Mission: To promote the life-giving message of jesus christ to the people of mexico through the establishment of a local church, arbol de vida, in the city of leon guanajuato, mexico. It's mission is to share christ's message of love, acceptance, and restoration, through its programs of discipleship, evangelism, education, edification, spiritual development, and church planting, as well as through the development of compassionate care ministries and community outreach projects.
Programs: Traveled to mexico to select target city to plant a church. Relocation to leon guanajuato mexico to establish residence and the ministry headquarters. Assessed and identified a location for the establishment of a local church. We renovated a run-down facility and have outfitted the structure with a main sanctuary, a children's classroom; a nursery/preschool room; a small kitchen area, and all of the necessary furnishings and materials to begin having church services. We also outfitted the structure with sound and video capabilities for our worship services and for the future english program we will be running from our location. Obtained all necessary religious visas, residency paperwork, and appropriate filings to legally minister and operate as a church in mexico. Established community relationships with key individuals and a local ministerial alliance. Established a partnership with a local ministry that provides a welfare type program to one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. We now work together on a monthly basis and assist with a feeding program, a food pantry, a clothing distribution outreach, as well as the distribution of diapers and formulas for babies in at risk homes. We also provide teaching from a biblical perspective for several workshops targeting teen mothers and children in at risk home environments. The teachings vary from simple bible study lessons, to teachings on morals; behavior; hygiene; and child care. We began a youth short term missions program for churches and individuals desiring to bring their groups to mexico to assist with evangelism, outreach, and work projects targeting poor colonias (neighborhoods) here in the city of leon. We began holding weekly worship services open to the public where the word of god is taught and preached to all who come; as well as a children's sunday school program for ages 4 to 12 years; all for the purpose of promoting christ's message of love, acceptance, and restoration.