In accordance with its founding, Daybreak International exists to share the love of Christ with anyone and everyone, both right down the street to all the way across the globe. One of Jesus' last statements on this earth tells us to go into all the world making disciples (Matthew 28:19), and we take that very literally. We don't do this because we feel any more qualified or spiritually superior, but rather because we believe with a passion that interactions between cultures is a beautiful panorama of how Heaven will be like, and in doing so God can use our willingness to serve in combination with our inadequacies to have an internal impact on people! In fact, in all of our trips, we partner with local leaders so that the ministry is sustainable. We want those that are reached by our actions to experience the true life change of a continuing relationship with God, however this is nearly impossible without having a community to lean on. So we most certainly want people to be connected to local believers in Christ.
We strongly believe that it doesn't take a "rock star" Christian to do mission work, but rather God does his best work through ordinary people like you and I. It also doesn't take rocket science, but rather just allowing the love of Jesus Christ to shine through our actions. We'd love for you to join in, so for more information keep browsing our website to get an idea of all the exciting things going on!
When we look back, it's amazing to think of all that God has done through this relatively small ministry. We believe that God relentlessly pursues the lost, and we've been lucky enough to be a continuing part of God's plan to reach Central America. But, in case you're curious, here's a quick list of that shows some of the fun opportunities that we've had through the years.
"Traditional" Latin American Rodeos
We love connecting North American cowboys with Central American cowboys to partake in this fun tradition. Cowboys in Central America are a group that is often ignored by the local churches, but we feel that every person is valued by God, and that includes cowboys!
The Jungles of Guatemala contain many people who have never heard about Jesus, because even roads have yet to reach them. So we strap on backpacks and hike into the Jungle to build relationships with them to share God's love for them. We're currently working with the Kekchi indigenous people group, and God is moving in mighty ways.
We love working with kids, because we believe it's never too early to start a relationship with God. Sports clinics are a great way to have fun, share in common passions, serve people, and share the Good News of Christ.
Meeting the physical needs of people is a great way to show people God's unconditional love for them. We provided exams and medications for things we were prepared to treat, all free of charge!
Thanks to the help of group of Christian optometrists and optometry students we were able to coordinate and provide FREE eye exams and glasses to those that needed them. It was quite awesome to provide clear vision for people (some of which for the very first time!).