We see a need to touch lives in our local communities and certain spiritually needy areas around the USA such as the Appalachian Mountains and Indian Reservations.
With Mexico being our next door neighbor to the south, we feel a special urgency to be a part of what is happening there. We have partner ministries in Mexico that we partner with in ministry on a regular basis. They include Dayspring Ministries (www.dayspring.us) and Jesse & Jenny Narvarro’s ministry (www.kingskidsorphanage.com). We also send thousands of pounds of clothing, supplies and equipment to Mexico with various other missionaries who pick up from our mission base here in Texas.
Belize is a very popular tourist destination for Americans and people from all over the world, and is located directly south of Mexico. However, most tourists never see the real Belize where the real Belizeans live. Belize is the only English speaking Latin American country. Belize is one of the poorest countries in Latin America where there is a great need economically and spiritually. There are great opportunities to be Jesus to these wonderful people and share the love of Christ with them. Come join us!
Guatemala is directly south of Belize and is home to people of many different ethnicities and many languages. They are beautiful people with great needs. Every March we plan to lead a team to Guatemala for a Medical Campaign in partnership with Living Water Teaching (www.lwtusa.org) located in the USA at Caddo Mills, TX with a mission base in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Plan to join us next March on this important mission!
Jamaica is a new mission field which we are making plans to visit in 2017. There are many needs that we feel we can help meet and plan to “scope it out” in 2017.
Haiti is not a new field to Refuge CMI. We have been traveling on a regular basis since 2008 with only a few years missed. In the aftermath of the earthquake, we filled our large ministry trailer with much needed medical supplies, food and children’s clothing, and sent it to Haiti through the ministry NW Haiti Christian Mission (www.nwhcm.org). We continue to include Haiti in our ministry plans with a trip planned in 2017 to meet with Haitian church leaders to implement regular Pastor & Leader Training through our own Refuge CMI School of Ministry.
Dominican Republic, located east of Haiti on the same island, is also a newer mission field for us. We will be implementing regular Pastor & Leader Training in Dominican Republic starting in 2017.
Puerto Rico, a territory of the USA, has many needs that we feel we can be a part of in assisting; especially in the area of training. So in 2017, we are looking at getting a plan initiated with some of the indigenous pastors and leaders in Puerto Rico.