January 2018

Medical Ministry

The medical, surgical, dental, and optical needs of hundreds were met in our Baja Medical Center. The team from “Heaven in Sight” led by Dr. Mark Eanes and Dr. Lance Haluka of Valdosta, GA, joined us again this year. The services they provided ranged from cornea transplants to cataract removal. Physical and spiritual eyes were opened! 

Our volunteer emergency fire and rescue team continue to provide life-saving services. Three of our firemen were given extensive training by John White and his team. 
  
Joni and Friends through the Angel Ministry, continues to provide wheelchairs. The ministry specializes in mobility devices to those who otherwise would be confined to their homes. Angelina Garcia and Jessica Brown provide loving home care and adult diapers for those with disabilities who are bed-ridden.

Dr. Fred Timm, pediatrician, working in our Baja Mission clinic

Dr. Fred Timm, pediatrician, working in our Baja Mission clinic

Firefighters receiving a reward

Firefighters receiving a reward

Benjamin, Angel Ministry

Benjamin, Angel Ministry

Evangelism and Discipleship

An average of two thousand children attend our child evangelism classes. Children receive a cup of milk and a scoop of peanut butter. 

Our soup kitchen is another place where the love of God is manifested. The hungry are fed and given a portion to take home. 

Dispensas (care packages) for single mothers and their children are distributed. 

We have a weekly ministry to those who live in the garbage dump. Charles Spurgeon once said, “If you want to give a tract to a hungry man, wrap it in a sandwich.” 

Over 4,000 attend the Baja Mission’s “Night in Bethlehem” Christmas Pageant. All who attend receive hot chocolate, Mexican sweetbread, and the Word of God. We have another outreach to the community on Mexican Independence Day, where the Gospel is presented. 

Rancho de Cristo, our rehabilitation center, offers a one-year program which includes literacy and vocational training under the watchful eye of Hans Benning. Nancy Benning and Tito Quiroz are vitally involved in the Benning Music Academy in Ensenada, where over 700 students, including prisoners, are given the opportunity to study music. 

Rancho de Cristo (group photo) Director, Hans Benning (upper right hand corner)

Rancho de Cristo (group photo) Director, Hans Benning (upper right hand corner)

There are 250,000 migrant field workers in Sinaloa from all over Mexico. Our ministry teams help provide for their spiritual and physical needs. Sinaloa will be the next area of expansion for His Ministry. 

Enrique Perez supervises the expanding prison ministry in Oaxaca. Thousands of inmates are now housed directly across the street from the Mission. Enrique hosts a weekly radio broadcast to the Mixteca region. 

We support missionary Maria Villa Pablo and the radio station transmitting Christian programming to remote areas. Modesto Velasco, although blind, serves courageously in a hostile region.
 

Maria Villa Pablo (left) with a family in Oaxaca

Maria Villa Pablo (left) with a family in Oaxaca

Ministry to Children

Three beautiful homes provide love, shelter, food, clothing, education, and Christian discipleship to over 100 orphaned, at risk children. 
 
Our Oasis schools, K-6, now use the ACE and AMO programs. 
 
Specialized ministries at the Baja Mission include Disabled Children’s Learning Center. They are transported daily and are trained in life skills. Some are going on to higher education. 

Daycare Center

Daycare Center

The Baja Mission’s daycare serves 30 preschool-aged children of migrant workers (children who would otherwise be left unattended). The program provides a bath, food, education, and transportation five days
a week. 

The Breakfast Club in Zapata serves over 100 children who would otherwise have no breakfast prior to going to school. It also serves as a daycare center for those who would be left unattended. 

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

Students attend university technical schools for careers in mechanical engineering, linguistics, business administration, nursing, and medicine. 
 
Generous donations allow for over 100 of our children to attend either summer camp or conferences.