Andrew & Melissa Schellenberg

Reynosa, Mexico


Schellenberg's Bio:

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We are a family of 6 who are passionate to see the Kingdom of God established throughout the nations. Since being born again and our lives being transformed by Jesus, we have dedicated ourselves to seeing the lost saved and discipled. We know it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Therefore, as a family, we have the privilege of extending the same freedom that we have received to others, reconciling them to God, our Father, through Christ Jesus, and raising them to maturity.

In recent months, Jesus has directed our attention to the nation of Mexico. According to His will and timing, we have seen the door open to partner with an Iris-affiliated organization in Reynosa, who we will be joining in August, 2022. We are passionate about seeing a generation arise that fulfills the Isaiah 61 mandate, where the Spirit of the Lord comes upon a people, empowering them to proclaim the good news to the poor, bind up the broken hearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, the opening of prison doors to those who are bound, and proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord’s favour. To engage people holistically with the gospel, we will be joining in many tangible ministries. Street evangelism, church planting, daily house discipleship meetings, and a house of prayer are several ways in which we will be spiritually ministering in Reynosa. However, there are also many physical needs in this U.S./Mexican border city. There is an increasing population of refugees who are either waiting upon or have been denied entry into America. Whether they have been stranded in the city for days or years, we have the opportunity to meet these refugees’ physical needs and share the gospel with them. We will also be ministering in a local prison, to women who work the streets and to street children.

We value your partnership in this journey. Please pray and fast with us for a harvest of souls in Reynosa, Mexico. Also, consider joining us in the harvest by visiting us in Reynosa. As we travel to Mexico in obedience and faith, we value your generosity as the Lord leads you to give to our family as we carry out the work set before us.

But how can people call on him for help if they’ve not yet believed? And how can they believe in one they’ve not yet heard of? And how can they hear the message of life if there is no one there to proclaim it? And how can the message be proclaimed if messengers have yet to be sent? That’s why the Scriptures say: How welcome is the arrival of those proclaiming the joyful news of peace and of good things to come!  (Rom 10: 14-15 TPT)