Extreme Missionary Adventures

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Human Services, International, Religion

Location: 16 Pierce Rd Rayville LA 71269 USA

Mission: Extreme Missionary Adventures is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping volunteers make a positive impact in their world. Our volunteers share the love of Jesus with overlooked people in remote locations around our world and help with human needs such as medical, dental, clean water, construction, educational and other basic needs.
Geographic areas served: Worldwide

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Rating: 5 stars  

I went on my first Medical mission trip to San Jose de Pane, Honduras in August of 2014. It truly was a God filled, life changing journey. XMA team leader, Jamie Coker, did an outstanding job in leading a group of 10 people most being on their 1st mission trip. I currently have 2 trips booked with XMA for 2015. I can not wait to see what God has in store for me on these.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I went to Ocotal, Nicaragua this past Feb 14 and going back this Jan. I fell in love with people of Octal. From the city to the surrounding villages, XMA and Full Count are reaching these beautiful people with the gospel. Loving on them as the gospel says to. Terry and Denise and their team of interpreters have such a ministry there. Shannon

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've made 7 trips with XMA, Randy White, in Peru and Honduras. As a Pastor and carrying other volunteers it is extremely important to be assured of integrity, safety, clarity and spiritual purpose. XMA excels in those areas. We have never had a glitch that concerned me knowing Randy White was our leader. We have more trips already scheduled. Pastor Gary

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Rating: 5 stars  

2nd trip with XMA. I love XMA´s Connect One Life motto-Following Christ is not about escaping this life for some future life in heavan. It´s about living a full, abundant life starting right now and going into the eternal future. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full". XMA believes God created us to explore and enjoy this world He created but the one overaching adventure of our lives is to know Him and make Him known. The goal of your journey with XMA is to help connect you with the adventure of knowing God better and making Him known. I must say for me each adventure with XMA has blessed me and guided me to better connect with Him and I hope in some small way has blessed those I have met on my adventures. I know my family and my community is better off because of my adventure with XMA. I am so grateful to Kathy Gwin for inviting me on my 1st & 2nd XMA Adventures. We finished yesterday, can´t wait to start planning my 3rd.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

figure out how to tell more people about them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This year was our first trip with XMA. We are booked for next year and if we can, we may book two trips. Amazing group of people that are serving at the highest.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been on two trips with XMA now and our church will be doing more, Lord willing. Had the privilege of partnering with two of their leaders already and both were awesome in leading our team and giving the Lord the freedom to do what He wants to do. If I had ten thumbs, they'd get 10 thumbs up. :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Trips

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They do great.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Extreme Missionary Adventures is just that. It is taking the teachings of Jesus to unreached, unengaged people groups all over the world. Where else can a person do the things you enjoy doing while sharing the teachings of Jesus. We have done everything from hiking, biking, motor bike, kayaking and camping just to name a few.

Being able to visit villages and mingle with the nationals there is great. Exotic food, beautiful scenery and making new friends along the way, wow, whoever said following Jesus Christ was boring. NO WAY!! ITS AN ADVENTURE WITH A PURPOSE.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally seen people come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord of there lives. I've seen people being able to make a living for themselves and I've witnessed many water wells being drilled for clean non contaminated water.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them all the money so more people could go share the gospel while giving humanitarian aid.

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2 people found this review helpful

I've been to three different Asian countries and have been blessed every time. In two of the countries we have done drops and in the other we have shared Bible stories. Every trip is exciting and very unique whether we are hiking, kayaking, hiking or using a motor scooter. Everyone that has gone comes back a stronger follower of Jesus. The blessings we receive are unbelievable. The people groups we come across are amazing. There is no way that I can describe all of the experiences I've been through and my only regret is not joining up sooner. Come along with us and see what you have been missing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing first hand how God can use you if you just make yourself available to Him. It's awesome to see how God works everything out. If you love God, people and the great outdoors come along for the adventure of a lifetime.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My first trip through XMA was in 2003 as a group of women from Rayville, LA went to the mission grounds in Olanchita, Honduras to minister to women who were either the wife of a pastor or a village leader. This was the first time women's ministry had been conducted in Honduras. The women's response to the teaching of God's Word to them was incredible. I had the privilege of returning in 2004, 2005, and again in 2010 to assist in ministering to the precious ladies of Honduras. These ladies have taught me how earnestly intercede for others, how to love unconditionally, and how women's basic needs and desires are the same wherever you are. We all want to love and be loved and to have the needs of our families met. They have taught me what is truly important in this life--loving the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Also this year I was able to spend one week with Osmany and Jennifer in Pane, Honduras. There a small group of Louisiana ladies conducted VBS to over 200 children and taught the Word of God to 19 women. To see joy in the eyes of children who have known only hopelessness made our own spirits jump with joy. To see women grow from feelings of such unworthiness that they wouldn't look at us during Bible study to clinging to us for individual prayer on the last day is beyond description. Our team also visited villages surrounding Pane to show them a movie about Jesus. The villagers had never seen a movie nor had they ever heard about Jesus. They now have seen their first movie and it was about Jesus. There were some salvations resulting from these visits. Praise God for His goodness in allowing me to share these wonderful experiences with ladies who love the Lord and are willing to give of their time, energy, and finances in order to walk in obedience to their Lord. Each time I have been chosen by my Lord to serve in Honduras the experience has been unbelievable in the natural for only God could do what I've witnessed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning how to give of myself so that others could learn about Jesus through salvation and discipleship. The leadership XMA provides is incredible both in its office and on the mission field itself.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how the love of God and the willingness to serve Him are the heart's desires of those lead the teams and those who are team members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

of one accord in their desires to fulfill the Great Commission that Jesus gave to us.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

greatly expand its territory in spreading the Good News to unreached people groups.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This charity is all about reaching the nations for Christ. The leaders are great people and I built awesome relationships with them. I spent the first week in the mountains around Wiwili with Terry Parks and some translators, David and Raul. We spent time reaching the locals through games and films. We told Bible stories and showed several faith based films. The second week I spent in the town of Ocotal. We went to 2 different churches and did some Vacation Bible School activities by playing games, teaching Bible stories, and making crafts. The ways that we saw God work and the experiences that we had were absolutely amazing and I wouldn't trade it for anything. You may have to rough it a little bit and get a little dirty but the leaders make sure you are taken care of by providing food and lodging so that you can spend your time focusing on God and the work He is having you do. I loved this non-profit and I plan to take a trip with them again.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the people of Nicaragua come to know Christ and through my experiences on the trip I took with them

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything. Seriously.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how easy they made it to do God's work without having to stress over the details of food and lodging.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing. They were some of the friendliest people I've ever met and they work hard to make sure we have an amazing experience. You can see their love for Christ through their life and through their work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

light the world on fire for God. They could reach so many more places and people and they would have so many more resources. It would also help to offset the costs of bringing missionaries into the various countries.

Ways to make it better...

. My experience was amazing and I really don't know how it could have been better. Anything that went wrong or wasn't enjoyable had absolutely nothing to do with this organization.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of resources and people. They need more people to come be missionaries to assist them in doing God's work. They also need more resources to help them reach the people once the missionaries are there.

One thing I'd also say is that...

You will not regret partnering with the organization for your missions experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I recently returned from my 3rd XMA trip in 15 months. I have had the opportunity to work in 2 seperate areas of Honduras and most recently Nicaragua. I first came in contact with XMA in Honduras while leading a team from another organization. After spending a short period of time talking with the team leaders, I quickly realized these guys had it right. They were willing to sacrafice all of the comforts we as americans had come to depend on to get the Gospel out to those hard to reach villages. By putting myself last in my service, I really found myself depending more on God and allowing Him to guide my way. Working and planning trips with XMA has been the easiest of all the organizations I have worked with. Eventhough I have only spent about 24 days working with XMA on the field, my service as a short term missionary has been changed forever.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

maturing my view of international missions through ensuring evangelism and disciplship a the key focus.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wouldn't change a thing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the staff and nationals. Extremely knowledgable, yet humble in their service.

Ways to make it better...

wouldnt change a thing.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the word out about the adventure with a purpose.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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