Children’s Impact Network (CIN) first began its roots when founders John and Maritza started an inner-city ministry in Miami in 1990. The goal was to reach children and youth in the most violent and impoverished areas of the city, and impact their lives with the love and message of Jesus Christ— to bring church to those who had no opportunity to go to church. Years later, CIN began investing in the lives of missionaries and leaders in other countries. Through John and Maritza’s travel, CIN realized the desperate needs in third world countries. They felt a burden to address those needs. In 2003, CIN founded the Bolivia Life Center (BLC) orphanage to rescue abandoned, abused and neglected children. The Bolivia Life Center provides a loving, safe, and compassionate home.
In 2003, CIN founded the Bolivia Life Center (BLC) orphanage to rescue abandoned, abused and neglected children. The Bolivia Life Center provides a loving, safe, and compassionate home. The center trains, educates and prepares its children to become healthy and capable adults. When these children age out of the orphanage, they join the LIFEhouse at 18 years old. This transitional home allows them to pursue a secondary education at a university or training institute and participate in their one-year military training program (which is strongly encouraged in Bolivia). Mentors develop these young adults and students at the LIFEhouse in order to secure jobs, learn responsibility traits, money management, and how to grow their spiritual walk.
After years of providing leadership and educational materials to church leaders serving in the most volatile regions of Colombia, CIN founded the Colombia Life Center (CLC) safe house in 2010. This home provides refuge and rescue for children and widows of martyred pastors who have lost their lives while sharing God’s love to others. In 2015, CIN added a second safe house to the program to rescue more families. CIN has been able to see God restore lives in the Colombia Life Center safe houses. Through this program, families receive a fresh beginning and find hope once again.
In 2012, Children’s Impact Network began the Honduras Life Center (HLC) orphanage. There is currently one building constructed that contains two homes prepared to rescue up to 30 children. CIN is currently constructing more homes in order to rescue more children. The HLC includes house parents, training and education, food, and a strong spiritual climate in the home and church community. The HLC provides a future for children that felt they had none, whom were abused and abandoned but now found through God.
In 2015, Children’s Impact Network began work in Chile. CIN now has a campground and center in the country and is partnered with the local church. CIN provides outreach and fulfills material and spiritual needs within the community.