Mexico Medical Missions is a non-denominational Christian organization that provides medical and community development services to the people of the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chihuahua. Five million people live in Chihuahua, the largest state in Mexico. Rising majestically in the western portion of Chihuahua, the vast, beautiful and remote Sierra Madre Mountains dominate the horizon. The Conquistadors came here 400 years ago looking for gold. What they found were long-established Indian civilizations flourishing in the great plains that rose up to the foothills of the towering mountains.

What We Do?

At Mexico Medical Missions we labor in an area with immense physical need.

There is a mural on the wall of the Mexico Medical Missions hospital. The scene shows a lamb, struggling, inches from death on a steep precipice. But there is also a shepherd with strong, gentle hands reaching out…

Here at Mexico Medical Missions we reach out to a people struggling on the edge of life and death. Day by day, we treat the diseases and afflictions of the indigenous population of the northern Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.

Our Focus

We’re dedicated to help the tribal groups in the Sierra Madre.

Mexico Medical Missions focuses primarily on the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico.  100,000 Tarahumaras inhabit the mountains and valleys of the “Copper Canyon” region of the State of Chihuahua. The Tarahumara are a study in contrasts. They are the world’s greatest ultramarathoners and bear themselves with pride and dignity unique to Native Americans; but they are also among the poorest people groups in Mexico and suffer from high infant and maternal mortality rates, lack of economic opportunity, and oppression by the drug cartels which control their native homeland.

The Tarahumara are animists and believe in a remote and capricious creator god while paying homage to the lesser spirits that inhabit their forest and directly affect the welfare of their families, livestock and crops.  Paradoxically, they believe that their god chose them as his special people, but that this “honor” also means that they are relegated to a life of poverty and suffering. The Tarahumara even fear the rainbow, which they believe steals their children.

Animism breeds a sense of hopelessness and pessimism. But we tell them about an all-powerful Creator God who loves them and cares for their welfare.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a hope and a future – Jeremiah 29:11

Our Mission

Our mission: To glorify Jesus Christ among the peoples of the Sierra Madre through acts of mercy, service and proclamation of the Gospel.

At Mexico Medical Missions we believe that proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ takes more than words – it takes acts of love and service that cause a person to open their heart to the “Great Physician.” We embrace an understanding of Scripture that clearly recognizes that the response of the believer to human need is an integral part of the Gospel. The love of Christ in us and through us must be demonstrated by our actions as well as heard in our preaching.

Mexico Medical Missions is a non-denominational Christian organization that provides medical and community development services to the people of the Sierra Tarahumara