Friday, December 23, 2016

Thank you Lord for this special gift to the boys at MCCH and our family and thank you for those who made it possible.
We all had a great time off from school, house chores, farm chores and regular routines, enjoying beautiful scenes, swimming, hiking and great food. Here are some pictures of our trip to the famous Pachuca mining town, the first place soccer was played in Mexico. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

It's that time of year when family gathers at the table, home or a special place and gives thanks for the many blessings had and to come.  Then again gather to open gifts beside the Christmas tree. I would like to invite you to remember our boys here at Mexico Christian Children's Home.  Some will never be able to have this special time with family.  Some have never experienced a Christmas, but yet all of them express daily in their prayers a "thank you Lord for the people who help me". All of us at MCCH want to thank you for helping us be a part in these boys lives.  Without your prayers and financial help things would be very difficult but not impossible because the Lord always provides. Please remember us this Thanksgiving and Christmas, may the Lord bless you always for all you have done and will continue doing for MCCH.

Monday, October 10, 2016

We are very happy and excited to share with you that Gerardo (20 year old) will be getting his surgery on upper lip done for free.  After several tries petitioning with local government he was finally approved and is now in process of all paper work, blood tests and many other requirements.  Thank you Lord for letting MCCH be a part in Gerardo's life and thank you for prayers and financial help.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Joyful service on 9/18/16 at Tlacote Church of Christ as Omar (age 15) and Efrain (age 14) together with church member Fernando (who brings water to MCCH while without well).  All accepted Christ and where baptized today.  
Thank you Lord for allowing us to celebrate this event.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Please continue prayers for water at MCCH to include rain water.

We have set up a whole rain water collection process: the black water tank (when full of rain water) provides a hole week of washing dirty laundry for all the boys and the white barrel is used for mopping floors.  This represents a 40% savings in water. 
Well pump has not yet been repaired so please continue in prayer about pump repair or replacement.

Thank you Lord for the rain you send us. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Some very important updated information about MCCH changes. 

We (Douglas and Monica) have always tried to dedicate our lives to serving the Lord (just like Bob and Bev Wright showed us) in all possible ways and try to get others involved in serving also.  Over the past 2 years we have had a total of 3 families take the responsibility of house parents here at the boys home, thinking we could do more things away from actual boys home.  It has not been easy and we finally have understood from God that He wants us with MCCH (close to boys), So with this said we have decided to move back into the children's home but this has created a problem with the house parents (Nicolas and Geneva Gurrusquieta in picture below) living in apartment adjoining home. We had given them a 3 month trial period before making them official house parents and as of the 3rd of September 2016 they are no longer involved with MCCH.  They have moved out of property and all we ask is that the Lord bless them wherever they will be working, these past months have been very tough in many ways but our concern always has a focus on the boys well-being and care.  We are very happy to move back with them especially when they all have responded so well to us.  They are an important part of our lives.  Yes this means more work but it's serving our Lord and that's the main goal.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The boys headed back to school on 8/22/16!
New school and much to learn.

We are asking for your prayers and for you to consider sponsoring the boy's monthly school fund.  The cost to send them all to school at this time is $800.00 per month (American).  We are in immediate need of $1200.00 by 9/1/16 to cover tuition.  

If you would like to help us meet this monthly need, please contact our Ambassadors, Mike and Joan Shingleton at


MCCH is a very busy place! Despite all of the challenges we are facing, God remains faithful in His provision and in His love.  We give Him all the praise!

Below is a picture of Bev "tutoring" the boys on how to process a chicken.  On this day several of the boys had the pleasure of learning how to butcher and process chickens.  Thank you Lord for providing and teaching us at MCCH that you must work to enjoy the fruits.  Thank you Lord for all those involved in the farm project at MCCH.

Luis and Beto enjoying some of Bev's 
special recipe chicken dinner.

Other things happening at MCCH:
After having the meter box and wire stolen at the well, we are building a "vault" around the control box in order to protect it from any returning thief.  This project has been funded by several donations.  For more information about how you can help with the well fund, please visit:
Thank you Lord for our wonderful supporters in the U.S. and here in Mexico.  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Omar (left) and Efrain bottle feeding Eve's last two little piglets left from 12.  We decided to name these two Cain and Able.  The boys have had a taste of pig farming and how it's real work but fulfilling and very useful for them.  Please pray next time Eve brings us her piglets they may all survive. On behalf of all the boys here at MCCH we thank you for constant prayers and support.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The first batch of piglets have arrived!  Eve gave birth to 12 piglets today!  10 of the 12 are doing well.  Eve did well with the delivery. The boys got to be there and did a great job pitching in to help clean up the piglets and get them settled. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Greetings to you all from MCCH Ambassadors, Mike and Joan Shingleton.  

We are sure most of you are aware of the many issues involving the well at MCCH over the years.  In response to the current issue of the well starting to dry up we have opened a Go Fund Me account to raise the money needed to dig a new well.  Here is the link to the Go Fund Me account.

We ask that you would visit the site and share it with your friends and family to spread the word and help us reach our goal of $23,000 (American) that is needed to complete this project.

We thank you and praise God for your continued,faithful support of MCCH through your prayers and financial giving.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Today we have received an unusual word of encouragement for all of us here at MCCH, Our local government along with child protection services has recognized Mexico Christian Children's Home as one of the most enduring, well managed children's home of the state of Queretaro, they have also placed MCCH on a pedestal of the "roll model" home.

When asked how we have been able to survive for all these years (being that we survive solely on donations) we responded "It's all in Gods hands".

I only wish Dad could have been around to see local government say "thank you for all you have done and are doing for the orphans of Queretaro."

I (Douglas) want to personally thank each one who has prayed or supported MCCH and I know the Lord will bless you in full for your help because it's with your constant help we are able to continue.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MCCH was host to 68 visitors this past Saturday as both FEDEX and UPS workers with families held a soccer tournament on our turf.  Then MCCH boys (in orange) played finals against challengers (UPS) and beat them.  After the game we all fellowship with a delicious meal.

A little late, but here are the May birthdays!

Max's 14 birthday:  A full house at his party with Bev Wright, Ann Creekmore, new house parents Nina and Nicolas, 3 visitors and of course all 13 boys along with Douglas,Monica and their two children, thank you Nina for the delicious cake upon these tough financial times here at MCCH, the Lord has allowed us to share pure love with Max on this special day. 

Daniel who is new to MCCH had his 18th birthday on May 18th!  Welcome to MCCH Daniel!
His face reflects joy because this was the first time anyone had celebrated his birthday.

Please continue in prayer for MCCH boys.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Water well justification usage to government is on its way with 80,000 of these tiny plants being planted.  The only problem is our well is not able to keep up with irrigation.  Please pray the Lord will bring MCCH the solution.  

 So far we have planted around 15,000 asparagus plants and it has been raining on them. Lord willing production should start around end off summer and government inspection will finally turn legal well papers over to the home.
There's a possibility of investing in a complete "drip irrigation system" but we have not been able to come up with funds.  We are still looking into the cost for this.  There have been just enough donations for basic necessities.  Please pray for financial income, there are many needs and still many expenses to cover here at MCCH.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Work was started a few weeks ago on remodeling last 40 year old bathroom here at MCCH, just like all the others we found giant tree roots growing inside old cement pipes, replacing with pvc, new copper valves at shower and of course new floor and all around tile, this last bath was tiled with a combination of left overs and is looking great, I (Douglas) have faith some extra money will come in and be able to get new toilet and sink. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

We would like to formally introduce you to Mike and Joan Shingleton.  Some of you may already have met them as they have officially been Ambassadors for MCCH since April 7, 2013 and have been traveling around visiting our supporting congregations.  Here is a note from them sharing who they are and what their role is as Ambassadors to MCCH:

Hello!  We are Mike and Joan Shingleton, Ambassadors to Mexico Christian Children’s Home.  We are members of North Industry Christian Church (NICC) in Canton, Ohio.  Mike is an elder at NICC and we are both actively involved with our missions committee. 
NICC has been sending work groups to MCCH every year since 1999.  Mike went on his first trip with them in 2006 and has returned each year.  Joan has been able to participate in several trips during that time as well. 
Over the years we have become aware of God’s calling to be more involved in helping the Wright’s in some way.  After a lot of prayer and talking with Douglas and Bev Wright, the idea of having Ambassadors in the U.S. emerged.  On February 9, 2014 during church service at the Church of Tlecote, Douglas, Monica and Bev presented us with a certificate in front of their congregation making us the official Ambassadors for MCCH as of April 7, 2013. 

It has also become very clear to us that God is directing us to spend our retirement at MCCH on a permanent basis.  We are very excited about this move and can’t wait for that time to come.  However, there is still work for us to do as Ambassadors while we are still in the USA.

Our purpose and goals as Ambassadors for MCCH:
  • To meet with and update the congregations who currently support or have previously supported MCCH.
  • To contact new congregations to gain much needed additional support.
  • To organize and lead groups to take service/learning trips to MCCH.  This may be anywhere from 1 to 10 people from your congregation.  We feel personal visits are important for several reasons:
Ø  It gives your congregation an opportunity to show your support in a very personal and encouraging way.
Ø  It helps build and grow personal relationships between the Wright’s and your congregation.
Ø  It is important to see first-hand the great work being done for God’s Kingdom.
Ø  It is important to see the great need the Wright’s have for additional help both physically and monetarily.

We would love the opportunity to come to your church to share more information with your mission committee and/or your congregation about MCCH.  We can customize a presentation format that would fit your specific needs.  If you are interested, you can email us at:

Thank you for your continued support to MCCH. 

Serving God together with you,

Mike & Joan Shingleton

Tuesday, March 15, 2016