Rev. Jim Benfer and a team of 11 church members from Dardanelle FUMC have returned from their annual mission trip to Rio Bravo, Mexico. This was Rev. Benfer’s 20th mission trip to Rio Bravo.

Approximately 450 children’s books were distributed to the orphanage (Casa de Esperanza) and another 450 books were donated to children in nearby Nuevo Progresso.

Sewing machines were left with the Vamos Tamaulipas Center and Iglesia Fuente de Agua Viva, as well as a supply of sewing material and supplies to continue to leverage their work with the people.

“Our VBS presented Bibles to all the children and our medical team distributed Bibles to families who came in for health checks. All medications were provided to those who came for health care during our mission. We are so blessed to continue a relationship with Manos Juntas and the people in the communities around Rio Bravo,” shared Rev. Benfer.

The next mission trip for FUMC Dardanelle is scheduled for the last week in May of 2022 into June.

See the video diary created by Rev. Benfer here: