SONSHINE HACIENDA is a subsidiary and DBA
of MARKETPLACE MISSIONS, INC. (MPM)
They are one and the same.
Marketplace Missions, Inc., also has other ministries besides Sonshine Hacienda. When you give to MPM, you undergird all the ministries, including Sonshine Hacienda.
See the address of Marketplace Missions, Inc., in the top, left hand column
NEWS & INFO.
TIFFANY LEWIS APPOINTED AS MISSIONARY TO EL SALVADOR
Tiffany Lewis is a graduate of California Baptist University with a BS in psychology and business. She also has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary, San Diego, CA, campus. She is in negotiations to work with the New Life Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Vida Nueva), San Salvador, San Salvador, in Central America. Please put Tiffany on your prayer list. She plans to make her move in mid-2013 and is currently raising her support. Tiffany is the daughter of Bob and Debbie Lewis who serve in Mexico with MPM.
To help Tiffany with her monetary support, send your contributions to Marketplace Missions and put Tiffany Lewis' name in the Memo Line. Your gifts are tax deductible. Please send your gifts to the following address:
Marketplace Missions, Inc.
PO Box 9011
Calexico, CA 92232-9011
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Welcome to the Marketplace Missions web site.
We Are Looking For Churches,
Civic Groups, and People to Partner With Us
"MPM" has been doing Christian work in El Salvador and Mexico for 2 decades. We have put together many, many mission trips. Our founders, Gary and Karen Lewis, started their life together as lay persons in the workforce, later were a pastor and pastor's wife, and then God called them to foreign missions. For 2 decades they have served as missionaries to El Salvador and Mexico. The opportunity opened 7 years ago to build a Children's Home. They named it Sonshine Hacienda. That has been accomplished debt free. Thank you for your help if you were one of the churches or individuals that gave your time, expertise, or money to complete this project.
It may seem that Sonshine Hacienda is MPM's only project. That is not true. Missionary Gary is also Pastor Gary. He is pastor of an English speaking church in San Felipe called Mission San Felipe. It has over 200 adherents from the English speaking ex-patriots in San Felipe.
Gary is also a registered Mexican clergyman and a member of the local Mexican ministerial alliance. In this capacity, Gary heads a weekly program to feed the poor of San Felipe. The English speaking church provides the food with the help of a generous Mexican grocer. The food is distributed by the local Mexican congregations of the Ministerial Alliance. They get the opportunity to minister to the poor since they know who they are and are trusted by them. It builds goodwill between the American, Canadian, and Mexican population as well.
MPM also works with the other missionaries in San Felipe. The Heinrich family are missionaries from Canada. John and Bonnie Gilbert run 99 Plus 1 Ministries, and do fabulous work. Many projects happen with the synergy produced from these and other missionaries. Youth groups, men's groups, and mixed groups that visit from the states and Canada do VBS programs, street evangelism, puppet theatres, and building projects for churches and the poor, to list a few of the more popular ministry activities.
MPM still has affiliations in El Salvador and Maucau, China, which give us conduits to do ministry in those areas as well. We stay mean and lean so that our overhead stays at 5%, most of our money going to our ministry activities and projects.
Don't hesitate to call or email us with your questions, requests for information, or requests for help in putting together a church mission trip to San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. We also ask to consider partnering with us through monetary contributions.
By the way, don't let the headlines in the US media scare you away. We know our neighborhood, and things are peaceful in San Felipe.
Short Term Mission Trips
Building a Safe Place for Children
and Sharing the love of Christ in the Desert!
You can be involved!
We are focusing on San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico at the current time. Work through us: Marketplace Missions, Inc. (MPM)! Come help build, evangelize, teach, or feed. Medical mission trips can be arranged. The possibility of mission trips to El Salvador and Guatemala exist as do trips to Israel, so please inquire. Contact missionary Gary Lewis in order to make arrangements for your church or college group.
Telephones in Mexico:
(916) 222-2338, Magic Jack
Do you have a package or box to mail to us? Please use this address:
Marketplace Missions, Inc.
233 Paulin Ave.
Calexico, CA 92231
Sonshine Hacienda is owned and operated by Marketplace Missions. It was built over a 6 year period debt free with your gifts, whether work teams, donated goods and equipment, or cash contributions. The picture above is of the first group of kids with the adults that received them. Another group came one week later. Although Sonshine Hacienda can hold 48 children, we cannot take more than a dozen until we raise more support to pay for the cost of caring for them. Presently, it looks like each child will incur an overhead of $300 dollars per month. That includes the cost of running the facility, paying the Mexican employees, and paying for food, education, clothes, transportation, and medical care of the children.
We will be glad to come to your church or civic group and make a presentation about our Children's Receiving Home or other ministries sponsored by Marketpplace Missions. We ask that you cover the travel expenses. Contact Bob Lewis, our VP of Financial Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the US telephone number (916) 996-0964.
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