People of the Bajio Region of Mexico who openly follow Christ face prejudice, harassment, and evictions. Damage to churches and church property are routine. Although the acceptance of Protestants is higher than ever, the persecution still is frequent. The region, also known as “The Black Heart of Mexico” (El Corazón Negro de México) is desperate for the Gospel.
Texas Baptists’ River Ministry and Mexico Missions is at work in this severely unreached area of North America. Led by Director Daniel Rangel, the work includes aid and support for ministries and missionaries along the border and in Mexico.
Two health care coordinators along the border oversee the administration of medical clinics, and 10 missions coordinators connect Texas Baptists churches to churches along the border to provide assistance. Additionally, through the River Ministry and Mexico Missions, Texas Baptists churches provide resources to Mexican church plants through church starter kits, VBS materials and evangelical soccer balls.
A portion of our church’s Cooperative Program giving goes to help support Daniel Rangel and the Texas Baptists Missions Team as they facilitate ministry in some of the darkest areas of the world, such as the Bajio Region of Mexico. Let’s pray now for their ministry.