Daybreak International was founded in 2001 by Steve Reed as he was beginning a new church in the Kansas City suburbs called Daybreak Community Church. Growing up, Steve’s parents were missionaries to Costa Rica and Peru. In January of 2000, during a return trip to Costa Rica, Steve met a Guatemalan man by the name of Cesar Gonzalez, who insisted that Steve come and travel across his country to dream with him about starting new churches for unreached people groups in Guatemala.
What started with Steve traveling to Guatemala by himself, quickly turned into him taking teams down to work on various evangelistic and church planting missions. To date, Daybreak teams have done a wide range of projects including medical clinics, sports clinics, water projects, clowning, cowboy church connections, motorcycles, cooking lessons, women’s issues, agriculture clinics, teacher’s trainings, Jesus movie showings, and more!
Often we link Christians from various occupations with people of similar interests in other countries. In the flow of relationships, we seek to share our faith, locate leaders who want to do more to reach their people for Christ, and then foster environments for teams to begin working toward a common mission of reaching people with the good news of Jesus.
While we may see large numbers of people coming to a saving faith in Jesus on our trips, we know that if they don't get plugged in to local churches and local Christian communities, they will have a hard time growing in their faith. So church planting is a vital part of our ministry.
We like to have a variety of people from a wide range of backgrounds on most of our trips. Usually, we are able to tailor our strategy of each trip around the skills and the talents of those who go with us. Whether you are a cowboy, a plumber, hair dresser, painter, cook, doctor, nurse, coach, teacher, or even a pastor, we could use your help on one of our projects. Speaking Spanish is not required but is a bonus.
Guatemalan and Honduran Cowboys