For the past 20 years, The West Ohio Conference has been sending VIM teams to a clinic in Rio Bravo, Mexico. During that same time, a Methodist Church in the neighboring colonia was growing to the point that it could support a mobile medical clinic within its own complex. In January 2011, it was decided that West Ohio and Manos Juntas would join in full partnership, working together hand-in-hand, to provide medical care for the local community. In addition to medical teams, construction and evangelical teams are invited to be in mission.

Out of this partnership, another ministry was born – the Esperanza Viva (‘House of Hope’) children’s home, which opened in Spring of 2018. The House of Hope can host up to 20 children in a loving, safe environment, where they can learn, play, and be cared for in Jesus’ name.

For more information about being in mission with Manos Juntas in Rio Bravo, Mexico, contact the West Ohio Coordinator for Medical Mission Chad Stoltz, at cstoltz1984 [at] or click here for information about this year's missions.