While Mike and Pam, along with a few of their ten children, live in a remote village, that does not keep them from being active throughout the country. The Lord has given the Richardsons a vision for serving families in every Spanish-speaking country in the world through the resources that they are producing.
In 1996, Mike founded and published the international home school magazine, El Hogar Educador.
They have also promoted the family and homeschooling through family conferences (twelve in 2014). The publishing, seminar work, as well as the family camp continue to grow. Through its diverse outreach methods, VNMinistries is reaching well over 11,000 families a month.
After coming to Mexico, the Richardsons began meeting a few families from all over the country who were teaching their children at home. They all had one thing in common. They were struggling because of a lack of Christian education material and parent resources in Spanish.
Having taught their children at home since 1986, Mike and Pam felt the Lord was directing them to help these families. In 1996, they began publishing El Hogar Educador as a three-page bulletin. At the time, it was being sent to seventy families and was designed to help train and encourage Christian parents who were committed to training their children to be godly young men and women. It grew to a bimonthly, color magazine being sent free of charge throughout Mexico, Latin America and the world, reaching over 6,500 households in 29 countries. The list of families continues to grow every single week.
From the beginning, the Lord led them to not charge for the magazine or conferences. As a result of the generosity of some Christian brothers, we have been able to share with many families—helping them purchase their school materials. Over the years, the Richardsons have organized and spoken at several national homeschool conferences throughout Mexico. Here is one of the thank-you letters that we received from our events:
Once again, God has proven that he is wonderful and provides all of our needs. We left to come to the home school conference with just enough money for our room and food, and some left over for materials. On the way to the conference, our tire went flat. We put on the spare, but it also went flat. We had to buy a new tire, and we no longer had enough money to buy any materials. When we arrived at the conference, we found a great surprise that the Lord had given us through you. He gives us more than we need. Thank you very much for letting the Lord guide you. We are certain that God will bless and multiply this to you. – Jesus and Carmen
Vida Nueva Ministries was founded in the early 90’s to bring the hope and light of Jesus Christ to the Mexican people and the Spanish-speaking world. It is our desire to equip and build the Christian family, and advance the Kingdom of God in this culture. We would like to personally thank you for all of your prayers and support!