Heart of Forgiveness Ministry was started after a mission trip in 2007 to Cuidad Victoria, Mexico after visiting a small orphanage outside the city. Jolene fell in love with the children and with the Pastor and his wife who ran the orphanage. Jolene wanted to be able to support the home, help with doctor bills, purchase clothing, pay for school fees, and uniforms along with sending the older ones to the university. She wanted to help the orphanage be able to generate an income, and as funds started to come in, Jolene purchased sheep, paid for fencing, and paid for a chicken and a hen house so that they would have fresh eggs and meat. Jolene also purchased garden equipment so that they could grow their own produce.
The vision of Heart of Forgiveness Ministry is not only to assist the orphanage, but also let people know that God loves them and to learn to love themselves, forgive themselves and others that have hurt them. Jolene believes that through personal hands-on ministry, and teaching others how to minister, more people can come to know God in a personal way and come to change their thinking to line up with what God says about them instead of what the enemy has been telling them. Jolene believes that one touch from God can change a person's life forever and heal a lifetime of hurts. She believes that God's love in us and flowing through us will NEVER FAIL and she would like to see others know her “Father God” the way she does!
Located in Cuidad Victoria, Mexico
Pastor Luis Vacquez and his wife Lucy, head up the orphanage and school.
Heart Of Forgiveness Ministry Inc.
2008 to Present
With all the improvements the orphanage is now permitted to house up to 50 children versus 20. Pastor Luis has been certified to head an onsite school. Finishing touches to the building are being done as I write. Of course with the increase in children comes the increase in expense. I thank you in advance for your ongoing support. Because of the political unrest and continuing cartel violence I have not been able to visit the orphanage nor ship supplies across the border for three years. Heart of Forgiveness is still very much involved in the financial support of the Orphanage, however all logistics are handled by Dave Slack and Jerry and Carla Mansee Ministries, whom reside in Mexico. I pray that the violence eases so I may once again see my orphanage family.