Mexico Medical Ministries
Craig and Kristi Libby are our missionaries with Mexico Medical. Hope Church has been partners with their ministry through many years supporting them and going on short term missions trips to Mexico. Craig and Kristi will be at Hope Church on Sunday, July 6 to give a brief update on their ministry from the pulpit then be available to meet with people over coffee in the youth classroom after the service. Please join us.
Mexico Medical Ministries work with the people of Mexico in a very dynamic way to witness the love of Christ. This is done in many ways, medical outreaches, health fairs, health education and medical care. Each event includes opportunities to bring the message of the gosple to the people they serve. In medical oureaches or brigadas this is often in the form of a prayer area or "tent" where local pastors witness to people in a very direct and individual manner. In children's ministries, the message is often given through plays, skits, puppet shows and Christian movies (often shown from the back of a pickup truck). Hope Church has been involved in many of these trips over a 20 year period.
Their team includes pastors, doctors, nurses, dentists, optomitrists and many other medical and non medical personnel. A short term Mexico Medical missions trip is an excellent way to for you to both witness and partcipate in active missions work. Their website gives a very comprehensive picture what they do and what you can become involved in. They currently have ongoing trips and are looking for people who want to partner with them to reach the people of Baja Mexico. Click here for their website.
Winter 2021 Update
We are grateful for this new year that the Lord has given us. We have started the year off going to Tijuana to visit with some of the Mexican pastors as well as to deliver supplies that we cross to the Mobile Dental Unit and the supply trailer for the Tijuana Brigadas. On the first trip the red pickup that hauls the Mobile Dental Unit died in the church parking lot where the dental unit is stored. While we aren't grateful for the truck having mechanical problems, we are grateful for the amazing team of believers, friends, and partners that the Lord has teamed us up with! Within 24 hours the truck was repaired so we could drive it home, and in the process the Lord provided the men and equipment needed to raise the box trailer so we could put some stable boxes under it, which would prevent the posts from sinking into the ground. In the process of repairing and maintaining, God provided a great opportunity for building relationships and sharing Christ.
We are hopeful to start having medical outreaches in Tijuana again soon, but as we wait for the border to be open for crossing volunteers, and civil governments to allow public gatherings, we continue to spend time with the pastors and lay leaders God has brought into our lives. Our goal is to encourage them and assist them in reaching those around them with the Gospel. We look forward to sharing with you how God works.
Thank you for standing with us. Thank you for praying, thank you for giving. We are so grateful for each of you. Please, let us know how we can pray for you.
In His Grip, Craig, Kristi, Josh & Katie