Cuernavaca Children’s Mission





The Sisters of St. Francis Cuernavaca Children’s Mission was established in 2005. It is operated by a dedicated group of Mexican associates, along with Sister Margaret Slowick. We believe that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty. To that end, we began a Sponsor-a-Child Program for children who live in poverty. We also created the St. Francis Children’s Library, open to all at no charge. We provide nutritious meals to all the children that we serve and respond to emergency requests for basic needs such as food, clothing, medicine, and even burial expenses.


Here is our “Thank You” video to everyone that makes this ministry possible

Jenifer meets little Jenifer

The Sisters of St. Francis Cuernavaca Children’s Mission was established in 2005. It is operated by a dedicated group of Mexican associates, along with Sister Margaret Slowick. We believe that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty. To that end, we began a Sponsor-a-Child Program for children who live in poverty. We also created the St. Francis Children’s Library, open to all at no charge. We provide nutritious meals to all the children that we serve and respond to emergency requests for basic needs such as food, clothing, medicine, and even burial expenses.

In mid-February 2016, Jenifer Smith, an employee on the St. Francis Campus, traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico for a long awaited meeting. She had waited several years to meet her sponsored child, and now the wait was finally over.

Their first encounter was an emotional one.  It was a meeting seven years in the making. When Jenifer and her husband Curt decided to become sponsors in 2008, “Little Jenifer”, age 10, was almost 3. They were finally united on February 19 for the long awaited, joyous occasion.




Jenifer described meeting “Little Jennifer” for the first time: “I was in the courtyard where the older children study – helping sweep the leaves to prepare for the class of the day.  Sr. Margaret called up to me with excitement in her voice, ‘Jenifer, Little Jennifer is here’.  I looked over the edge of the wall and saw Jennifer and her big brown eyes looking up at me with the biggest smile. My heart completely melted!”

She continued, “I rushed to embrace the little girl that I had never met but had held in my heart for so long – a rush of emotions that had been seven years in the making – so precious to me – my sponsored child, Jennifer. There are few times in a person’s life when they can say they were so happy that they were brought to tears – this was one of those times for me!”

The financial contribution is as little as $25 a month. Jenifer and Curt continue to send their monthly donation, as well as a Christmas and birthday present.

“I am blessed to be a part of Little Jennifer’s life and happy that she is a part of the Cuernavaca Children’s Mission,” said Jenifer.


How to reach the Cuernavaca Children’s Mission

For more information on Cuernavaca Children’s Mission

contact Sr. Margaret Slowick by email at

 hermana-maggie@hotmail.com

If you would like to donate to Cuernavaca Children’s Mission, click the link below:

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