Faith Adventure in Mexico
Traveling to Third World countries to serve in the name of Christ often has a powerful impact on those who go. A similar experience can happen a little closer to home when churches partner with an organization like Baja Christian Ministries to meet physical and spiritual needs of the poor in Mexico.
Scott Griffiths has been to Sri Lanka, Venezuela and elsewhere on mission trips, but he and hundreds of teens from Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif., experienced a “Third World faith adventure” just two and a half hours from home when they traveled in 2008 to Baja California, Mexico, to work with Baja Christian Ministries.
The Mariners Church volunteers were among more than 500 people from churches across the United States who participated in the “Baja Blitz” weekend, building homes and evangelizing people in the Baja peninsula.
“We look at it this way: We’re building houses and lives for Jesus Christ,” says Baja Christian’s founder, Bob Sanders.
An article about this ministry originally appeared in the September/October 2008 issue of Outreach magazine.
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