Extreme Missionary Adventures

Rating: 4.96 stars   47 reviews

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16 Pierce Rd Rayville LA 71269 USA

Mission:

At our core, XMA is about experiential missions – about helping American Christians obey God’s desire for us to take the Gospel to all nations. As Jesus tells us in John 15:16, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit…” You have heard God’s call and we can help you answer that call. 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. Our lives have been changed for the better by what Christ did for us. We now want to help others with their physical needs but more importantly to show them how they can have lasting peace in their lives. God has put within each of us a desire for excitement, a need to rise above the mere everyday existence, a passion for adventure. We might suppress the burning urgency of this passion so that all that is left is a small glowing ember. Or we may try to satisfy this need with vicarious, second hand adventure such as Facebook and YouTube. But that God-given desire is still there. It is still part of our basic make up. It’s part of our DNA. God has also given each of us a purpose. We are here for more than to just get all we can get. Each of us have God-given talents and skills – evangelism, medical, teaching, prayer, listening and caring. Our purpose and true satisfaction is found in using our unique gifts to help others, especially those who are not able to help themselves, those trapped in systems of spiritual darkness, poverty, and injustice.. XMA’s calling is to combine these two often suppressed life needs into an Adventure with a Purpose. On an extreme missionary adventure you’ll get all of the adventure you want but it’s not just adventure for adventures sake. It’s an adventure with a purpose. It could be preaching or showing an evangelistic film to the unreached, showing love to abandoned children in a small village orphanage in Honduras, a medical/dental team working in villages along an Amazon tributary in the Peruvian jungle, giving educational assistance to a pastor or teacher in a remote village in the mountains of Asia, or maybe helping rural Central Americans improve their standard of living with farm assistance projects. Most importantly, through all of these and other activities, showing others how Jesus can give purpose, peace and meaning to their lives.

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Worldwide

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Reviews for Extreme Missionary Adventures

Rating: 5 stars  

I have known about XMA for over a decade, but I had never taken any trips with them. I had prayed for their people and looked in awe at the lives they touched, but I had never partnered with them on a trip. Finally, in June of 2016, I was able to experience a short term mission trip with this excellent organization. I was thankful for their top notch staff, Ronnie and Tera Dennis. The Dennis' were fully equipped to handle any logistical questions as well as a few health concerns that impacted our trip. I also appreciated XMA's philosophy of ministry. I like how they partner with local churches. XMA does a wonderful job of partnering with Godly local pastors that can utilize mission groups to further their kingdom work. Finally, I agree with XMA's strategy to help disciple new believers in the villages. It is not enough to share the gospel and leave. XMA does the biblical work of continuing relationships with villages in order to see them grow in the faith. In conclusion, I would highly recommend XMA and their staff when considering a partnership with a mission organization.

 
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My first trip with XMA was 12 years ago when one of our team members, Larry Brady went home to be with the Lord. I was on the VBS team and he was on the Extreme team hiking up in the mountains to a remote village. La Balsa is located on the Mame river surrounded by mountains. On the recent trip with XMA God allowed me to go down the same mountain and see the memorial for Mr Larry. The experience brought alive all the stories of that adventure. I enjoyed ministering to the people of La Balsa on the 12th anniversary of Mr. Larry's flight.
On my recent trip, we were able to do VBS and women's ministry in 10 Villages/towns. Never once did I feel in danger and Randy White had all our needs met. Thank you, XMA for a wonderful opportunity " to know Him and make Him known."

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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?

2016

 
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It was an amazing experience with this awesome group of people. God showed up in so many ways.

 
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I did my 1st mission with XMA in 2015. We did vacation bible school with children in Honduras. The trip was AMAZING. God did a work in my life through serving others. I also went to Honduras in 2016 with XMA. We again did vacation bible school with the children but also added a womens ministry team. We saw 3 salvations through this team. XMA is very accommodating and made sure that all details of our trip were handled. I felt very safe and secure with every aspect of our trip. Our trip leader, Randy White is an amazing man of God. He goes over and beyond not only for his team members but for the people of Honduras. His compassion for the people there is so heart felt and genuine. We were asked on the last night at the mission house to share a defining moment but we all found it very hard to share only one defining moment because our whole week was full of amazing moments. XMA is a very God centered organization and 90% of all donations goes straight back into the mission field. For anyone who has done any research on the percentage of money that goes straight back in to the mission field with other nonprofit organizations knows the rarity of such a big percentage of donations going right back into missions instead of office/corporate use. Not only do the teams/people who go on missions through XMA respect this nonprofit organization and the work that they do but the people in the countries where the missions take place highly respect the members/team leaders of XMA also. The love and relationships built between Randy White and the people of Honduras is always amazing to see. I will do mission work through XMA as long as God allows and highly recommend XMA to anyone who is looking to go on a God centered mission trip.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

In June of 2016, our team traveled to Honduras under the leadership of Ronnie and Tera Dennis. Ronnie and Tera are first class leaders and were prepared to handle every "curve ball" that was thrown in our direction. Through the expertise of XMA and their contacts within Honduras, our team was able to effectively share the gospel, promote XMA's RevitalEYES program, and worship with the Honduran people. Praise God for XMA, the Dennis's, and the Godly leaders in Honduras!

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?

2016

 
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Just finished my first trip with XMA and I am one satisfied customer! Randy White had contacts throughout the region and every detail was planned. Highly recommend XMA!

 
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I went on my first foreign mission trip earlier this month under the leadership of both "Lucy" and Randy. The trip far exceeded my expectations! Although weather changed our plans a few times, we were still able to plant seeds in 6 different areas. I hope to be able to return next summer to plant more seeds!

 
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I recently returned from a trip into the Peruvian jungle led by Randy White, and what a blessing it was! We were able to share the love of Christ with remote villages by distributing bibles, witnessing to the villagers, and showing videos that explain who Jesus is. Sensing the presence of God in the middle of the jungle is an extraordinary experience! I highly recommend XMA!

 
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Traveled with a dental team to the village of Pane, Honduras. Was my first foreign mission trip with XMA and it was a life changing experience. I would highly recommend XMA to anyone who truly wants to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering in third world countries.

 
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XMA is a great Godly organization! My son began going to Honduras with Bro. Randy White in 2003. He went to Olanchita several times. Each trip blesses people there, but the volunteers who go on these short term mission trips are changed forever! I live in Hackberry, LA. Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008 devastated our community. Bro Randy White brought countless XMA volunteers to help our community throughout the recovery from both storms. I saw God's love in action from the recipient side of mission work. They built a new home for my husband and me in 2009. I am still overwhelmed! That very year I went to Peru with Bro. Randy, and March 28th I'll be going to Pane',Honduras for the 5th time! I have seen what these people grow and how XMA plants, waters, and harvests! XMA is God's hands and feet to people all over the world, even in a little community in southwest Louisiana.

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?

2016

 
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Just returned January 13th from my second XMA trip to Honduras lead by Randy White. We were six guys in total working on construction, teaching local leaders, serving and interacting with villagers in some very remote villages. I think we helped change some lives and were changed ourselves in the process by the experience. We certainly bonded as brothers and friends and experienced some unique cultural relationships being invited into the native relationships XMA and indigenous friends already share. Go!! I would recommend XMA to anyone looking for an adventure with a purpose! :)

 
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