Ninos de Mexico

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Ninos de Mexico is a non-profit mission organization directly supported by churches and individuals throughout the United States.


The Greater Mexico City Area is one of the largest urban areas in the world with nearly 30 million people. In this metro area, there are thousands of street children. Some have been orphaned. Others have been abandoned. Still, others have been abused. All of them need the love of Jesus.


Since 1967, Ninos de Mexico has been giving LIFE to these children one child at time. Many of these children have grown up to become doctors, ministers, teachers, and more, helping to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in Mexico. Today, we are actively involved in sharing Jesus with the children and people of Mexico through our six children's homes, Christian school, medical outreach, and church plants.


Ninos de Mexico operates eight children's homes in the Mexico City area and the city of Cholula, Puebla. Each home is designed to function as a family. With Christian house parents, their kids, and 11-15 children. Ninos' homes are truly loving and caring places for the children to grow and learn the love of Jesus.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Ninos de Mexico
PO Box 309
Union, MO 63084-0309


Phone: (636) 583-2000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 431118019

CEO/President: Steve Ross

Chairman: David Smith

Board size: 13


Ruling year: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


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

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 Christians with the ability and passion to evangelize their culture.

Commentary on the Ninos Mission Statement: "...share the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ..." Following the commandment of Jesus, Ninos is committed to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey all that He has commanded. Evangelizing the lost with the saving grace of Jesus Christ is Ninos' number one priority. -Matthew 28:18-20

"...with as many people as possible..." Ninos may be strategically located near Mexico City, Mexico, but alumni and staff also interact with people living elsewhere. The focus is Mexico; the desired influential outcome through the children is ultimately worldwide. -Acts 1:8

" raising at-risk children in Mexico..." Since 1967, the core of Ninos' ministry has involved caring for the abandoned, abused, or orphaned children of Mexico. -James 1:27

" love God..." Among all the educational and professional aspirations Ninos has for each and every one of the children who come to live at the homes, the number one goal is for the children to know God and love Him. -Matthew 22:37-38

"...and grow to be mature educated..." Education for the children is of the utmost importance to Ninos. To advance in Mexico and have an influence on society, a quality education is almost essential. Ninos hopes the children grow into mature productive citizens. -1 Corinthians 13:11

"...Spirit-filled Christians with the ability and passion to evangelize..." Ninos hopes each one of the children accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and in turn has a passion to tell others. Ninos strives to teach the children how to be firm in their faith and share their faith with others. -Romans 10:14-15

"...their culture". Although Ninos is located in Mexico and the children are Mexican citizens, many will relocate during their lifetime. The desire is for them to continue to evangelize their culture, no matter where they go. -Isaiah 6:8

Statement of faith

Essential truth. Our Statement of Faith. These things do not change at Ninos de Mexico. This is what we believe, and it's who we are at the core as a Christian mission.

We believe in one God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17 / John 1:1; 14:9 / Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe in God the all powerful Father, Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, our only Savior, (John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18) Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, completely human and completely divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, (Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)

Who suffered and was crucified under the authority of the governor Pilate, (Luke 23:1-46)

Who died and was buried, and Who resurrected physically from the dead on the third day, (Luke 23:44-24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)

Who ascended to Heaven and now is seated at the right hand of the Father, (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1) and Who will return to the world to judge the living and the dead. (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)

We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who is an active and operative part of the triune God, and Who lives in each Christian. (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)

We believe in the Bible; God's Holy Word, the Scriptures. We believe that God inspired the original writings of the Scriptures and those writings are without error. (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:23-25; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all issues of faith and practice. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)

We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, sinned deliberately against God and is lost and without any hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is reached only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)

We believe the Bible teaches that one receives the grace of God in expressing his faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed (baptized) into Christ. (Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Phillippians 2:11 / 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:28; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)

We believe the church is the body and bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost and includes all Christians everywhere. (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)

We believe the Bible teaches the Elders must exercise the authority over the local congregation. (Acts 20:28; Phillippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1034 of 1074131 of 139
Fund acquisition rating929 of 1075115 of 139
Resource allocation rating926 of 1075118 of 139
Asset utilization rating903 of 1074113 of 139

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,598$9,137$9,213$12,578$7,948
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$559,801$464,820$544,525$442,421$416,705
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$796,173$659,154$640,871$562,226$563,350
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$796,173$659,154$640,871$562,226$563,350
Total assets$1,355,974$1,123,974$1,185,396$1,004,647$980,055
Payables and accrued expenses$12,298$7,878$26,121$23,989$8,799
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$12,298$7,878$26,121$23,989$8,799
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$105,400$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$117,698$7,878$26,121$23,989$8,799
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,066,218$974,840$991,729$833,744$839,362
With donor restrictions$172,058$141,256$167,546$146,914$131,894
Net assets$1,238,276$1,116,096$1,159,275$980,658$971,256
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,269,833$1,300,550$1,416,915$1,150,890$1,167,943
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,852$6,401$6,067$5,603$1,812
Other revenue$50,012$37,587$48,828$45,356$86,039
Total other revenue$53,864$43,988$54,895$50,959$87,851
Total revenue$1,323,697$1,344,538$1,471,810$1,201,849$1,255,794
Program services$904,159$1,080,852$1,003,270$888,016$806,209
Management and general$160,689$160,727$148,611$144,185$132,987
Total expenses$1,201,517$1,387,717$1,293,193$1,192,447$1,084,390
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$122,180($43,179)$178,617$9,402$171,404
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$122,180($43,179)$178,617$9,402$171,404


Steve RossExecutive Director$80,921

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/11/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1966, a young couple from Missouri made a trip to Mexico to assess how they could best work to meet needs and evangelize the people. They were met in Mexico City by veteran missionary Dean Cary. After much prayer they decided to begin a program that would later be called "Ninos de Mexico". In January of 1967 they moved to Mexico to begin the work.

In 1978, an office was opened in Union, Missouri to provide communications with U.S. churches and to take care of the business end of the expanding ministry.

Since then, many faithful house parents, staff, and volunteers have followed the Lord's calling to care for and share the love of Christ with over 470 kids. Today, there are nine homes in three Mexican states, 117 kids and 40 staff members living out James 1:27.

Program accomplishments

Since 1967, Ninos de Mexico has given almost 500 kids in the greater Mexico City area a new hope and future.