Because of the increased risk of violence, FBCA has paused in sending teams into Mexico. This breaks our heart. We plan to return when we determine that the time is right. Please join us in prayer for the people of Mexico and our partners who continue to serve in their homeland. Below is a description of the work we hope to resume.
South of Big Bend National Park is a remote section of the Coahuila desert. Here we have friends and brothers in Christ. For our folks it is an exciting cultural encounter to visit these remote rustic Mestiso villages and see how these people live and work. The villages have no running water, electricity or paved roads. We usually visit one or two villages each day and in a short amount of time offer many ministries. Of all the ministries we perform, the most important is to simply show up and share Christian love and brotherhood in the name of Jesus. It is our goal to share the Gospel message and remind the believers in this stark and beautiful desert region that they are not alone in their faith. When we arrive it is like having old friends come for a visit and it’s time for “Fiesta!”
Our ministries include: Medical clinics, dental clinics, vision clinics, painting widows homes, construction, Vacation Bible Schools, fellowship meals, hair cutting, commodity distribution, family photos, evangelistic service, movies and any other ministry that the Lord leads us to fulfill.
The conditions are not harsh but they are rugged. These villages are located in a high desert region between two mountain ranges where the average altitude is 5,000 feet above sea level. In November when we usually go, the nights are cold but the days are warm. We can choose to sleep in adobe buildings, tents or on the ground around a campfire. A good hair washing every day is guaranteed and portable showers are available if needed. It is a Holy “National Geographic” adventure. I’d love to talk to you about joining one of our teams. If you would like to learn more about the work in Mexico, please contact our minister of missions, Steve Akin.