The Missionary Chapel is a unique Christian Church in the heart of Phoenix, AZ. Because of our location, surrounded by approximately four million diverse people, the mission field has come to us. Currently, the church facility is used for Spanish services under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Fred and Mrs. Enid Barahona known locally as: Centro de Adoracion Familiar. This new Spanish-speaking congregation, Centro de Adoracion Familiar, is made up of people from various Latino countries of origin.
The mission was founded many years ago by Kenneth Mendenhall. It has been a Gospel lighthouse in the Mohave Indian community on the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Parker, AZ. We have had short term work and witness mission teams there several times. Our current need is for continued growth under the leadership of Pastor Dwight and Mrs. Natalie Deysie and family who provide pastoral leadership among the Mohave people.
The SWIMA outreach in Mexico include two small mission churches in the Sonora River Valley situated in the mountains of Sonora, Mexico between the state capitol of Hermosillo and the mining town of Cananea. Pastoral leadership is provided by Pastor and Evangelist Abasai Guevara and family.
Lesley Griffin in Mississippi with a Dime Bank as a participant in the Harvest of Dimes for a Harvest of Souls.
Christian Work & Witness Teams
We invite Christian Work & Witness Teams sent out by local churches to spend quality time in outreach with SWIMA in the SW -USA. We challenge you and your church friends to answer God's call on your lives. Come to Arizona and spend a weekend or a week or even more time dedicated to a practical, hands-on Christian ministry of helps. You can make a lasting impact in people's lives including your own! Volunteer groups can be as small as a team of two and we can accommodate a team of up to 12 people.
All that is required is to OBEY GOD! Be ready and willing to do God's work. If you have an area of expertise or simply the willingness to help, God can use your talents, skills, and efforts in the SWIMA outreach. Projects can be accomplished in the city of Phoenix, in helping various American Indian church ministries and on reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Early spring (March spring beak), early Fall- (October and Thanksgiving breaks) and in the winter season are the best time frames to consider.