to the ends of the earth

We intentionally invest a portion of our resources in missions work all around the world with a focus on those with little or no access to the gospel.  We also maintain a close relationship with Rio Bravo Ministries in Reynosa, Mexico, with frequent short-term missions trips to this area.

Going International

Missionaries We Support

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Closed Access General Area (North Africa) - Eric and Kristi

Germany - John and Amy Allert, CMM

Argentina - Chris and Flor Young, The Navigators

Closed Access General Area (Asia) - Tim and Angela, Joey and Jenny

South Korea - Susan Truitt, OMS

Guatemala & Internationally - Edgar and Elenore Beach

Hungary - James and Julie Lauderdale, EFCA ReachGlobal

Closed Access General Area (Southeast Asia) - Bala and Carol

International Ministries - Matt Monzingo

Romania - Susan Strohschein, GEM

Closed Access General Area (Middle East) - Kasey and Natalie

International Missionary Care - Sharlene Ortlund, EFCA ReachGlobal

Rio Bravo Ministries, Mexico

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Located just beyond the Texas/Mexico border in Reynosa, Rio Bravo began in 1992 when Ray Hanson and his wife Leah were donated a little piece of land on a literal junkyard. Today, Rio Bravo is a walled compound on approximately 6 acres that contains homes for about 75 kids and, with 430 students, is the largest school in Reynosa.

Austin Oaks Church visits Rio Bravo several times a year to serve the community and support Rio Bravo with practical help. Work ranges from construction projects to playing with the kids. Our teams include both children and adults, so the entire family can serve together.

Rio Bravo Website

Operation Christmas Child

Each year, we invite our congregation to participate in Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse - International Relief. Hundreds of shoeboxes get filled with toys, school supplies, gifts, and messages of encouragement to children around the world.