MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL INC
Go on a mission trip
If you or your church is interested in participating in, supporting, or sponsoring a mission trip - we want to hear from you!
Welcome to Missions in Mexico
When you first cross the border you will see a world different from your own.
The roads are rough, the buildings are crude, for many the language is unfamiliar, and the culture is radically different than in the states. The people are proud of their country and their life. The Mexican people are beautiful, friendly, and intelligent.
Missions International primarily ministers to an association of churches in villages mostly north of the city of Ciudad Victoria (about 4 hours south of the border from McAllen, Texas).
Purposes of a Mission Trip
Although a mission trip is a lot of hard work and fun, fun is not the main purpose. Often, going on a mission trip involves a sacrifice, and those trips offer the most blessings. It is not a vacation or a sightseeing trip. You’ll see many sights and you’ll be able to experience authentic Mexican food, but that’s not the main purpose. You should prepare for a mission trip physically (get in shape), emotionally (get friendly), and spiritually (get prayed-up). Your accomodations can vary from a hotel, dormitory style housing, or sleeping in a church; lodging is completely dependent on cost.
Your primary purpose is to be a witness to others of God’s love and glory. Your attitude is paramount to the success of the mission trip. You go to love the people. You go to learn about their needs. You go to be helpful and to serve. You go to giveof yourself and finacially. You go to receive a blessing and be changed forever!
Typical Missions Activities
- Construction (pastors need work done on their homes, churches need work done on their buildings, communities need churches built, churches need pews or backs added to seat-only pews, painting, electrical, plumbing, and other minor repairs)
- Evangelism (prayer walking, door to door evangelism, community evangelistic activities, handing out Bibles)
- Discipleship (initiatives for men, women, leaders, pastors, pastors' conferences)
- Age specific ministries (children - puppet ministries, backyard Bible club/vacation Bible school, gift boxes; youth - sports ministries, etc.)
give to missionaries
In addition to giving to missionaries under our mission board (funds are raised directly by the missionaries), you have the option to help fund the ministry of Missions International.
Give to Missions International
Through contributions to Missions International that help offset administrative costs, we are able to assure 100% of donations given to a missionary go directly to the missionary.
Give to Pastors in Mexico
Being a pastor in Mexico is not easy. In addition to the requirement to register with the government, most pastor more than one church, have limited transportation, no access to seminary or pastoral education, all for little to no income.
Missions International helps provide these pastors with funding and resources for transportation, education, and to help meet their basic needs. We are registered as a pastoral organization in Mexico and we personally invest in each of our pastors.
If you or your group is considering partnering with Missions International either by giving financially or participating in a mission trip, it's important to think ahead. Start praying now! The next step is involving your church and church leadership. We would be more than happy to make a presentation to your church or group, or speak with someone to help answer questions. We want to help make your mission endeavor possible and fruitful.
Q: I don't speak Spanish. How would I communicate in Mexico?
A: Our interpreter and ground transport is provided by Contardo Covarrubias, a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States. Contardo has lived most of his life in America, but was born in Guadalajara. If an additional interpreter or driver is needed, we will handle that as well.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Many people ask this question. Just like America, there are cities and communities that are crime infested and dangerous when you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. While no crime can be completely predicted or prevented, our leaders know which areas to avoid at what times. Some roads we do not travel at night, and some areas are avoided all together. Every effort is made to focus on safety, but the bottom line - a mission trip requires faith and is dependent on prayer. Contardo has been taking groups to Mexico nearly every month since he entered full-time ministry many years ago. He has never had a person in his group harmed in any way.