Project No: 020

Project Managers:
Mike Edwards and Cindy Thomson

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Project Managers: Mike Edwards and Cindy Thomson

MexMission (in Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta) has two main programs: “Laughter Therapy” (“Riso terapia” in Spanish) for young cancer patients, and providing assistance to orphanages operated by Madre Ines, known as the “Mother Teresa of Mexico City” for her work with orphans and street children.

While researchers diligently look for a cure for cancer, MexMission helps make the existence of those kids who suffer from the disease bearable and joyful.

On the orphanage and street children front, MexMission restocks various locations with 5 tons of wholesome food, beverages, milk products and clothes each week.

Prior to working in Mexico, project managers Mike Edwards and Cindy Thomson oversaw a FCF project in the Washington DC area, and through their Milk for Many project, they distributed 150 tons of milk a year to Metro DC’s sheltered community, and as a result they were awarded the "Freedom Works Award" from Congressman Dick Armey.

MexMission was created with the relocation of their work, complete with a MexMission music group which does benefit performances in the poor barrios and orphanages.

Real Life Story — Katie's First Birthday Party! — When Katie first saw me at her orphanage, she wrongly concluded, “My mom has come back!”...

Mexico City, D.F., Mexico

Our young people's band performing.

Cindy, Oliver and Mike delivering turkeys, fruits, vegetables and school supplies to orphan children.

Project Manager Mike Edwards enjoying a warm moment with orphans

Laughter Therapy for Cancer Kids

The vision for our Laughter Therapy program (“Riso Terapia” in Spanish) is to enrich the lives of kids suffering from cancer. At times we affectionately refer to the program as "Dr. Payaso" ("Dr. Clown"), with each of our clowns skilled at making meaningful, uplifting visitation to kids suffering from cancer, the key being utter concern for cheering these young patients’ hearts rather than concern for oneself.

Our Work in Orphanages

You may have just stumbled across this Internet page, just like Brian, a young nuclear engineer who took an interest in looking up needy missions in Mexico City. Brian, along with 70 colleagues, were scheduled to operate a nuclear energy task force here in Mexico City. He "accidentally" MexCity Mission on the Family Care Foundation web site

Music is a Big Part of Our Ministry

The MexCity Mission Band giving benefit concerts and serving food to the poor of Mexico City. 17,000 meals were served and 20 free concerts given.

Moving From Success To Significance

Don from Minnesota learned about the work we are doing here in Mexico City after happening on the FCF website, and offered to buy Christmas presents for the children of the orphanage we assist. After communicating more at-length, Project Manager Cindy Thomson shared our primary need with Don, a new van for the mission. Don then agreed to purchase the vehicle as well. Here is the rest of the story from Cindy. "I flew up to the border to rendezvous with Don in McAllen, Texas where he had a Dodge 15-passenger van lined up to buy. The vehicle had only 29,000 miles on it and was in mint condition, still having the new car smell and look.

Family Care Foundation Project Honored in Washington

Washington, D.C. based Family Missions received the Freedom Works Award sponsored by House Majority Leader Dick Armey. This award is given annually to "the most active service group in the country motivated by personal commitment and desire to make the world a better place rather than personal gain or government funding." Following are excerpts from press releases about this event: