Extreme Missionary Adventures

Rating: 4.95 stars   42 reviews

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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3 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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3 people found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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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