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Mexico

Mexico is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico.

After 70 years of one-party rule, Mexicans elected a president from the opposition party which has promised to end corruption, lead the country to better times, end the abuse against the indigenous peoples and bring peace to Chiapas.

Pray for: The Ecumenical Bible School in Chiapas as it seeks to end the tensions between Catholics and Protestants in the region.

Population (2014 est) – 120,286,655

Area – 1,220,000mi

Capital – Mexico City

Ethnic Background

Mestizo – (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%

                Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian - 30%

                White – 9%

                Other – 1%

Exports - manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton

Imports - metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, car parts for assembly, repair parts for motor vehicles, aircraft, and aircraft parts

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 73 years     F 78 years 

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 12.58 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 6.5%

People in Mission

 
Mercer, Lindsey
Mexico
Lindsey Mercer, a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Bern, Missouri, serves with the Institute for Intercultural Studies and Research (INESIN) in Chiapas, Mexico, where she works as the assistant to the Program for Institutional Strengthening.
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Moyer, Kathleen
Mexico
Kate Moyer, a member of Delhaven Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), La Puente, California,serves with the Joint Table for Mission Development formed by the Christian Congregational Churches of Mexico, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mexico (ICDCM - Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo de Mexico), and the Fraternity of Evangelical Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) of Mexico (CICEDCM – Confraternidad de Iglesias Cristianas Evangélicas (Discípulos de Cristo). She serves as a consultant for Mission Development, with emphasis on women’s development and theological education.
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Nicholson, Scott
Mexico
Scott Nicholson, a member of University Congregational UCC in Missoula, Montana, serves with Hogar de Esperanza y Paz (Home of Hope and Peace), a community center located in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Nogales, Sonora on the Mexico-U.S. border. The goal of the center is to enable residents to improve their quality of life. HEPAC provides food security for impoverished children, holds Culture of Peace camps and workshops, and provides adult education courses.
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Smith, Douglas
Mexico
Douglas Smith, a member of Delhaven Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), La Puente, California,serves with the Joint Table for Mission Development formed by the Christian Congregational Churches of Mexico, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mexico (ICDCM - Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo de Mexico), and the Fraternity of Evangelical Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) of Mexico (CICEDCM – Confraternidad de Iglesias Cristianas Evangélicas (Discípulos de Cristo). He will serve as a consultant for Mission Development, with emphasis in stewardship and resource development.
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Support Ministries in Mexico

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select Latin America and the Caribbean from the designation list and type work in Mexico into the Project/Partner line.

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