We are Daniel and Rachel Martin. We are the two main full time missionaries with Morning by Morning. Also in our picture is our 9 year old son Archer. He loves a fiesta, video games, traveling, musical theater, drums and playing outside.
While the arts is our main focus, one can't live in a third world country and not see need all around you. We have a few other ministries we do that requires a needs list and we would like to share with you some of the other things we are passionate about.
Dan is a gifted evangelist. He often takes to the streets with his guitar and a few small backpacks with some basic necessities inside. He shares the gospel and often talks to people living on the streets. The necessities bags are for the many people he meets that have nothing. They include travel size toiletries, a tract, small Bible, a little food, a new pair of socks and a space blanket.
We are both Christian counselors. We are passionate about mental health care, and family counseling. We see both Spanish speakers and English speakers we see people online and in our home.
What happens to the orphans we all care about when they grow up? Often they do amazing but also, unfortunately, often coming form broken homes they end up in a bad way. We are passionate about supporting Christian rehab centers. One in particular you will find our our "Ministry Friends" page. We bring them food and money every month. We love being able to support places that use Jesus as the ultimate way to heal.
Dan is a retired nurses aid and so we are connected with the local clinic (also listed on our Ministry Friend page). Dan does house calls to check on patients that the clinic asks him to check on.
We are also passionate about hospitality. We love to host people in our home which can happen weekly and on occasion over multiple days.
Meet The Team
Hey! I'm Daniel Martin, the guitar teacher!
Music has always been a part of my life. I grew up with a musician father and music was always a big part of our life. After high school I attended Bible college and then missionary training school before coming to Mexico. I continue to educate myself with online classes to keep current on music and music techniques. I am also a few classes away from a counseling degree and should be finished by the end of 2021.
I have been both lead singer and lead guitarist in different bands, currently play worship music in our church and perform live at various locations locally and in neighboring towns. In my spare time I write music and lyrics and perform them online and for events. In 2015 I started teaching beginning guitar classes and after a few years of work can now offer intermediate and advanced lessons as well.
I have always loved to mentor young men and in 2019 I went back to school to get my doctorate in Christian Counseling so that I could better help the young men I mentor. I enjoy working with young men helping them grow into Godly leaders. I also help out at a local rehab as a second in charge for a men's accountability group.
Hi, I'm Rachel Martin the dance teacher!
I am a certified dance instructor with Dance Educators of America. I owned and operated a dance school (that is still thriving under different direction) in the US for 12 years before coming to the mission field. During that time I choreographed and taught classes for local theater, schools, television commercials and a host of other community projects in addition to 6 major dance and theater shows a year. I also have coached cheer leading on both the high school and elite level. My dance and cheer leading students have placed in the top levels at multiple national dance and cheer leading competitions.
I have been teaching dance for more than 25 years, and it is my passion. Ballet is my first love but I will often teach (and am certified in) jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and tumbling. My youngest student is 5 and my oldest is 74, and I teach every age in between.
I have my doctorate in Christian Counseling and really enjoy helping young women grow in their walk with Christ. I am also a homemaker, and run the business end of our ministry here. In the past year I have taken up ukulele and have one student here so I am dabbling in crossing over to the music side of things as well.
Hi there! I am Paige Rios. I am 26 years old and have lived in Baja for one year.
I fell in love with theater at a young age and have been following that dream since I was a young girl. In high school I performed with our school show choir in many competitions and performances and sought out theater wherever I could find it. After high school I studied theater at Orange Coast Community College then at Biloa University where I did one semester in London England before graduating from Biola with my degree in theater in 2018.
After college I worked in the film industry in Hollywood taking time out when I could to travel to many different countries, educating families who are high risk about the dangers of human trafficking and sharing the story of Jesus where it has never been heard. I have worked in youth ministry for 7 years. In August of 2019 I started interning at Door of Faith Orphanage in La Misión. In May of 2020, I married my amazing husband Daniel, and we are excited to see how God can use us together!
Daniel is a school teacher for the children in the community that do not have access to "conventional" schooling. Primarily his students are made up of children of farm workers. He is passionate about education, patient with his students, and an amazing teacher.
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