Travel just 5 hours south to the border and help the impoverished barrios of Reynosa, Mexico. Provide Christ’s love through food bags, Bibles, Christmas gifts and Vacation Bible School supplies.
What a joyous and Spirit-filled mission! Friday, June 17, a team of eight Christ Church members transported 307 boxes of school supplies, VBS crafts and several medical supplies to McAllen, Texas. Saturday morning the team had the privilege of meeting with 11 of our sister churches and community organizations from Mexico as they collected the supplies to take back to the children of Reynosa!
This was the 30th anniversary of Christ Church providing VBS/school supplies for all our partners.
A very unique connection occurred during this year’s mission. Christ Church member, Craig Fredrickson, came to McAllen with us this trip. In 1985, he was the first person from our church who went to Mexico to help build the steps of our original partner church, La Trinidad. He and another Christ Church member were responsible for launching that partnership.
Well, very early Saturday morning, we were organizing all the school supplies in the parking lot of the La Quinta for all the pastors to come pick up. To Craig’s surprise, one of the original lay leaders from La Trinidad came to pick up the goodies and they remembered each other immediately! What a glorious reunion! So many children and families have been blessed and hearts have been moved since that first mission started so many years ago. The mind staggers to think of how great God is and how much He has guided so many for so long!
Thanks to our Mexico Coordinator, Olinda Jehovics and the whole team! And thank you to everyone back home for making this wonderful expression of Christ’s love and connection possible!
Interested in joining our next mission in December? Contact Olinda at firstname.lastname@example.org
5 hours southwest of Christ Church, there are children who live with blankets for doors and no running water. Help us and our sister churches in Mexico bring a moment of Christmas joy by donating gently used toys (beanie babies, dolls, cars etc..) or other small gifts such as jewelry, sun glasses, watches, wallets and travel size toiletries.
Check out all the fun from our 2022 Christmas Mission so far HERE
And click HERE for the photos we’ve been receiving from all our partner churches as they celebrated Christ’s birth and shared all the gifts you’ve given.
Questions? Contact Olinda Jehovics at 713.385.8685.