Since the first trip to Boquillas and Las Norias in 1986, Misión De Candelilla has been serving small villages across the border with medical care, spiritual support, and the love of Christ.


Our Mission

Our Mission is to change lives on both sides of the border through short term missions that have a long term impact. We provide medical, humanitarian, physical, and spiritual support to those in rural areas of Mexico. Through the work of God, we see lives changed by those who serve and those that are served. Together, we hope to bring physical and spiritual needs together in a way that brings glory to God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. 

Who We Are

We are a Christian medical mission, in the main, that provides medical care to nine small villages (Ejidos) in the remote northern Mexican desert close to Big Bend National Park - seven are in the Mexican State of Coahuila & two in far eastern Chihuahua. In addition to the medical care to these villages we also provide wellness clinics to small schools, provide school supplies, and offer construction trips for these villages. We strive to continue to find ways to serve in Mexico as well as in our local community. The result is that the lives of those who go to serve are changed along with those we are serving. This is why we firmly believe we change lives on both sides of the border. While we serve physical needs we are mindful of the souls of those we minster towards and our own. We want the Lord’s name to be known and worshipped with each trip!

“What ever you have done to the least of these you have done to me”
— Jesus (Matthew 25:40)

What has been accomplished... 

  • 30+ years of medical trips!
  • We see 1000+ villagers come through our clinic doors for comprehensive patient visits.

  • Chronically ill patients receive sufficient medications to meet their needs year in and year out.

  • Each of these patients receives all of their medications without charge.

  • Each patient receives lab tests, electro cardio-grams and ultrasounds as needed.

  • Expectant moms will walk out of the clinic with an ultrasound image of their baby, along with prenatal vitamins for the remainder of her pregnancy.

  • 300 children in the villages will receive a full years supply of vitamins. 
  • Retail value of all of these goods and services is well over $1,000,000.