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About Us

Amigos Internacionales is a charity whose mission is to provide support and care for children in need. We believe that every child should have access to basic necessities such as food, shelter, education, and water. To ensure this, we have established a global network of projects across Uganda, South Sudan, Guatemala, and other countries around the world.

Our organization has been in operation since 1976 and has provided emergency services to those affected by disasters. As we move forward, we are committed to proactively addressing the needs of children in these areas and beyond.

We strongly believe that no child should have to suffer from poverty-related deprivation due to their circumstances. Our goal is to provide essential resources with an emphasis on sustainability, which will create an environment where children can flourish.

The work of Amigos Internacionales is made possible by our generous donors and partners, as well as the dedication of our volunteers, who tirelessly strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. We are deeply committed to making sure that every child’s voice is heard and that they receive the care and support they need.

Together, let’s make a positive difference in the world and create a better future for our children. Join us today and be part of something bigger than yourself!

Our Mission

Amigos is dedicated to offering assistance and nurturing to children who are living in extremely challenging circumstances, providing essential resources such as food, shelter, education, and water.

Save Children

Amigos Internacionales efforts span across multiple regions, including operating children's homes and schools in Uganda, establishing water wells and churches in refugee camps close to the South Sudan border.

Save Food

Delivering 7.5 million meals to malnourished children in Guatemala. Through their extensive work, Amigos strives to instill hope, love, and security in the lives of these children.

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Save The World

Since 1976, Amigos has been actively involved in providing emergency services during times of disaster relief, and they continue to expand their efforts in addressing the ongoing needs of the most vulnerable populations around the world.

Our Board

We consist of compassionate and dedicated leaders from all walks of life who are passionate about making a positive impact. Our board members are committed to upholding the highest standards as we work to achieve our mission.
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Michael E. Ryer

Michael, an Associate Pastor, has experience in a variety of roles including Youth, Music, Education, and Administration. He has also worked as a Humanities instructor at Navarro College for 5 years and an online instructor at Grand Canyon University, teaching courses on various religious topics.


    Dr. John La Noue

    For over 60 years, Dr. John and his family have traveled the world aiding those affected by disasters. He is known as the “father of disaster relief” and created the first mobile kitchen within an 18-wheeler container.

      Bill Arnold

      Bill Arnold

      Bill initiated 2,000 new churches during MISSION TEXAS and financed the construction of four BSM buildings on state college campuses. He also provided interest-free loans for small churches and supported missionaries on state college campuses.
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        Lee Harris

        Lee is the President of the Blackland Income Growth Program and serves on a statewide committee selected by Texas AgriLife to revive the bobwhite quail. He holds a lifetime membership in the NRA, is a licensed pistol instructor, and has been a concealed carry permit holder since 1996. Additionally, he has a federal firearms license.
          Michael Mirau

          Michael Mirau

          Michael G. Mirau is a nationally recognized business coach who collaborates with individuals and organizations to assist them in creating strategies to achieve their aspirations. He works with top executives and business owners from various public, private, and non-profit organizations.

            Scott Montgomery

            Scott Montgomery

            Scott is a 57-year old retired electrical professional who now serves the community and God alongside his wife Tamera, Dr. John, and Michael Ryer. He has served as a deacon at Frost Baptist Church for the last 20 years and also teaches Sunday school.
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              Matt Stroder

              Matt has utilized his construction and plumbing expertise to assist Amigos in various ways. He collaborated with Dr. John La Noue in promoting a plan to fund water well drilling in Uganda. Additionally, he traveled with Amigos President and CEO Michael Ryer to serve children in an orphanage in Belize and Guatemala and observe the “Manna Bus” in operation.
                James Wren

                James Wren

                Jim, a Baylor Practice Court program graduate, strongly supports the rigorous education offered by Baylor. He believes that the program prepares individuals to become leaders who are willing to tackle challenging tasks. Jim believes that the university’s goal is to train individuals who are willing to take on difficult tasks and overcome obstacles.

                  Where We’ve Been

                  As you can see, we are Amigos Worldwide. We have served people and the Lord in over 21 Countries and in 8 states in the USA and increasing every year!

                  (Brown areas designate areas we have ministered.)