I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

1 Corinthians 9:22

Education 
Las Huellas de Fray Pascual has become an iconic message of hope and opportunity to many communities scattered across the Sierra Madre’s.  It is the doorway for missions to reach people in the region, our level of acceptance in this closed community is the sole result of Padre Pascual Rosales and his ecumenical work.  We have been asked to help in the following ways. 

  • Assist in the general care and provision for residential and day students, to include food, clothing, shelter, hygiene, physical, mental and spiritual well being. 
  • Teaching English as a second language utilizing various curriculums
  • Teaching Bible studies, devotions, worship with an equipping discipleship emphasis to teach teachers.  We will use all technologies and materials available.
  • Assist in development of a website for communication and fund raising 
  • Develop Student Sponsorship and student  exchange opportunities
  • Teach keyboard and basic computer skills.
  • Teach and help with general maintenance
  • Regular outreach to families and surrounding communities
  • Encourage, organize, and facilitate mission teams from Mexico and the USA
  • Partner on outreach projects  highlighted in the Overview to area communities.

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Develop and Equip
The Centro Cristiano Church, under the leadership of local Pastor Gregorio Hernandez and Director Steve Silberman with Alternative Missions, have developed a Bible School at the foot of the mountains. The Church is equipping missionaries and local pastors to work to teach and share the love of Jesus.

  • Develop  teaching and Discipleship support for the students of the school and outreach to the mountain Cora people
  • Assist in developing Spanish/Cora to Cora teaching and discipleship
  • Develop and send missionaries and train local pastors
  • Work toward mountain church plants

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Family Renewal Ministries, Inc.

PO Box 293 Defiance IA 51527 
Info@intothemountains.org

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Christian Outreach 
Family Renewal Ministries  partners with regional Christian groups for evangelism and discipleship outreach to Cora Communities.  The focus is on cultivating relationships with individuals and family groups in La Mesa , Cangrejo and the surrounding area in order to share the mercy and grace of God and the love of Jesus Christ.

  • Utilize the Proclaimer (a language tool) to establish Cora language Bible listening groups
  • Share the Gospel through the Jesus movie in the Cora Language, as well as music, and open air outreaches
  • Conduct relational outreach tied to the Gospel message with medical, dental, optical clinics
  • Mercy ministry of food distribution as needed with families in need
  • Create new economic opportunity with coffee and vanilla growing, aquaculture, and sharing improved farming techniques, and artisan marketing co-ops
  • Build stronger community ties with isolated existing believers
  • Develop short term mission opportunities for both US and Mexican churches
  • Work toward new church plants