Mexico

The third-largest Latin American country, Mexico is home to more than 110 million people. About 95% of the population consider themselves Christian, but only about 8% are evangelicals. There is an increasing freedom for ministry in Mexico, a contrast from the oppressive monopoly of decades past, as even government officials are more open to evangelical work as a counter to the seemingly insolvable problems that plague many areas of the country.

CMF’s Mexico Field Team has launched successful, thriving, middle class church plants in southwestern and northwestern Mexico City and a comprehensive ministry in The Eagles (las Aguilas) neighborhood, a working poor community that used to be a dump. These churches are now under national leadership.

In Pachuca, a city of one million an hour northeast of Mexico City, New Life, a church and community center, provides services to the urban poor of the Cubitos and La Raza community. In an effort to bridge the churches in Northwest Mexico City and Pachuca, new Bible studies are being started with the hope of having house churches across the north of this megacity.

The Timothy Institute was launched in 2011 to train and prepare national church leaders in the churches. The Timothy Institute is under the leadership of the team members and national pastors.

In 2012 our Mexico Field team joined efforts with our Globalscope team in Puebla to plant a church with young graduates of la Universidad de las Americas Puebla.

A few of the specific ways the members CMF’s Mexico team minister to the people of Mexico include the following:

  • Offer classes in English, computer usage, health topics and other areas of interest for the urban poor.
  • Train leaders for Community Health Evangelism (CHE) ministry in the community of La Raza.
  • Consult with and encourage national church leaders when help is needed or requested.
  • Train new national church leaders.

Globalscope Puebla
The Globalscope ministry in this university town is called El Pozo, but students all over Puebla just call it “the green house” (la casa verde) and know it as a place where people from all over the world can experience the love of Jesus Christ in a community created by our campus ministers. The house is adjacent to the campus of la Universidad de las Americas Puebla, where exchange students attend classes, make friends, play sports, join clubs, and live in dorms, but students also come from many other local universities to become part of El Pozo.

Here are a few of the ways the staffers at El Pozo reach out to university students with the love of Christ:

  • ¡En Vivo! is held every Tuesday night. This event features funny skits, great music, a relevant Bible talk, free food and good friends. Pozomida on Thursday afternoons offers free food, a short devotional talk, games, and good friends.
  • The entire community gets away for a deeper life retreat once each semester.
  • El Pozo students and staff are deeply involved in missions and community service on a regular basis, whether it’s hanging out with the kids at a local orphanage, helping to bring clean water to a nearby town, building houses for needy families, or spending the summer in Africa. El Pozo also spends the first Friday of each month making a difference in its local community through an event called Yo Amo Cholula!
  • The staff and students leaders believe in making disciples by being disciples, so they implement Bible-based small groups, mentorships and leadership groups on a regular basis.

CMF Missionaries

  • Kami Burns

    leads the El Pozo campus ministry team in Puebla.

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  • Brad Chapman

    will serve in transformational ministry in Mexico City.

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  • Joe Flack

    will serve in transformational ministry in Mexico City.

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  • Elsa Hurtado

    serves with the El Pozo team in Puebla.

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  • Nina McNure

    serves with church planters in Puebla/Cholula.

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  • Jordan Reed

    will serve with the El Pozo campus ministry.

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  • Tavaris Taylor

    is preparing to serve with the El Pozo team and Business as Missions.

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  • Peri Tullock

    serves in children's ministry with Todd + Tonja Hancock.

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