I became a Christian while attending college in Monterrey, Mexico, the city in which I grew up. As I started following Christ and seeing how His gospel was impacting all my life, God started putting in my heart a desire to reach college students. In 2012 I went to study my M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, where I kept learning more about Christ and His word. It was at that time that I got involved with Campus Outreach and started learning about its vision to reach students with the gospel. As I got more involved with the ministry, my desire to see a campus ministry movement in Mexico grew more and more! In 2015, I moved back to Monterrey where I started laying the foundations for this ministry at “Tec de Monterrey”, and in the fall of 2017 we officially decided to start this new ministry. My prayer is to see the kingdom of God expand among college students in Mexico through this ministry and to serve and be a part of what God is doing in Mexico.
Alex grew up in Bloomfield, a small town in Indiana. He attended Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis or IUPUI, where he became involved with Campus Outreach. Even though he had grown up going to church, it was upon meeting a Campus Outreach Staff member his freshman year where he first truly understood the Gospel and the need for a personal relationship with God. God grew Alex’s heart for overseas ministry at a New Year’s Conference his Senior Year. Alex is extremely excited to be going to Monterrey, Mexico to proclaim the good news.
Ben became a follower of Christ during high school in his hometown of El Paso, TX. When he became involved with Campus Outreach while attending the University of Texas at Dallas, the Lord began a work in Ben’s heart to show him that his faith is not about him, but rather about God and His glory. God has continued to deepen Ben’s heart for the lost and conviction to obey the Great Commission as he seeks to raise laborers who will proclaim the Gospel everywhere Christ is not known. After graduating with his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at UTD, Ben plans to serve in Monterrey, Mexico on a team of LEAD staff.
Gloria grew up in a Christian home but did not begin to have a personal relationship with Jesus until her Freshman year of college. She attended her first summer project in 2018 with Campus Outreach and continued to be heavily involved in CO Minneapolis until her graduation in 2020. Now moving forward, she feels excited to spread the Gospel and share the light of Jesus on the college campus internationally.
God fully revealed His incomprehensible love and grace to Mollie when she was a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University. From that point forward, Mollie has been growing in an abiding, intimate relationship with the Lord where she seeks to exalt Him in all of her ways. The Lord taught her His paths, and by His good provision, she is planning to uphold Jesus’ name in Monterrey, Mexico with CO Serve. She is beyond excited to share Christ there and grow in her dependence on the Lord!
Raised in Houston, Texas, Christina remained in her hometown for college at Houston Baptist University. At New Years Conference 2018, Christina heard the terms “lordship” and “adoption” for the first time. After learning what a genuine relationship with Jesus looked like, she couldn`t help but follow Him and make Him known on her college campus. Now, Christina is excited to take part in God`s plan of reaching the nations as she continues to make Jesus known on a college campus internationally.
I grew up far away from God, and it left me living a life of great emptiness. One day I realized how shallow my life was and I hit rock bottom. At that time, while I was in college, I met a few Christian friends (among them the one who would later become my husband) and they invited me to their home Bible study group. At first I was on the defensive because I thought I had to change before I could get closer to God. However, week after week, I was able to hear the gospel and see that, with the good news of Jesus, it was the other way around. He forgives me and loves me and it is through this work that I can draw closer to God and change. As the months went by, my best friends became those with whom I shared the same faith, my relationships began to be restored, my involvement in the life of the church began to grow, but most importantly, I could finally say that my identity and joy were in Christ. Now I serve together with my husband Luis in the church, mainly in counseling for young married couples and discipleship for women. We are excited to start a new church soon, and after months of praying for it, we believe that God is calling me into full time ministry, specifically with Campus Outreach, to share the message of hope and salvation with college students.