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Considering missionary work in Mexico? We offer short-term and long-term missions opportunities in Mexico for those with a heart for cross-cultural ministry! These unique opportunities will utilize your gifts and talents to proclaim Christ in Mexico. In addition, our internship programs offer hands-on experience in cross-cultural ministry, giving you the chance to fuel your passion for missions and make an eternal difference in lives. Join us today, and become part of something bigger.

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CHRISTIANITY IN MEXICO

Christianity first came to Mexico when Catholic warriors from central Spain landed on Mexico’s shores and confronted the indigenous Aztecs. The Spanish empire completely overthrew the Aztec culture and imposed many changes. Many aspects of today's Christian worship can be traced back to their influence. The popularity of Catholicism has rapidly grown in Mexico, with more than two million followers converting every year. The growth rate has increased due to immigration to Mexico from other countries, such as El Salvador, where about 25,000 people became Christians during this last decade alone.

THE SPIRITUAL ENVIRONMENT

Catholic missionary work in Mexico dates back to the 16th century, when Spanish friars first arrived on the shores of Veracruz. In the centuries that followed, Catholic missionaries played a vital role in spreading their faith throughout the country. Today, Mexico houses a rich and diverse spiritual environment, with Catholics accounting for around 82 percent of the population. Protestants make up around 9 percent, while those who practice indigenous religions account for around 6 percent. This wide variety of faiths reflects Mexico's long history and cultural diversity. Missionaries play a crucial role in shaping the spiritual landscape of the country. Thanks to their efforts, Mexico provides its citizens with a country where people of all faiths can find a place to worship and practice their beliefs.

THE WAY OF LIFE IN MEXICO

A land rich in history, culture, and tradition, Mexico values family and a love of community. Mexican people cherish their heritage and take pride in their traditions. Many Mexicans regard religion highly and practice different religions including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. These practices influence everything they do, from what they eat and drink to how they dress and behave. For those practicing religion, faith is an important part of everyday life. However, many more still don’t know Christ, and we need your help reaching the lost.

PRAYER POINTS

  • Pray that Jesus' love and forgiveness will overcome the strongholds of crime, violence, and corruption.

  • Pray for corrupt government officials to repent and seek God's righteousness.

  • Pray for radical discipleship to replace empty religious traditions.

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

We’d love to get to know you and discuss how God is calling you.

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