Summer 2015 Trip Recap: Young Adults in Tijuana, Mexico

This summer our Young Adult Ministry got to take their first outreach trip to help launch a new Antioch church in Tijuana, Mexico

Our 24 young adults were excited to be part of a new church being launched and eager to share the Gospel with people in Mexico. Several times over the trip, the team performed a drama at the beach. In Mexico these types of dramas are an effective way to share the Gospel, and in this case over 500 people got to see this powerful presentation. After each of the performances, someone from the team shared the Gospel then invited people from the crowd to raise their hands if they were interested in knowing more or wanted to pray with someone for healing or other needs. During one of these times, the hands of four kids shot up and a girl on the team, Falynn, went over to talk with them. After hearing more of the story of Jesus, all four of the kids wanted to give their lives to Him! Falynn got to pray with the kids and see their lives instantly transformed by the power of the Gospel.

Falynn shared that this was not only her first mission trip, but also her first time out of the country and her first time on a plane. When Falynn lead the four kids to Jesus, it was her first time to share the Gospel. She gave her own life to Jesus two years ago and was recently baptized at church. She said that as she shared with the kids she felt confidence from God and that her faith was stirred getting to see the Kingdom advanced in such a tangible way. This is just one of many powerful testimonies of salvation and healing from the trip! Not only did the team impact people in Tijuana, their lives were powerfully impacted as well. 

While in Tijuana, the team got to see 29 people give their lives to Christ and multiple people healed from various sicknesses. Besides doing the dramas, sharing the Gospel, and praying with people, the team also helped clean up an orphanage, put on a sports tournament, and pick up trash on the side of the road. They got to attend the Sunday church service and connect people with the long term team. Overall, it was an amazing privilege for our young adults to be part of God moving in this city!

We'd love for you to get involved in our Young Adult Ministry! We have Lifegroups that meet throughout the week all around the city. Get connected here!