The big mission behind Amigo Fiel

"How was your day?" It's a simple question that we believe gives kids a sense of belonging when they walk through the doors of Amigo Fiel.

Many children in Juarez have lost family members due to drugs and violence. At Amigo Fiel, they are greeted each day with a smile, a helping hand, and a caring staff.

We want them to know that someone is always there for them.

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Transforming the community through the next generation


Bibles distributed

Meeting their spritual needs


School supply kits provided

Meeting educational needs


Shoes given to families

Meeting everyday needs

The story of our founder

Carlos Garcia grew up on the streets of Ciudad Juarez. At 15 years old, he migrated to the United States, but by that time was already heavily involved in the drug scene and was crossing drugs from Mexico into the United States.

In 1987, Carlos gave his life to Jesus and left his old life behind. In 1992, a friend invited him back to Juarez to volunteer and he said yes. God used that trip, and several others, to call him back to his roots and minister in Ciudad Juarez to reach people who were without hope.  

Carlos organized weekend trips to Juarez with his family and people from his local church in Santa Fe, NM. From those early trips, the ministry of Amigo Fiel was born.

The mission behind Amigo Fiel

From the beginning, Amigo Fiel has worked to provided basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter. But our ultimate vision is to meet spiritual needs.

In the past 30 years, Amigo Fiel has grown from a few weekend trips to a full-time, daily ministry with a staff of 15 people. Through our after school programs, Bible studies, and church services, we get to share the love of Jesus with hundreds of people each week.

All of this is because of God's provision and the faithfulness of our many partners who pray for Amigo Fiel, support the ministry, and come to Juarez to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Our ministry history

Amigo Fiel begins with a story of transformation.


A New Space

In 2015, we came to the conclusion we had outgrown our facility and were in need of additional space. After much prayer and fasting, God provided yet again and the lot across the street from Amigo Fiel was purchased.

Demolition began in December of 2015 and the construction of a new facility will begin when funding is secured. We would love your help with this. As we go forward, you can be a part of this piece of Amigo Fiel history in many different ways. You can bring a group of volunteers down to help with construction. You can commit to being a prayer warrior for Amigo Fiel during this pivotal transition. You can donate supplies for construction, including tools, equipment, and materials.


La Case Azul

The initial idea was to open an orphanage. After working with several day-orphanages, God revealed the need  to not only protect and teach children, but to help clothe and feed them as well. Around this time God provided “La Casa Azul” or “the little blue house.” This house belonged to Carlos’ uncle and was about a 15 minute drive from the base.

After purchasing the land and building, the doors were opened in 1999 and we began offering lunches to the children in the local neighborhood. Many of the adults in the area expressed their gratitude for the care that was being given to the children. God used this to open a door to start a Saturday night Bible study, which Carlos did.  

Initially, mostly women attended the Saturday night Bible study. That is to say, mostly wives attended. However, slowly but surely husbands would join their wives. Soon entire families were attending and finding renewed hope and healing in their family through the truth of the gospel. Today, Amigo Fiel has a Sunday morning service, a Sunday morning prayer service, a Wednesday night service, and a Friday night service for youth. We are seeing wonderful fruit from the church as members are serving one another and growing in their walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


The Base

The conditions in Ciudad Juárez were sometimes unsafe, unsanitary, or flat out uncomfortable. In 1996 the idea to find a safe place to stay was born and God provided an old house for Amigo Fiel to purchase that would eventually become what we like to call “The Base.”

This house would become a sanctuary; a safe, clean place where mission teams would find a welcoming smile, a hot shower, a delicious meal, and great fellowship. A home away from home. This facility currently sleeps 60 comfortably and we think we have some of the best cooks around.


Amigo Fiel

Carlos always planned on going back to Mexico, but he never imagined how God would shape this desire. In 1992, a friend invited him to Juárez to volunteer and he said yes. After a few of these short weekend mission trips Carlos felt a strong calling from God to go back to his roots and reach the people that were without hope.


New Life

Carlos grew up running the streets of Juárez but migrated to the United States in 1976 when he was 15 years old. Before coming to the US, Carlos had started getting involved in the drug scene, and soon he was crossing drugs from Mexico into the United States. It wasn’t until 1987 that Carlos gave his life to Jesus and left drugs behind for good.