Christian Surfers Mexico

A Christian presence in the surfing community

Allbutt family

Reaching the worlds surfing community in Puerto Escondido Mexico with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mike & Vanessa Allbutt

  1. Priscila 2005-April
  2. Joel 2006-September
  3. Olivia 2008-October
  4. Ruben 2010-October

Mike & Vanessa both grew up in missionary families. While Mike’s parents were Australia- based, Vanessa’s parents worked in Spain for fourteen years. Both Mike and Vanessa have had missions on their hearts for several years.

Mike completed his carpentry apprenteship after highschool, then worked as a highschool chaplain with Scripture Union for three years prior to attending Bible College. During those years, he undertook two trips to Mexico to do short-term mission trips.

After highschool, Vanessa completed her Occupational Therapy training and worked for two years before Priscila’s arrival.

Mike and Vanessa attended the 2004 International Christian Surfers conference in France, and extended their travel to include Mexico. Their call to work with Christian Surfers was confirmed during this trip. Since then, they were working towards the goal of moving to Mexico as full-time missionaries and have now arrived in Puerto Escondido Mexico.

Team up in prayer with us.

Our greatest need is for people who will commit to faithfully pray for us, the people and our work. Colossians 4:3 “And pray for us too, that God may open a door for our message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…” to the surfers!

Team up with us financially.

We are trusting God to provide all our financial needs through His people; We need a team of financial partners to make our relocation and ongoing work in Mexico amongst the surfers a reality.

Be encouraging to us.

We would love to hear what is going on in your part of the world. You could keep in contact by phone, letters or email. You could also be an advocate for our surfing focused ministry in your church or home group, or even organise a short term trip to visit us (once we are there).

If you want to become a partner with us, then please get in contact with Pioneers in Australia.

Partner in Prayer

  • protection from harm and evil, and for good health
  • safety in travel to and from and within Mexico
  • speed and accuracy in language acquisition and cultural learning
  • the development of meaningful and long lasting relationships with local surfers and their families
  • open minds and receptive hearts to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • acceptance and blessing from the local Christian churches for this outreach to the surfing community
  • the establishment of a CS Mexico ministry made up of nationals

Immediate concerns

  • Perseverence
  • Visas for being in Mexico
  • Strategic insight
  • Good relationship building

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