Short Term Teams
You can come and be a part of the exciting ministry here at the Roca Blanca Mission Base in Oaxaca, Mexico. We are a 24-hour drive from the border of Texas, or a 4 – 6 hour flight time from most cities in the U.S. You and your team will have the opportunity to minister to and bless some of the poorest regions in all of Mexico. With 155 language groups scattered throughout the mountains of this rugged state, including Mixteco, Chatino, Amuzgos, and Zapoteco, you have the unique opportunity of ministering to unreached people groups. Oaxaca has at least 40 groups of people that have been classified as “unreached” according to missiological research, and has the highest concentration of unreached people groups in the Western Hemisphere! Answer the call to preach the good news to every nation and come share the gospel with the nation of Mexico!
MINISTRY / SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
The Roca Blanca Mission Base provides outreach opportunities for those with various skills and levels of experience in foreign missions. Our goal with short-term teams is to help each team make as deep of an impact as possible on this region. We know that this will be an intense time of personal spiritual growth and a strengthened relationship with God.
Does your team have builders? Churches often have building projects, and in a region where churches are growing but resources are slim, a group bringing money for supplies and eager hands for the labor is a wonderful asset and an encouragement to local believers.
Does your team love evangelism? There are unlimited opportunities in Oaxaca for reaching out to lost souls. Street ministry, door-to-door evangelism, children’s events, and dramas are just a few examples. Regional pastors are available to provide discipleship to new believers in their own communities.
Does your team have people trained in medicine? Doctors, nurses, EMTs, etc., have served in the Corban Clinic on teams ranging in length from a few days to months. Dentists are also welcome in this area where there is often a lack of basic dental hygiene. Medical and dental teams have the opportunity to go with the Corban Clinic staff to set up mobile clinics in villages that do not have as much access to care. There’s more specific information about medical service and medical teams under the Corban Clinic tab above.
Does your team have a strong prayer group? Roca Blanca provides a wonderful atmosphere for glorious worship and anointed prayer. Teams of worshipers and intercessors have teamed with us during special events to bring support and experience the movement of God’s Holy Spirit among his children in Oaxaca, Mexico. Does your team do children’s ministry? Bible stories, simple crafts, puppets, skits, Spanish songs with hand motions, coloring books, crayons, balloons, physical games, candy that doesn’t melt, and small prizes: all of these can be used to touch some young lives with the love of God, many of whom rarely receive much demonstrative affection from their families.
Does your team enjoy youth ministry? Drama, group games or sports, sports equipment, sharing of testimonies, Spanish NIV New Testaments or Bibles to donate, all serve to bless these hungry teens and young adults. Many come ready to engage our region’s youth in a planned or impromptu outreach, and these fun times together have turned hearts to the kingdom of God.
If anyone in your team is bilingual (English / Spanish), he / she will be a tremendous asset regardless of what activities they participate in.
Whether your team has much, little, or no experience at all in the foreign mission field, Roca Blanca is a place to come and learn. Effective ministry takes risk, and sometimes stepping out in faith is the only way to see the awesome way God can move through you! Nearly all of the short-termers have gone back to their home churches with a deeper sense of thankfulness, a stronger faith, and a new passion to work with God to advance the Kingdom in their home area. Consider putting a team together and seeing what God will do – in Mexico, in your team, and in your own personal life.
If you’re interested in bringing a team, please contact us. Here is a link to the short-term team application: