The missionaries we are proud to partner with in Power Ministry
David & Amy Burkett
Faith Mission Ministries, El Cenizo, Texas
In 1997 David, along with his wife, Amy and family began with the ministry and were called to the full time mission field to serve as missionaries to Mexico. After attending the Calvary Ministerial Institute in El Carmen Mexico, they began to fulfill the vision that God has laid on their hearts to win 1,000,000 souls to Jesus Christ. Through a prophetic film ministry and evangelism, they ministered to many Indian villages in the mountains of Oaxaca Mexico. Presently, the Lord is using the Burkett’s to minister in many colonias in Mexico and the U.S. as they host mission groups, minister the gospel, feed the hungry and (Nail Pouch Ministry) building churches and houses for the needy.
Gator & Deanna Carter
Big Heart Orphange, Reynosa, MX
Gator and his wife run the Big Heart Orphanage in Reynosa, Mexico. The orphanage is aptly named because once meeting Gator you will realize just how big of a heart he has. Gator’s decision to run an orphanage not on numbers of children housed but on quality of care leaves one im pressed with just what God’s best can really be. POWER has had the opportunity to partner with Gator as he reached out and built a local school and added on to the al-ready impressive orphanage. Bowling with the kids has been a big hit with the POWER guys and something the kids look forward to also.
Rick Caywood Ministries, Crawford, Texas
Rick Caywood started Chihuahuan Connection in 1996. His work of faith is feeding God’s children in all the nations, all the world, all creation, and to the uttermost parts of the earth. He delivers the tangible bread that saves the body as well as the spiritual bread that saves the soul in the following ways:
U.S. / Mexican Border Food Ministry
International Food Ministry
Inner City Food Ministry
Logistics Support for Other Ministries
Disaster Relief Support
Randall and Betsy Chacon
Children’s Haven International, Pharr, Texas
(Refugio Internacional de Niños, Reynosa, MX)
The orphanage Refugio Internacional de Niños, or International Refuge of Children, located in Reynosa is overseen by Children’s Haven International whose sole purpose is “Providing loving Christian care for needy children”. Randall and Betsy Chacon work as the American-side directors of Children’s Haven International.
Allen & Charlene Ehlers
The founder of Faith Mission International, Allen and Charlene Ehlers have faithfully been ministering in Del Rio. Many POWER veterans carry fond memories of doing ministry with the Ehlers on previous trips. Numerous churches and food distribution centers/missions were built and continue to be used to win the lost to Christ.
Rick & Kim Hall
Cone Oasis Baptist Encampment, La Feria, Texas
Rick is the director of Cone Oasis Baptist Encampment.
Ray & Leah Hansen
Ray is the director of Rio Brovo Orphanage.
Bruce & Paula Hepburn
Mexico Missions, Reynosa, MX
We moved to the TX/MX border in the Fall of ’07 from Chicago, IL. We had been coming to Reynosa on short-term missions trips for over 10 years. Each time we left a little bit more of our hearts behind. Thru the circumstances of life Paula and I both agreed that now is the time to do that which gave us meaning and purpose in life. So we sold our home and came to the Rio Grand Valley at the southern most point of Texas. We have since joined with Mexico Missions Inc. to assist them with their childrens backpack programs in Mexico. Our mission is to reach the poorest of the poor in Mexico. We build homes, offer food and clothing to those in need, but most importantly we share the love and hope that is found in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Randy & Jeannie Leyendecke
Laredo Stepping Stones, Laredo,Texas
The connection with Randy goes back to our beloved friend and former board member, John Clark, who has since gone to be with the Lord. An old friend of John Clark knew Rick and Kim Hall who had taken the directorship of Laredo Stepping Stones (LSS) and God put us all together. Randy Leyendecker was one of the founders and board members of LSS where many POWER projects have been done over the years such as a missionary duplex, director’s house, two story bath house/conference room and kitchen extension. Additionally, Randy owns a lumber yard where over 100 thousand pounds of food is donated each year to ministries as a tool to further the Gospel. The lumber yard has supplied building materials to POWER at greatly reduced rates for many projects. His heart is also with the homeless and he and his wife spend numerous days each month feeding and ministering to the street people of Laredo. God also enabled Randy to purchase radio station 102.5 located in Encinal, Texas just outside of Laredo which broadcasts Christian music and ministers to the local area. Randy and his wife Jeanie are currently living in one of the duplexes Power built. We look forward to returning to LSS in future years, Lord willing.
Mike & Becky McGee
Legacy Missions, McAllen,Texas
The McGee’s serve the Lord ministering in the Matamoros area of Mexico, accross the border from Brownsville through Impact Matamoros 2015, the Jordan River Project, The New Life Church Project,Heaven’s Gates & Hell’s Flames City Crusade, Kitchens for Kids and being part of Magdiel Bible Collage.
Missionary Mike’s Motto
God has a plan, a place, and a time
To use me just the way I am
To pray and to pass through open doors
To give and to forgive
To storm the gates of hell snatching men from the fire
To help bring His lost children home.
Jerry & Albertia McKnight
Border Mission, Hidalgo, Texas
The McKnight’s thank God for the privilege of being directors of Border Missions where they can continue to serve the Lord through supplying the physical and spiritual needs to those on both sides of the border.
Pat & Mary Jo Pace
Pat ministers to people of islands along the coast of Mexico.
Pastor Mario Perez
Alianza Cristiana, Reynosa, MX
Mario is the pastor of Alianza Cristiana, Power’s home church when in Mexico.
Francisco & Lulu Segura
iglesia, Reynosa, MX
When Ray Morelock told us Francisco was one of the best students to graduate from Magdiel Bible School, we knew we had to connect with him. We met in Reynosa where he and his wife Lulu were the directors of the Refugio de Ninos Orphanage which we continue to visit. Francisco is an attorney who gave up a lucrative profession to become a preacher and start a church in a poor Colonia on the southern outskirts of Reynosa. Some veterans of POWER may remember helping build his church and also a home next door do they could fulfill their desire to live in the Colonia and minister more effectively. One special bond we have with Francisco and Lulu is being able to pray for them during a scout out trip. They had tried for years to have a baby of their own. About nine months later they had their first child and then shortly afterward had twins!! God is good. Francisco has also been very helpful in arranging our visits to the Reynosa Prison.
Hector & Mary Lou Silva de Luna
Senda de Vida, Reynosa, MX
Hector is the director of Senda de Vida.