Mission: Mexico.Posted: September 6, 2011
A Message from Bob Jeram.
I have just returned from an exploratorytrip to Camp Kikomar in Tuxpan, Mexico. The purpose of my trip was to discern if God was leading us into mission in this area. I believe that He is.
The book of Acts tells us that when the Holy Spirit comes upon us that we will witness in a number of areas including the ends of the earth. This mission opportunity will literally take us to the ends of the earth. I flew into Mexico City and then took a bus ride to Tuxpan. The directions from Tuxpan to Camp Kikomar are to drive to the end of the road, which is the Gulf of Mexico, take a left and drive on the beach for two miles and then you have arrived. Believe me when I tell you that you have arrived at Eden, not in the sense of lush tropical gardens, but in the sense that this area is unspoiled virgin beach that creates a sense of peace and serenity that is unmatched. You can check it out for yourself at www.kikomar.com
I met the two ladies that run Kikomar, Diana Garrett and Mirna Sotomayor. Over a two day period they shared their vision for how God has instructed them to use the camp to serve the surrounding communities and their greater region. Two things characterize and limit Christian growth in Mexico. The first is a high level of persecution and intolerance of evangelicals (read Christians) particularly in the indigenous communities; the second is a lack of training on the part of the Christian leadership in the country. Mirna and Diana want Kikomar to be a place of refuge where those being persecuted can come and find safe haven. They also want Kikomar to be a place where people can come and learn and then take this teaching out into their communities.
This is where we, you and I, come in. We can assist in building the infostructure of the Camp. We can assist in light construction, planting and landscaping and general maintenance of the property. We can also assist by sharing what we know, the English language, Bible stories, general church administration, life skills, etc. Basically if you have a passion or gift and would like to share it, you can help. We can be agents of change in this community and in this part of the world. We can be imparters of knowledge that can be taken into the communities where persecution is the norm.
We will be returning to Kikomar on January 14, 2012. I see those that are interested in construction and landscaping going on January 7th and returning on January 14th. Those interested in giving instruction (through the arts or other teaching) would arrive on January 14th and return on January 22nd. If interest is such that we are only able to take one team we will go from 1/14/11 – 1/22/11. The cost would be between $300 – $400 (for 1 week) plus airfare to Mexico City and return.
Interested individuals can contact Bob Jeram for additional informatio