1000 Hills Ministry :: Serving Latin America

We plant rural village churches to serve severely impoverished populations throughout Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia. The church plants are discipled and taught to sustain as native churches, multiplying in surrounding areas.

Throughout Latin America, God has placed us in the most impoverished villages, refugee safe camps, even neighborhoods built on trash dumps. He has brought us in service to Spanish-speaking people barely surviving far below the poverty line.

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Serving in Latin America churches

This is really amazing:
God orchestrates Latin American church plants with resources raised through our Houston ministry operations. Through faith and our church service offerings, the poorest of the poor congregants in Houston enable God's Kingdom expansion in Latin America! God is using people living in the streets of Houston to be His faithful missionary servants.

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As of July 2011, God has used 1000 Hills to plant over 100 Latin American church locations!
And we continue to support 81 churches in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.

These churches also provide daily church services that include all the same "regular" service elements -- praise and worship, Biblical preaching, prayer, receiving an offering and fellowship -- its just that these churches exist in the most unimaginable poor conditions. Churches in trash dumps! Literally.
We directly support several church plants and partner closely with those local pastors to provide the services, grow congregations and provide unique programs for each community. God is even using 1000 Hills to support a Youth Group in Mexico to provide traveling mime, drama and clown programs to the children in their surrounding areas! Local cartels continually target groups they consider a threat to their way corrupt way of life; there is real danger in ministering directly to local men. But through the Youth Ministry drama programs, we see God equip children to become the messengers of Hope to their fathers and uncles in the cartels!
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A typical 1000 Hills church in Latin America looks something like this...
A small temporary tent, covering as many plastic folding chairs as possible, is set up among the heaps of trash in a mountain village of Northern Mexico. Families emerge out of their cardboard and sheet metal homes, which look a lot like the small temporary tent set up for church. Several woman and wives of local pastors prepare a meager meal of tamales or beans and serve hundreds of people who have come to hear the Word of God. Children play amongst the heaps, almost as if they haven't realized their surroundings are unfortunate at all. And praise God --- for a brave pastor delivers the Gospel of Jesus Christ, even amid the danger of local cartels persecuting any power threatening their corrupt way of life.
And still, with the most starved resources, and in the face of poverty and violence... the families who come out to hear the Word are captured by the Holy Spirit and delivered by the Grace and Blood of Jesus Christ. The circumstances of these poorest of the poor are no barrier to the Good News of Jesus Christ to save His people!