Rio Bravo Ministries is a faith based ministry located in Reynosa, Tamalupas Mexico,
directly across the border from McAllen Texas. Rio Bravo ministries supports Hogar
de Niño’s Rio Bravo (Rio Bravo Children’s Home), Escuela Esperanza (Hope Christian
School) as well as many local churches and non-profit organizations in northern Mexico.
Rio Bravo Ministries is an independent non denominational ministry that receives its sole
support through individuals and churches that share the same vision.
At its conception, the RBM core belief was to become a "Bridge of Hope" that connected the local
needy Mexican community with the wider network of resources of American Christians. In this
manner we fulfill our charge given by James 1:27 "Pure and undefiled religion before God and
the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself
unspotted from the world". What we have discovered at Rio Bravo is when you get your "Church,
Youth Group, Community or Family" involved in missions a mutual life changing event happens
in the lives of both "the ministered and the minstrel".
Who is Nathanael?
Nathanael was an Apostle of whom Jesus said in John 1:47, “behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile (deceit).” He is only mentioned three times in the Bible. Once in the beginning of Jesus' ministry and two other times at the conclusion of Jesus' three year ministry.
What did he do during this time until he met up with the others in Jerusalem? Historians tell us that he stayed back home and ministered to the families, wives and children of the other apostles. What a ministry, not in the front lines with Jesus but working behind the scenes to enable others to serve. For those three years he never knew how or where he was going to be needed but remained available to do whatever was needed.
The next three years for Rio Bravo Ministries in Reynosa are going to be unpredictable. Events in Mexico are unstable but the children are still in need of care. The ministry needs to have several “Nathanaels” willing to help solidify our finances. We are asking friends to stand with us. Will you be a Nathanael for the next three years?
Click here to BE NATHANAEL
Easter at Rio Bravo Ministries
This week is Easter break for the children of Rio Bravo Ministries. The reason for Resurrection Sunday is emphasized as we remember the price Jesus paid to redeem us. It is truly a blessed time. All three homes are attending a time of fun, games and Bible study at the church the girl's home attends. We have lent them our inflatable games which everyone loves. We use them for outreach services. The church has had large crowds and the kids are looking forward to two more days of fun. We just received the clothing from Trinity Christian in Addison, Texas. The school has an annual clothing drive for us. Along with the much needed clothing the students also sends enough underwear and socks to last our children for most of the year. We all look forward to the "black bags" from Trinity because it always feels like Christmas again when we go through them.