Groups, Casa #1, & Cold Weather
This month, we started off the year strong with visits from three different groups – a shortened mission experience with Myers Park UMC from Charlotte; a weeklong trip to build the first house of the year with Trinity Lutheran from Indianapolis; and a morning of mission with our friends from FUMC here in McAllen. Among their activities, they also helped us respond to the sudden cold weather this month. When it’s below freezing (or close to it) down here, families that we work with suffer, and we were thankful to be able respond to their needs with blankets, hats, gloves, and grocery packages.
We have weeks open for 2024, and we are already scheduling groups for 2025! If you would like to come work with us in Reynosa, Mexico, visit our website for more info and get in touch with Colleen. We’d love to work with you!
Apply for our Summer Internship
This month, we began accepting applications for our College Leadership Program (also known as our summer internship). We are looking for high school grads/college students (at least 18+) who are eager to serve in Mexico with us this summer, leading mission work groups on the job sites, engaging with groups and local volunteers and staff, and helping Faith Ministry wherever needed.
We have LIMITED spots this summer, and we are accepting applications on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the better!
A Look Back at 2023
2023 had its celebrations and challenges, but God was faithful through it all. Friends like you and support like yours helped us to keep making a difference this year – thank you and muchas gracias! Click to view, download or print our 2023 Annual Report.
Major Roof Pour
On Saturday, March 23, we will be pouring the roof on the Deantin community center, and we invite you to come down to join us! We welcome you to come to either WORK (bucket line, shovel duty, wheelbarrowing, etc.) on this roof equal to 8 houses or WITNESS this momentous event.
We do have limited space for hosting, so if you are interested, please fill out our form online BEFORE you make travel arrangements.
Stay tuned for a video on Facebook from David and Colleen this week all about this special event!
Travel to Alabama
Our executive director David and associate director Colleen will be in Athens, Alabama, this weekend! They will be at the 9:00 and 11:00am services at First United Methodist and the 10:00am service at First Presbyterian.
We believe in the power of prayer, so please join us in praying for:
- Yadira, our administrator in Reynosa, who lost her grandmother this month, only a few short months after losing her mother. Pray for peace for her family as they grieve yet another loss.
- The mother of Pablo, the director of our partners at Berea Bible Institute, who has been hospitalized much of this month. Pray for her healing and recovery, as well as comfort and wisdom for her family.
- Omar, who continues to battle a wide variety of health issues. He remains in Monterrey, and we ask for your continued prayers for his health, wellbeing, and recovery, as well as for his comfort and peace.
- The health of our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and friends around the world
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
In Case You Missed It
We celebrated five staff birthdays this month! Our associate director Colleen, our Reynosa administrator Yadira, our construction staff Brayan, our spiritual growth intern Osiel, and our administration/spiritual growth staff Ivonn all celebrated their birthdays in January. Feliz cumpleaños a todos!
Thank you for everything you do to support Faith Ministry! We appreciate your donations, your prayers, and your dedication to the ministry.