ABOUT

We are Daniel and Rachel Martin.  We are the only two missionaries serving with Morning by Morning Ministries, a US non-profit 501-c3. Also in our picture to the right is our 7 year old son Archer. He loves a fiesta, video games, traveling and playing outside.  

 

We seek to enrich the lives of youth and young adults though the gospel, music, and dance. We currently live and serve in La Misión, Baja Mexico.  We teach at free day cares, a skill center, churches, orphanages, rehabs and a home for children removed from sexual exploitation. 

Our first endeavor is always to spread the Christian Gospel. We do this though our personal God-given gifts of teaching music and dance. We are certified Christian counselors  as well, and we find that skill very useful our work here.   

"Morning by Morning Ministries gives the children of our community life-changing experiences."

"Morning by Morning Ministries gives the children of our community life-changing experiences."

Music

Hey there! I'm Daniel Martin, the guitar teacher!  In addition to guitar classes I also, play worship music in our church and perform live at various locations locally. God has also given me the gift of evangelism and I often spend time on the streets playing music and talking to folks about Jesus. I am glad to be able to offer music classes and expand the horizons for opportunities in the community. 

 

Needs: I have a constant need for picks and guitar strings and student size guitars. All of those things get used, broken, or taken quite quickly.  In order to stay in this area, we need good, regular support.  The cost of living here is about that of our hometown in the States, but it is perfectly located between all of the places I teach and and do street evangelism. Though we don't generally travel far, the cost of fuel can add up quickly as well!

Prayer:  Please pray for my classes, that the kids would keep coming and stay engaged. Pray for boldness as I go share the good news and for wisdom listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides me. Finally, pray for patience, that I might persevere and trust God when things seem overwhelming.  We are running a full time ministry out of a small two bedroom apartment.  We appreciate prayer for a permanent living space and one with plenty of storage for things like guitars and other music equipment.

Dance

Hi, I'm Rachel! I am a certified dance instructor with Dance Educators of America.  I owned and operated a dance school in the US for 12 years and before coming to the mission field.  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 jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop. My youngest student is 5 and my oldest is 74, and I teach every age in between.  God has also gifted me with the love and ability for life coaching and counseling and I really enjoy helping people figure out their path in life. I am also a homemaker, and run the business end of our ministry here.  In the past year have taken up ukulele and have one student here so I am dabbling in crossing over to the music side of things as well.

Needs:  We are always in need of dance attire.  We work with a couple of great organizations that supply us with most of the things we need.  Traveling Tutus and the Oregon Coast Dance Center have been incredibly supportive of us in this endeavor. Make sure you check them out on our "other ministry" page.  In the long term, the church where we hold our twice-yearly programs needs updating.  It needs a new stage, lighting, and sound equipment we could also use barres in the dance room.  Consider coming to the mission field with your group to upgrade our dance space and performance area.  As always, we are in need of more financial funding in order to stay in this community. The cost of living here is not that different from a small town in the states.  Below is an amazon list of things we need for class.

 

Prayer:  I always appreciate prayer for opportunities to share the gospel, for patience with the children that are difficult, and for regular help with classes from an assistant dance instructor.  We have outgrown our living space with all the costumes that were donated to us for the Nutcracker. Please pray for a permanent living situation for us with enough space to store all our costumes and other things needed for our ministry.

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Morning by Morning Ministries, La Mision, Baja California, Mexico