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The Ranch Way of Life

A holistic approach to ministry is creating a community of faith at Rancho el Camino near La Paz, Mexico.


“Tenacious,” I thought, observing the tall, elderly gentleman awkwardly weave his way through the traffic. What an interesting fellow! Although he teetered a bit, the man's determined stride was very different from that of the easy-going locals or the relaxed tourists. Deeply browned by the tropical sun, it was obvious that he was an ex-patriate.

“Lord, please give me a chance to talk about You today,” I prayed a few weeks later. Homeschooling and a growing church plant did not give me a lot of time to meet new people. I was hungry to share the Gospel. That was the day that I would meet Joe.

-Written by Vicki Reyes, TEAM missionary in Mexico

Life & Death

A few weeks ago, I read Deuteronomy 30:11-20 and was really impacted by the entire passage (you can read it all here).  The last verses, especially, reminded me that running after anything other than God is really running after destruction.  “This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.  For the LORD is your life…

Written by Emily Johnson, TEAM missionary in Mexico

Disappearing Walls

The Ranch has an amazing team of both Mexican and American workers. A few months ago, a Bible study was started in Marquez de Leon, and we now all meet together on Sunday mornings to worship God, learn more about Jesus, and enjoy one another’s company and encouragement.

Written by Emily Johnson, TEAM Missionary in Mexico

Lito was back!

He walked slowly into our church, an anxious smile on his face. He was greeted with tears and warm hugs from the folks who remembered him. Lito was back!

El Faro church on Sunday

A timid, heavy set woman came with her 8 year old daughter Angela. She had come before but I didn’t recognize her when we said hello. At the end of the service she explained to Lupita that she didn’t have enough money to pay her electric bill. She brought with her a large, new, purple purse with a rose on it to sell to someone so she could pay her bill. 

Pedro! Pedro!

"Pedro! Pedro!" were the words I heard as a cowboy from one of the neighboring ranches approached the fence on his mule following our 1 week long youth camp. As he came closer I realized that he was the local rancher that has been causing trouble amongst the other ranches.

A Precious Gift

She came to our home one day about 3 months ago asking for anything we could give: clothes, food, a job she could help me with to earn a little bit of money. This wasn’t surprising; people come by our home every day asking for help of one kind or another.

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