99 Plus 1 Ministries is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Christian organization located in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Our heart is the discipleship and training of the body of Christ.
Our vision is to train and prepare Mexican Christian workers so that the gospel be effectively proclaimed, Christians be discipled, and churches be planted. We do this through hosting short-term mission teams working with local churches, and itinerate pastors and teachers conducting workshops and conferences for the local churches.
How It Started
99 Plus 1 Ministries developed from a vision as a result of an evangelical encounter that took place near San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
One day before conducting a Vacation Bible School in 1999, a group of three young men were talking to our evangelist, Adrian Garcia. One, with the most questions, was killed by a car while riding home on his bicycle the first day. Did we miss the opportunity to share Christ with him? Was he saved? Were we so busy doing the Lord’s work that we didn’t do the Lord’s work? Only God knows!
That instilled within us a desire to take advantage of every opportunity to share the Word of God.
And we know this work includes better preparing Christian workers to do their part to fulfill the Great Commission.
What We Do
99 Plus 1 Ministries is a missions team home base for Christian churches and organizations. We also take part in several activities and lead different ministries that serve the community in San Felipe.
Independent Living for Seniors
We provide live-in residence for elderly men of retirement age who lack the ability to provide for themselves. We provide them with comfortable living quarters, three prepared meals a day, and two full-time resident overseers to attend to their needs.
Senior Community Center
The Senior Community Center provides a place for the aging parent to spend time with others in a comfortable setting versus being home alone. The overseer of this ministry organizes activities, games, bible studies, and the like.
Planting & Development of Local Churches
We provide aid and resources to help in the development and planting of these churches, such as funding for building and maintenance, guidance for leadership, and support for outreach programs.
We work with locals to identify areas of need, such as repairs and renovations, or construction of new facilities. Our team provides assistance with planning, fundraising, and project management.
Hosting Mission Teams
Our mission base is a facility that welcomes short-term missions teams from various groups and churches. Its primary aim is to host teams from all over the world, allowing them to partner with local churches.
Workshops and Training for Local Churches
This ministry invites pastors and teachers to conduct one-day or multi-day workshops and conferences, to bring Christian education to the community.
Why We Do It
Luke 15:4-7 is the foundational verse of 99 Plus 1 Ministries. Motivating us to seek various ways to enter into the lives of Christians and non-Christians alike, in order to love them as the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, loves us.
"What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’
I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance."
Where We Are
Located approximately 2 hours south of the border, San Felipe was founded in 1916 as a small fishing port. San Felipe is a remote desert community of about 25,000 people on the shore of the Sea of Cortez (East Coast of Baja).
Better known as the Gulf of California, it is one of the world’s most prolific salt-water habitats. Offering sport fishing tours for avid anglers or a more relaxed lifestyle on the beaches, this area sees as many as 250,000 American and Canadian visitors annually.
It’s an ideal and picturesque location for your next mission trip. Mexico is full of warm, beautiful people that are hungry for the gospel.
Visit us and learn more about the town that has the motto “No Bad Days”!