotherhood are established by acceptance of the authority of the Word of God as our sole and only rule of faith and Christ as Lord of life. In scriptural essentials - unity. In issues of opinion - liberty. In all things - love.

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Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating372 of 42971 of 77
Fund acquisition rating349 of 42971 of 77
Resource allocation rating348 of 42966 of 77
Asset utilization rating264 of 42949 of 77

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$11,108$7,951$30,331$9,161$19,053
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$440,951$416,708$312,476$302,700$273,913
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$562,226$563,347$495,149$458,817$397,097
Other long-term assets$1,470$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$563,696$563,347$495,149$458,817$397,097
Total assets$1,004,647$980,055$807,625$761,517$671,010
Payables and accrued expenses$23,989$8,799$7,773$19,365$11,690
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$23,989$8,799$7,773$19,365$11,690
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$23,989$8,799$7,773$19,365$11,690
Net assets20172016201520142013
Temporarily restricted$138,075$123,270$138,147$151,565$94,088
Permanently restricted$8,839$8,624$8,413$10,654$10,314
Net assets$980,658$971,256$799,852$742,152$659,320
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Total contributions$1,194,481$1,261,644$1,169,666$1,175,007$1,116,426
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,603$1,812$1,780$1,826$1,916
Other revenue$8,465$3,763$2,311$29,218$9,251
Total other revenue$14,068$5,575$4,091$31,044$11,167
Total revenue$1,208,549$1,267,219$1,173,757$1,206,051$1,127,593
Program services$888,016$806,209$818,485$818,131$824,755
Management and general$166,946$132,987$125,292$122,034$123,128
Total expenses$1,199,147$1,095,815$1,116,057$1,123,219$1,107,398
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$9,402$171,404$57,700$82,832$20,195
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$9,402$171,404$57,700$82,832$20,195

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Program accomplishments

2017 in Review

  • 104 children and young people were served
  • 25 new children were welcomed into our homes
  • All of our homes received much needed maintenance thanks to our short term mission teams
  • 2 staff people are focused on the spiritual life of our children
  • New structure to implement the working together of all areas of our children's development: Psychology, Medical, Spiritual, Educational, Administration
  • Jireh, our newest facility, was opened and is now home to 13 kids
  • Giving Tuesday gifts will help us care for 12 of our newest children for 8 months


  • Jireh home construction which will add 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Room to receive up to 10 additional children in our homes
  • Continue focused work with our children for their educational success
  • Investigation of a new home in San Luis Potosi and/or remodel of property in Queretaro for a new children's home
  • Construction of a Church building in the Puebla mountain village of LaLibertad
  • Continued work & expansion of church planting & evangelism
You can help! Ninos is supported by:
  • Church missions, Sunday School Classes, Youth Programs, Small groups
  • Individuals
  • Short Term mission teams
  • Internships
  • Special events such as Trivia Night, 5K, Golf Tournament
Please visit our website to learn more, get involved, and impact a life!