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Mexico

Before I came to Mexico, I don’t think I truly understood the importance of personal relationships and the gospel. Yes, I had friends and ministered in the US, but I didn’t gain a true appreciation of pouring your life out for others. Working one-on-one discipling new believers is demanding, but one of the most joyful ministries. God has changed me as much as the people I disciple.” — ABWE Missionary in Mexico

The Spiritual Need in Mexico

With a population of 194 million, Mexico is the 10th most-populous country in the world and the largest Spanish-speaking country. Roman Catholicism is the overwhelmingly predominant faith in Mexico—making the country the second-largest Catholic community in the world—but Catholicism is seeing a decline as more Mexicans join Protestant churches, Buddhism and Islam slowly gain influence due to immigration, or people increasingly profess no religious affinity at all.

Mexico is experiencing unprecedented outbreaks of drug cartel-related violence, a rise in violent crime, corruption in nearly every sector of society, and great civil unrest. In Mexico City, which has 33 million residents, the situation is dire and many people are leaving the city in search of safety in more stable or prosperous areas of the country. At the same time, some locales like Tijuana have become spiritually calloused due to a revolving door of short-term missions workers from the United States. What is needed are sustainable, long-term, local church-centered ministries of biblical evangelism and disciple-making.

Reaching Mexico’s youth with the gospel is of utmost importance. With their country facing a national crisis of insecurity and uncertainty, and violence and corruption shaping their perspective of society, they are questioning the traditions and religion of older generations. Young people in Mexico may be more open to accept the gospel as it offers hope for radical life change and eternal purpose. But many communities are without churches or leaders to tell them about new life through Christ.

ABWE in Mexico

Proportionate to the challenges the country faces, the spiritual need in Mexico is urgent. The ABWE team in Mexico equips Mexican leaders with theological education and evangelism and discipleship tools, works in student ministries and youth outreach, helps plant churches, and much more.

The team has planted two churches and aided partners in the planting of two others, and church-planting efforts are also underway in the northern part of Mexico City. Additionally, the Bible Training Center in Mexico City offers local believers a place to receive hands-on teaching, training and mentoring to help equip them for ministry.

Is God leading you to help multiply faithful believers through ministry in Mexico?

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