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Causes: Christianity, Human Services, International, International Development, Neighborhood Centers, Protestant, Religion

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

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

XMA.. there are no words to express the love and compassion of this organization that gives from the heart. I just returned from A week in Honduras, where 9 people poured their strength and love into the people there. Amazing is not even close to describing the experience that I had. XMA is a God loving, compassionate and caring group whose goal is to go and tell about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His love for us.
On a personal note, I had claimed never to fly on plane, never to go out of the United States. Well all I can say is never say never. God placed me exactly where He wanted me to be. Praise God.
Contact XMA for your extreme missionary adventure. You will always be thankful that you did. God Bless

Volunteer

Rating: 5

XMA nonprofit is an excellent missionary organization. My trip to serve the people of Nicaragua was an excellent experience. Our leader Terry Parks led our trip with wonderful leadership. Terry was very compassionate yet bold leading us to reach out to the people of Nicaragua and sharing our stories of how God has changed many of our lives. We ministered at a hospital, A home to help young mothers, A transition home for troubled teens, numerous schools and churches.

Donor

Rating: 5

My son went on a trip to Honduras. He came back with a new perspective on the world. Thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a dentist, retired and looking for opportunities to share Christ with others. I've traveled the world with XMA led mission trips and never been disappointed. Whether you are looking for tough outdoor mission trips or in town more accessible destinations-XMA has you covered. They don't just offer humanitarian aid-they offer eternity! Dr Mike

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my 3rd year going to Honduras with XMA
They take care of all the flight booking
and the meal planning.
It is an awesome way to help lead people to Christ.
They are so helpful and full of information about the area and the people
They watch out for us and make sure we are safe at all times
They truly want to make a difference in the peoples lives
Thank You XMA

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to go to Honduras with Lucy Clark for the past four years. The experience is life changing for sure. It's hard to imagine that there are people as far away from the city as some of these remote villages are. These people need to know the love of Christ and we have to go to where they are for that to happen. During the trips that I have taken we have taught VBS, a women's conference, provided much needed eye glasses & basic medical care, provided shoes, and shared the love and compassion of Christ. There were 49 salvations in a village that part of our team visited a few weeks ago. There is so much work to be done and so much that we can do to help people all over the world. I am so thankful for XMA and all of the people who are associated with them. Thanks for providing Adventure with a Purpose.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great trips to Belize (May)and Honduras ((July)with XMA with Randy White as our trip leader. Team members feel safe and appreciate the travel arrangements made on our behalf.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome non-profit with a true heart to see the gospel spread to all peoples. I have been on four trips with XMA and every one of them has been more than effective at sowing seeds and bringing individual lives into redemptive relationship with King Jesus. Every activity within each trip is geared towards sharing the gospel whether it be playing soccer with kids, showing the Jesus film to a village, or sitting around the dinner table conversating with the host family. I can't say enough about XMA or their heart for missions. The Lord is using them to impact the world for His kingdom.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been on the best two trips of my life through XMA. I grew closer to God, met new friends, found my purpose, and learned to be grateful for the small things. Our God is an awesome God that never fails to create the most breathtaking views. Nothing short of an extreme missionary adventure!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 17 year old daughter and I traveled to Pane, Honduras with XMA in May, 2017. We were overwhelmed by the extent of preplanning and organization that were done on our behalf. Our leader, Jamie, had every detail taken care of and made us each feel like valuable members of the team. We traveled into remote villages to provide medical care, distribute school supplies, and host Vacation Bible School, all of which were well received by the communities. God was evident in everything we did, a fact that Jamie made sure we shared every evening by asking "Where did you see God today?". Hearing the perspectives of the other team members was one of my favorite parts of the journey. We enjoyed meeting the missionaries, spending time with the people, and opening ourselves to whatever God wanted us to do. We felt safe and valued every step of the way. I would travel with God and XMA again without hesitation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on two missionary adventures with XMA and both were experiences that changed my life. I traveled with Randy White to the Amazon jungle in Peru to minister to an Ashinika Indian village. The trip was truly an adventure as we flew into the jungle in small plane and then took dug out boats up river to reach the secluded village. The trip would have been worth it just to see and experience a Peruvian Indian village that is separated from the outside world but I was able to experience so much more. I was so blessed that God used me to share His Word and the people were hungry to hear it. I was blessed when the people shared stories, concerns and questions that they had and I was truly blessed to return to that village a year later and see how much they have grown in the Lord. Extreme Missionary Adventures is class act nonprofit which gives people an opportunity to go on adventures they would only dream about. Randy White led both of my trips to Peru and is a man who loves the Lord and loves people and is truly fulfilling the two greatest commandments.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently went on a mission trip with my church and XMA into a remote village in the middle of the Peruvian jungle. What an amazing experience. We were sharing the love of Jesus with people who do not have access to the internet or to cell phones or even electricity. These people may have never been reached if it weren’t for the dedication of groups like XMA and the willingness of missionaries to go out of their comfort zone and spread the Word of God. Randy was our XMA leader for this trip. What an amazing man. All the villagers love him, and especially the children. He would bring a projector and speaker into the jungle and show Christian films to the villagers in their language. They absolutely loved this and would come out to watch a movie every night we were there. We were able to bring some medicine to the village as well as some Bibles in their own language. This trip was an amazing experience and I would absolutely love to go back to the same village to help disciple them and teach them more about the Bible. I want to say a huge thank you to Randy and to what he does and the sacrifices he makes to make this possible. I hope to see you again on a future trip into the jungle.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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."

Zac M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

1 Jennifer565

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Jackson R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.