Mexico

Fundación Fuerzas Especiales de Jesucristo

Fundación Fuerzas Especiales de Jesucristo (FEJ) is a very powerful all-male ministry group focused on reaching out with the message of Christ to the most vulnerable population; homeless, migrants, and people living in marginalized areas. They are a community group constituted from different churches, and their story moves from a God-given vision to action; from streets, to prison cells to the darkest places of the city.  

GRAND OPENING in Jalisco!

GRAND OPENING in Jalisco!

The past Wednesday our seventh kitchen in Jalisco, Mexico had it's Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony! Our OTB Mexico staff was joined by our San Diego staff and board members, Mexico ministry partners, church leaders, and community leaders.  It was a wonderful celebration filled with hope and anticipation for the work God will do in the coming months and years in and through our kitchens.

Guest Post: Our Family Visit to Outside the Bowl

Guest Post: Our Family Visit to Outside the Bowl

Last Saturday our family of four headed south of the border for Outside the Bowl’s first-ever family day trip.  Our adventure started bright and early when we met up with 14 other families, loaded up on a comfortable coach bus, and began the 100 mile journey.  Although we didn’t all know each other, we all had two things in common:  we love Outside the Bowl and wanted to spend a day learning more about this ministry and sharing the experience with our kids.  

International Staff: Meet Maggui

Outside the Bowl's kitchens employ in-country nationals who are passionate about taking an active role in caring for their communities and sharing God's love.  This blog series will introduce them to you and bring you their stories.  We are truly a global team and we look forward to helping you get to know these amazing team members who make our work possible.
Introducing: Maggui from Mexicali, Mexico.

International Staff: Meet Vilma

Outside the Bowl's kitchens employ in-country nationals who are passionate about taking an active role in caring for their communities and sharing God's love.  This blog series will introduce them to you and bring you their stories.  We are truly a global team and we look forward to helping you get to know these amazing team members who make our work possible.
Introducing: Vilma from Tijuana, MX.

Restoration at Casa de Mi Padre - Tijuana

Two years ago, Pastor Abner stepped out in faith.  He left his job at a manufacturing facility, moved his wife and children to Tijuana, and became the Pastor of Casa de Mi Padre (My Father’s House).  In this community, Matamoros, there were many broken families and many struggles.  Pastor Abner’s desire was to help restore families and ultimately raise up the community, through Christ. 

Opening Hearts in Granja Familiares

Comedor Francisco Villa is a ministry that truly shares OTB’s heart and vision. Beyond feeding the hungry, this place cares for people in ways that truly go "outside the bowl".  Yolanda is the volunteer caretaker at Comedor Francisco Villa and a key leader in her community, Colonia Granjas Familiares.  This neighborhood is still considered a rural area, marginalized in the tough streets of Tijuana. 

Ministry at Immaculate Conception

Jesus instructs us to take care of the forgotten and the weak.  Imaculada Concepción is a feeding program that does just that by feeding the elderly people in a forgotten community on the outskirts of Tijuana. They make sure that the elderly are not only fed, but also try to encourage improvement in their all around health. They love this community of people and make an effort to serve them and develop relationships with them by talking about the ‘good days’, passed experiences and life’s important lessons. However one woman, Miguelina, has none of these stories to share.

Cambiando Vidas (Changing Lives)

Emmanuel is a child from Tijuana and part of the feeding program “Cambiando Vidas (Changing Lives). This feeding ministry is centered in one of the most marginalized zones of Tijuana; a place recognized for its extreme poverty and home to hundreds of families who fight each day to stay alive. Among issues like family abandonment, lack of employment and violence, “Cambiando Vidas” ministry truly has come to bring change to the lives of the families in this community.