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ABOUT FAITH MINISTRY

“…for all we need is faith working through love.” -Galatians 5:6

Since 1994, Faith Ministry has been making a difference along the border of Mexico — by building houses, sponsoring children, meeting spiritual and medical needs, and providing a community of fellowship. We are a nonprofit Christian ministry, serving families in need living in the city of Reynosa and the town of Miguel Alemán, both in the border state of Tamaulipas.

OUR MISSION

Faith Ministry exists because we are called to build God’s kingdom through Jesus Christ. We manifest our faith in Jesus Christ by creating environments where all people have the opportunity to meet and know Jesus Christ.

THE STARFISH STORY

When Deantin Guerra started Faith Ministry in 1994, he felt the enormity of the extreme poverty he saw in Mexico was more than he could handle. Then he came across a story that became the symbol to represent the ministry:

A father and son walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. The son was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. “Why do you bother?” the father scoffed. “You’re not saving enough to make a difference.” The son picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back into the water. “Made a difference to that one,” he said.

We have a dedicated staff whose optimism, faith and love fill the streets of Mexico every day.

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OUR STORY

Faith Ministry/Ministerio de Fe, Inc. was founded in 1994 in McAllen, Texas, by Deantin Guerra to address the needs of the “poorest of the poor” in Mexico while providing ministry and service opportunities for groups in the U.S.

Deantin realized that the ocean of people who were trapped in a failed economy and faced barriers because of lack of education or opportunities was made up of individuals. His load lightened as he focused on lives and souls one at a time, instead of a mass condition.

“When I came here for the first time to do mission work, I was culture-shocked. I couldn’t understand why God had made a river, and on one side of the river, everything was okay, and on the other side, people didn’t have anything.

I decided to come back to do mission work in the name of Jesus Christ, one house at a time, one family at a time, one patient at a time at the clinics, one child with the scholarships, and one family and one soul with the church. We do everything in His name and for His glory, one at a time.”

One of the ministry’s first activities was the establishment of a medical clinic to treat the basic needs of colonia residents who were receiving no medical care. Housing was then provided to families who were living in shanties. Facilities were added in Reynosa and Miguel Alemán to host visiting teams, and churches were built to address spiritual needs. Child educational sponsorships were established soon after.

In 2006, Deantin became the emeritus director but continued some work in both cities. David Rodriguez was promoted to executive director and has been leading the ministry to continue its work in Christ’s name, one family at a time.

WHERE WE WORK

Our U.S. office is in McAllen, Texas. Our office, church and facilities in Reynosa are right across the border, around 40 minutes from our U.S. office. Our church and office in Miguel Alemán are an hour and a half away, across the border from Roma, Texas.

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Churches and organizations across the country (and around the world!) partner with Faith Ministry to support us financially and spiritually and make the work we do possible.

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