An organization helping the less fortunate and abandoned from the streets of Tijuana
La Esperanza started out as a small mission in Tijuana México in 1980 as a faith base operation and since then has growth to have ten rehabilitation centers in different cities of México; the purpose of Esperanza can be resuming in its name itself (Hope). The main focus is to reach those men that are bind by the addiction to drugs and alcohol, and the life of crime.
Each and every one of the rehabilitation centers has a singular task, serving as a shelter for 10 to 100 men, usually when admitted here the man come in very extreme conditions in some cases close to death. So they go trough a disintoxication process that last 1-3 weeks, after this separation they start the rehabilitation trough a series of work projects, bible studies, sports, and other activities. Esperanza recommends a commitment of at least 3 moths, for those that stay longer they have vocational and discipleship programs.
Esperanza efforts are focus towards the fulfillment of the men and woman in their programs.
The highest priority of Esperanza is to love and take care of the individual, presenting them with the love of God in His son Jesus, that will help them brake the chains and bindings of their addictions, once they come to know Jesus, we provide biblical teachings that helps them become integral men and woman.
To the man and woman learn trough example to love and take care of one and other. Hostility, suspicion, selfishness and other emotional problems are gradually replaced with love and commitment to others. So they can go back to their families and communities as functional members of society.
Esperanza bases its vocational program in a bible verse in Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Those who are being freed from their addictions need something different than the idleness that filled their life until know and replace old habits. We provide them with work and as they progress we offer several vocational opportunities and training for different jobs, like Welding, carpentry, and concrete block making, in a way that those who leave the program have a skill that will allow them to get a job.
Is to see every person transformed by and living the gospel of Jesus Christ as the fruit of focused relationships that are initiated and cultivated alongside Latin Americans
- Initiate and cultivate transformational partnerships that build capacity and create opportunities for service alongside Latin Americans.
- TEAM TIJUANA is biblical.
We are motivated by Jesus' command to go into all the world and proclaim the gospel.
- TEAM TIJUANA is integral.
We focus on holistic ministry to every aspect of a person's life, following Christ's example of seamless attention to the spiritual, physical and social needs of individuals. We believe this is best accomplished in the context of community and relationships.
- TEAM TIJUANA is empowering.
We strive to equip the church and its leaders to make significant, lasting impacts on their communities and beyond.
- TEAM TIJUANA is inclusive.
We serve alongside all sectors of evangelical Christianity as our response to Christ's call to live and minister as a unified body.
- TEAM TIJUANA is innovative.
We value creativity and risk-taking in ministry, believing that we carry the gospel into ever-changing cultures and contexts that require adaptation.
- TEAM TIJUANA is committed to transformational partnerships.
We believe in missions as a mutually transformative process, where senders, receivers and participants serve humbly together and together are conforming to the image of Christ.
- TEAM TIJUANA is committed to excellence.
We strive to apply administrative integrity, responsible stewardship, and missiological best practices in everything we do.
- TEAM TIJUANA is a community of prayer
We view prayer as the essential foundation to all we do.
Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of the world, was raised bodily and exalted to God's right hand, where he makes intercession for His own. He will personally come again. We believe that God created humankind, male and female, in His own image. However, everyone has sinned and is guilty before God. As a result, all creation suffers the consequences of the fall and is under God's judgment. We believe that because of His love, God sent His Son Jesus Christ, who inaugurated His Kingdom, provided atonement for sin, disarmed the powers and authorities, triumphing over them by the cross, reconciling the world to Himself. He will consummate His Kingdom in righteousness, power, and glory. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who glorifies Jesus Christ, working in all peoples to bring them to believe and obey Christ. The Spirit dwells in those who believe, equipping and empowering them for lives of holiness and fruitful service. We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe that all who repent and believe in Christ are born into life eternal, delivered from condemnation, and as His Church are called to communicate the Gospel, proclaim the Kingdom, make disciples of all nations and seek to be instruments of righteousness, justice, and healing, all to the glory of God. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the eternal blessedness of believers in the presence of Christ and the eternal separation of unbelievers from Him.