Ninos de Mexico

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Ninos de Mexico is excited to have celebrated 53 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 500 young people have been served in our children's homes in the last 53 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 in indigenous villages have also been blessed through the Mobile 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: Dave Smith

Board size: 13


Year founded: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Ninos de Mexico ("Ninos") was incorporated as Children of Mexico, Inc. and is a ministry 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 8 homes, Medical outreaches, and 4 church plants in the mountain areas of Puebla, and the establishment of 5 additional churches in the Mexico City Metro area.

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 and get to know the children. 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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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating742 of 81791 of 99
Fund acquisition rating700 of 81788 of 99
Resource allocation rating627 of 81780 of 99
Asset utilization rating581 of 81771 of 99

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$9,137$9,213$11,108$7,951$30,331
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$464,820$544,525$440,951$416,708$312,476
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$659,154$640,871$562,226$563,347$495,149
Other long-term assets$0$0$1,470$0$0
Total long-term assets$659,154$640,871$563,696$563,347$495,149
Total assets$1,123,974$1,185,396$1,004,647$980,055$807,625
Payables and accrued expenses$7,878$26,121$23,989$8,799$7,773
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$7,878$26,121$23,989$8,799$7,773
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$7,878$26,121$23,989$8,799$7,773
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$141,256$167,546$138,075$123,270$138,147
Permanently restricted$0$0$8,839$8,624$8,413
Net assets$1,116,096$1,159,275$980,658$971,256$799,852
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Total contributions$1,334,662$1,457,580$1,194,481$1,261,644$1,169,666
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,401$6,067$5,603$1,812$1,780
Other revenue$5,427$10,331$8,465$3,763$2,311
Total other revenue$11,828$16,398$14,068$5,575$4,091
Total revenue$1,346,490$1,473,978$1,208,549$1,267,219$1,173,757
Program services$1,080,852$1,003,271$888,016$806,209$818,485
Management and general$148,090$148,610$166,946$132,987$125,292
Total expenses$1,389,669$1,295,361$1,199,147$1,095,815$1,116,057
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($43,179)$178,617$9,402$171,404$57,700
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($43,179)$178,617$9,402$171,404$57,700


Steve RossExecutive Director$79,177

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/30/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

2019 in Review

  • 120 children and young people were served
  • 16 new children were welcomed into our homes
  • Over 1,000 kids were impacted in Summer Vacation Bible School programs
  • Nearly 1,000 people were served through the Mobile Medical Mission outreach.
  • Growth in all areas of our children's development: Psychology, Medical, Spiritual, Educational, Administration
  • New Life, our newest facility, was opened and is now home to 8 kids


  • We need the resources to purchase a house next to our New Beginnings home which will add 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus additional living space
  • We have been contacted about welcoming in 11 additional children in our homes, we need the financial resources to be able to care for them day by day.
  • Resources to help each of our children receive the medical care they need.
  • Resources to help fund our children's educational success
  • Resources to finish remodeling a home in a city 3 hours from our main campus.
  • Continued work & expansion of church planting & evangelism