In 1997 the Missionary Church of Mexico held its first weekend camp just outside of Mexico City. It was a great success and created an interest in camping activities. Other camps were held in the following years at different locations. The missionary Church of Mexico later combined the annual conference with the weekend camp. As a result, more people were involved in this event. The biggest event occurred in Oaxaca Mexico in 2006 with around 200 people in attendance.
The National board made a decision to start a property purchase fund for the purpose of building a camp and retreat centre. In 2009 enough money had been raised to make a sizable down payment on an 8 hector piece of property near Chignahuapan. They were given two years to pay the remaining balance. In 2011 the property was totally paid for. Now the plan is to develop the property and build a facility over a period of time that will facilitate a viable camping ministry.
Just recently in February of 2012 I visited Gaby Martinez Motto and her husband Hector Larios Mosso who will be working with and helping develop the camp program. Gaby has had Bible College training at Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener and later worked with Nancy Lageer and the Manos de Esperanza (Hands of Hope) ministry to children. She also spent two years with Operation Mobilization on the Ship Logos II visiting port cities around the world. Gaby’s husband Hector is a pastor and they are presently planting a church in Chignahuapan. This town is located near the property. They moved to this town in Sept. 2011 in order to be available to help develop the camp ministry and also to church plant a Church. This is a town of around 40,000 people and there is no evangelical church there at all.
Their faith is growing, and already they have begun a Bible study and one lady has accepted Christ. Her husband was so amazed by the change in her life that he too has started to attend. Gaby and Hector are greatly encouraged and are grateful for those who are praying and supporting this work.
They have moved to Chignahapan by faith trusting God to meet their needs. No mission is supporting them. As a result, some churches and private individuals have sent them money to help out. Anyone who feels led to support Gaby and Hector financially can do so.
For more information contact Ivan Preston 519-585-7514.