Extreme Missionary Adventures

Rating: 4.95 stars   38 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services, International, Religion

Address:

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.

Geographic areas served:

Worldwide

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Reviews for Extreme Missionary Adventures

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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Returned yesterday from a week of pastor training and ministering in Olanchito, Honduras with XMA. This is my second trip to Honduras and will return every year in Jan with XMA, The trip was well planned and organized from the beginning to the end. Our team was well informed of everything needed for the trip ahead of time. Once we assembled at the airport our team leader Randy White provided excellent guidance until we returned home. If you are looking for a truly rewarding adventure and a way to allow God's word to become more than words on paper XMA can provide an excellent opportunity for you and your group.

 
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God provided me the opportunity this year to go on a mission trip to Nicaragua. It was my first mission trip outside of the United States and it could not have been a better experience. From the time we arrived at the airport until we left a week later, Terry and Denise Parks provided for all our needs. Our transalators, Alex and Jairo, where awesome. God opened my eyes to so many things during that week. Seeing so many people from the villages coming to watch a film about Jesus each night was amazing. Nicaragua is a beautiful place and we met some amazing people along the way. I'm praying for the opportunity to return there again next year. Thanks again to Terry and his team and to XMA for the amazing trip. To God be the glory.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The XMA Experience with Terry Parks and the team was life changing. It allowed me to see the unreached world that is lost. And when you speak the word of Jesus Christ, they are eager to listen and learn. Its a win/win for everyone. Life changing - on both sides of the coin. By far the most memorable experience in my life. Trevor George - Nashville TN

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I have traveled with XMA 5 times now and they run a first class operation. They are always organized and provide a great opportunity to share the gospel in remote areas of the world!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I just completed my 6th trip with XMA. I highly reccommend this nonprofit. I will be traveling with them in the very near future! Thank you XMA for your integrity! You guys ROCK!

 
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I have been on 4 mission trips with XMA and my 5th trip is scheduled next month. I have had an incredible life changing experience each time! Terry and Mrs. Denise are amazing and what they do in Nicaragua is so inspirational. My family loves them so much! Nicaragua is always in my heart!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I had the experience of going on a mission trip to Nicaragua this year, which was my first trip with XMA! It was an awesome experience with seeing not only God at work but also XMA takes care of all your needs regarding interpreters, meals, and accommodations. I can't wait to go on my next trip!

 
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I have had the honor of serving with XMA on 4 trips to Nicaragua, with a 5th scheduled in January. My first trip was a medical missions with a team from our church. I remember wondering why I was lead to this team because I am a teacher. Our first trip was challenging for me as we hiked through mountains and a beautiful rainforest to reach the village of Santa Ana. I remember how beautiful the stars were at night. It was as if you were so close to the heavens up on that mountain. The place was so remote they did not have a school or a teacher. I was challenged to teach the pastor's son how to read. Imagine my dilemma, as I spoke no Spanish. With God as my strength, I worked with the pastor's children as well as other children in the village - and God confirmed my place on the team. The people of the villages are very poor but grateful and always bless and enrich our lives. If you feel led to go on a mission - I urge you to do so. The XMA team leaders in Nicaragua are my close personal friends and will guide you through the entire adventure. You will love the people of this country.

 
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I have been on two trips to Honduras with Lucy Clark. It was truly a blessing! Those people have stolen my heart. I plan to return again next summer.

 
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