HOW IT STARTED
99+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!
However, it instilled within us, at 99+1 Ministries, a desire to take advantage of every opportunity to share the Word of God. That includes better preparing Christian workers to do their part to fulfill the Great Commission.
WHAT WE DO
Missions Team Home Base for Christian churches and organizations to assist in:
Serenity House: Senior care/assisted living facility
Adult Day Care Center
Sonshine Hacienda Orphanage
Nueva Cancion: Christ-centered men’s rehabilitation center
Planting and development of local churches
WHY WE DO IT
Luke 15:4-7 is the foundational verse of 99 Plus 1. 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
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.
Learn more about the town that has the motto “No Bad Days.”