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Nonprofit Overview

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

Programs: In 2016 xma organized, trained, equipped and led 63 teams consisting of 376 us volunteers to travel to underserved areas of our world to provide religious training and to help with human needs such as medical, dental, clean water, construction,education and other basic needs.

in 2015 xma organized, trained, equipped and led 84 teams consisting of 356 us volunteers to travel to underserved areas of our world to provide religious training and to help with human needs such as medical, dental, clean water, construction,education and other basic needs.

Community Stories

99 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Going on a mission trip guided by XMA missionaries is one of the single greatest experiences of my life. God is truly at work in this organization.

Karen355

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went on my first mission trip out of the states in May 2015 with XMA. I was nervous about going but XMA made the trip there so worth it! They have a true calling to serve God and love people. I now want to go every year. It was a life-changing trip and my heart is more dedicated toward missions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have gone on 4 trips to Nicaragua through XMA. Terry Parks,our team leader has become like family. I love serving through this organization. It is so awesome to see the heart they have for spreading the Gospel. This is a genuine organization, and I look forward to serving with them for many years to come.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having gone on two mission trips with XMA in 2015, I was able to get to know the hearts of both the XMA staff members and the people of Honduras. Both impacted me greatly. What an incredible organization full of people truly pursuing God's kingdom on earth. Thank you XMA for changing my perspective, my priorities, and my life!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went on my first mission trip to Honduras in July 2015 and it was a true blessing. X M A and our team leaders were awesome. I am looking forward to many more mission trips with XMA!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I went on a mission trip to HONDURAS in July of 2015. This was our second mission trip to take with XMA and we also had the same leaders. I feel like the trip was well organized & planned out. I could also tell that the XMA leaders truly cared about us & spreading the gospel. My family is looking forward to taking many more mission trips through XMA. Keep up the good work guys & thanks so much!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had an incredible time on our mission trip to Honduras with XMA... This is true missionary work!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I went on my first trip with xma in 2007, it changed my life and perspective on what it means to do missions... Since then, God has opened doors for me to go on trips with xma at least twice a year, and to multiple countries around the world...trips are physically and spiritually challenging, and there is a wide variety if ways to bring tje good news of our Lord to others around the world...highly recommend!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Would highly recommend to go on a mission trip with this organization. I have been on 10 mission trips since 2001. Each has blessed as much as the people we helped. Very well-run organization with true Christians running it.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I went to Ocotal, Nicaragua this past Feb 14 and going back this Jan. I fell in love with people of Octal. From the city to the surrounding villages, XMA and Full Count are reaching these beautiful people with the gospel. Loving on them as the gospel says to. Terry and Denise and their team of interpreters have such a ministry there. Shannon

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've made 7 trips with XMA, Randy White, in Peru and Honduras. As a Pastor and carrying other volunteers it is extremely important to be assured of integrity, safety, clarity and spiritual purpose. XMA excels in those areas. We have never had a glitch that concerned me knowing Randy White was our leader. We have more trips already scheduled. Pastor Gary

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This year was our first trip with XMA. We are booked for next year and if we can, we may book two trips. Amazing group of people that are serving at the highest.

Brad E.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been on two trips with XMA now and our church will be doing more, Lord willing. Had the privilege of partnering with two of their leaders already and both were awesome in leading our team and giving the Lord the freedom to do what He wants to do. If I had ten thumbs, they'd get 10 thumbs up. :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Extreme Missionary Adventures is just that. It is taking the teachings of Jesus to unreached, unengaged people groups all over the world. Where else can a person do the things you enjoy doing while sharing the teachings of Jesus. We have done everything from hiking, biking, motor bike, kayaking and camping just to name a few.

Being able to visit villages and mingle with the nationals there is great. Exotic food, beautiful scenery and making new friends along the way, wow, whoever said following Jesus Christ was boring. NO WAY!! ITS AN ADVENTURE WITH A PURPOSE.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been to three different Asian countries and have been blessed every time. In two of the countries we have done drops and in the other we have shared Bible stories. Every trip is exciting and very unique whether we are hiking, kayaking, hiking or using a motor scooter. Everyone that has gone comes back a stronger follower of Jesus. The blessings we receive are unbelievable. The people groups we come across are amazing. There is no way that I can describe all of the experiences I've been through and my only regret is not joining up sooner. Come along with us and see what you have been missing

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first trip through XMA was in 2003 as a group of women from Rayville, LA went to the mission grounds in Olanchita, Honduras to minister to women who were either the wife of a pastor or a village leader. This was the first time women's ministry had been conducted in Honduras. The women's response to the teaching of God's Word to them was incredible. I had the privilege of returning in 2004, 2005, and again in 2010 to assist in ministering to the precious ladies of Honduras. These ladies have taught me how earnestly intercede for others, how to love unconditionally, and how women's basic needs and desires are the same wherever you are. We all want to love and be loved and to have the needs of our families met. They have taught me what is truly important in this life--loving the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Also this year I was able to spend one week with Osmany and Jennifer in Pane, Honduras. There a small group of Louisiana ladies conducted VBS to over 200 children and taught the Word of God to 19 women. To see joy in the eyes of children who have known only hopelessness made our own spirits jump with joy. To see women grow from feelings of such unworthiness that they wouldn't look at us during Bible study to clinging to us for individual prayer on the last day is beyond description. Our team also visited villages surrounding Pane to show them a movie about Jesus. The villagers had never seen a movie nor had they ever heard about Jesus. They now have seen their first movie and it was about Jesus. There were some salvations resulting from these visits. Praise God for His goodness in allowing me to share these wonderful experiences with ladies who love the Lord and are willing to give of their time, energy, and finances in order to walk in obedience to their Lord. Each time I have been chosen by my Lord to serve in Honduras the experience has been unbelievable in the natural for only God could do what I've witnessed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is all about reaching the nations for Christ. The leaders are great people and I built awesome relationships with them. I spent the first week in the mountains around Wiwili with Terry Parks and some translators, David and Raul. We spent time reaching the locals through games and films. We told Bible stories and showed several faith based films. The second week I spent in the town of Ocotal. We went to 2 different churches and did some Vacation Bible School activities by playing games, teaching Bible stories, and making crafts. The ways that we saw God work and the experiences that we had were absolutely amazing and I wouldn't trade it for anything. You may have to rough it a little bit and get a little dirty but the leaders make sure you are taken care of by providing food and lodging so that you can spend your time focusing on God and the work He is having you do. I loved this non-profit and I plan to take a trip with them again.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently returned from my 3rd XMA trip in 15 months. I have had the opportunity to work in 2 seperate areas of Honduras and most recently Nicaragua. I first came in contact with XMA in Honduras while leading a team from another organization. After spending a short period of time talking with the team leaders, I quickly realized these guys had it right. They were willing to sacrafice all of the comforts we as americans had come to depend on to get the Gospel out to those hard to reach villages. By putting myself last in my service, I really found myself depending more on God and allowing Him to guide my way. Working and planning trips with XMA has been the easiest of all the organizations I have worked with. Eventhough I have only spent about 24 days working with XMA on the field, my service as a short term missionary has been changed forever.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went on my first trip with XMA in November 2001. The first village we visited was Quebrada Grande in the mountains of Honduras. I witnessed God's glory falling upon that village and over 100 people were saved. As our team started back down the mountain, we were listening to a song by Third Day entitled "Show me Your Glory". The second line of that song says, "When I climb down the mountain And get back to my life I won't settle for ordinary things I'm gonna follow You forever And for all of my days I won't rest 'til I see You again" I truly have not been the same since that first trip. I am hooked on missions and have since been on more trips to Honduras, Peru, Nicaragua, Bhutan and Hackberry, LA. Praise God for the vision He has given this mission organization and their obedience to take mission teams to people who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And it does not matter if there is no road to the village. XMA will find a way, by the grace of God, to get there. If your walk with the Lord is stale, stagnant or uneventful, then contact XMA and they will plug you into a trip where you will see God's Glory with your own eyes. You will experience the Lord working through you and accomplishing only what He can do. It is awesome! "And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." Matt 25:40

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I regularly lead groups to Honduras and have enjoyed many years of working through XMA. This is a great way to reach those unreached peoples. The trips are well organized and all travel details are handled so the person going on a trip can concentrate on ministry and know that all the other necessary travel details are done. A trip with XMA will be life changing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joined a missionary trip in Peru up the piches River to share the gospel through bible storying to indigenous people. The XMA leader, Randy White was an excellent leader in every respect-passionate worker, well organized,with ability to make trip members feel safe while enjoying a very memorable experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I are missionaries with XMA ministries in Honduras. I have been a part of XMA ministries since 2002 when I went to Hoduras as a volunteer. I have seen the good they have done. They have used Jesus as an example helping both the physical and Spiritual needs of the people. We are proud to be a part of this ministry. God Bless Osmany, Jennifer, Rebeca, and Lydia Hernandez

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can say that I have felt God calling on mine and my husbands hurt to join the mission field. We had no clue where to start and then we tried to ignore the calling. My husband and I had moved to Missouri and then had to move back home to Louisiana. We felt like everything was crashing down on us. an opportunity arose where we could join a mission team with XMA. This is just not a team, its a family of God. XMA makes everything so easy for those who really have no idea what they are doing on the first trip other than the knowledge of God's love and desire to share with others. God showed in so many ways with us. This is not just a trip to share faith with others but for your own faith to grow as well. At one point the trip, beloved Maria, broke down. We had no idea what was wrong. We got in a group and prayed will the others worked on the trip. After our prayer, Donnie got back in the truck and moved the gear stick like they had done already and there she goes back to working. After a few hours we arrived at the village. The people seemed to be a little closed to themselves. But then slowly after seeing our love for them they began to feel more comfortable and open. We shared gifts which to us Americans is normal items... toothpaste, toothbrushes, blankets, hats, toys... I can go on. The point of these gifts are not to just give someone something but to help allow an opportunity to share our faith of Christ. We showed several Christian shows and then we showed the Jesus Film.. which allowed us to share Jesus with many others without our language barrier interfering (we do have interpreters, Alex and Raul...great brothers in Christ) We prayed diligently and worked as a team/family. I can say we all feel in love with the people and the area. We loved what we were doing. We didn't even let things bother us like it would normally...example no showers and no baths. Some people make faces...but man it feels so God to sacrifice conveniences for Christ to do his calling on our lives and showing HIS love for others. That's what this trip is about ...HIM. XMA makes things happen they put everything together but this team allows GOD to move, lead, and they follow. XMA sets a great example and they let you know without GOD this is impossible. GOD made this trip happen. He helped find the funds for us to go when we thought it was not going to happen. He made the truck work. He protected us the whole trip. There are many cases the GOD was there. Satan tried to intervene and no wonder why...10 people accepted Christ the week we were there and God allowed another trip to the same village with another group and more excepted Christ! This trip and this group is well worth joining and in fact like I said before we joined a family. I love our family in Christ!