How God began M.M.M

As a result of a fire which destroyed Mark and Bambie Getz’s home, their family moved from Hartford, MI to Millburg in 2001. It was then that God made Bambie aware of the hundreds of Mexican families who lived on farms and worked the fields. Being especially burdened for the children, she called her sister, Sophia, in Kentucky and begged her to come start something for the Mexican children. In June of 2002 Sophia arrived and volunteered at a Head Start school for Migrant children. Because of interacting with the little students and their parents she established a good friendship with the families. As she rode the buses she learned the locations of the farm labor camps. In 2004 God led Sophia to begin having Bible Clubs in the migrant camps. Many children have accepted Christ and are now being discipled by continued weekly Bible studies and other activities.

The ministry

Weekly Bible classes

Since 2002, 46 farms (migrant camps) have been reached with the Gospel. Fourteen or more of those farms are visited weekly to offer a Bible lesson for the children, along with songs, verses and a craft.

5 day clubs

One effective method of sharing truth with the kids is going to the same farm five days in a row to teach Bible lessons, using a format similar to Chilid Evangelism Fellowship.

Day camp

In August of 2007 we hosted our first Day Camp (ages five through High School). Every year God expands our outreach and in 2016, close to 400 children registered. Over the years kids from seven school districts have been involved. If we did not offer transportation, they would not be able to come. As a result, our bus routes are composed of vans, cars, shuttle and school buses in order to accommodate everyone who needs a ride. On Fridays we invite the parents to come hear their kids’ program and enjoy a Mexican dinner together. The Gospel is clearly given in Spanish and English during a chalk talk message at the end of the night. Without the many who volunteer to help, it would be impossible.

Despedida—going away

In October of each year we have a party for the Migrant families who by that time are preparing to leave Michigan. This event is well attended by the parents and they have as much fun as their children! After a special dinner, hayride, campfire and other activities we give the Gospel by way of a chalk art picture and message. Each family receives a small gift bag in which tracts and a Bible are included.

Statement of faith

We believe...

That All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, by which we understand that the whole book called The Bible to be inerrant in the original writing; that its teaching is absolute and that the Holy Spirit guided the chosen holy men of God in all that they wrote. 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16

The Godhead eternally exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These three are One and possess the same attributes, perfection and nature. Matthew 28:19; John 17:5; Genesis 1:1, 1:3; I John 5:7

In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ who was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that Jesus Christ was fully man yet remained and still remains fully God. Colossians 1:14-17; John 1:1, 14, 10:30; Matthew 1:20

In the Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit who indwells every true believer; who convicts of sin, comforts and makes intercession for the saints. Acts 5:3-4; John 16:7-8, 13; Romans 8:26

That man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, but that the whole human race fell in the sin of Adam and was brought under eternal condemnation and judgment; that man can in no way obtain forgiveness and salvation through any work of his own. Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12, 3:10, 3:23; Titus 3:5

That Jesus Christ became the sinner’s only substitute before God and died as a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world; that salvation comes through no other than Jesus Christ. I John 2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:24; Acts 5:12

In the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ, that His body was raised from the dead and that He ascended into Heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God as the believer’s High Priest and Advocate. Mark 16:19; Luke 24:39; Acts 1:10-11; Hebrews 1:3

In the personal and bodily return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17

That the souls of the those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do at death immediately pass into God’s presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul and body reunited shall be with Him forever in glory. I Corinthians 15:52-53; I Thessalonians 4:15-18; Luke 16:22, 25; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8

That the souls of the lost remain after death in misery until the final judgment of the great white throne when soul and body reunited at the resurrection shall be cast into the lake of fire which is the second death to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:5, 11-15; Hebrews 9:27

In the reality and personality of Satan, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. Revelation 12:9, 20:10; I Peter 5:8

We believe the Bible’s clear teaching that marriage is only between one man and one woman. Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh and Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:22