It is with great sadness that I inform you of Glenn’s passing.
Rev. Fr. Glenn Polhemus 1944-2020
Rev. Fr. John Glenn Polhemus, III Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information
Services for Glenn Polhemus will be held on Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 AM, at Good Shepherd Anglican Church. The service will also be live-streamed on the Harper Funeral Home Facebook page.
La Gran Familia – Our Story
La Gran Familia started in 1998, not because someone said there was a need for an orphanage in Cuauhtémoc, but because God sent Fr. Gregory Spinks to Cuauhtémoc. Fr. Greg thought he was going there to plant an Anglican church, but God’s plan was much larger. His plan was for Fr. Greg to begin the work of ministering to “the least of these” – the abandoned and neglected children of Cuauhtémoc.
Fr. Greg saw the need of the kids who lived next door with their elderly grandfather in a shack. They were malnourished, filthy, and sick. He ministered to them daily and before long, he opened his heart and his tiny three-bedroom home to nine boys. We later purchased a larger home – “the boy’s house,” which is still in use today.
In 2001, Fr. Greg died suddenly from a heart attack; he never saw LGF as “his ministry” but as God’s ministry, and he was the obedient servant. God has been faithful to continue this ministry. After Fr. Greg’s death, Goretti Lerma, who had helped him with the boys, took over their daily care.
From the start, the blessings have been abundant. The property has grown from one building to three. The children now number 40 and include girls. We have celebrated quinceañeras and a wedding, and most importantly we have helped many children grow into successful adults (nurses, engineers, teachers, mechanics, moms, premier soccer players and more), with many more following in their footsteps.