The Ávila family, Dr. Álvaro and Soledad Martinez (a nurse) have been missionaries with Mexican Medical Ministries for over 20 years. We serve in the many communities near Cabo and various locations throughout Mexico, carrying the message of love and salvation of Christ.
Under the Mexican Civil Association of Agua Viva Ministries (Living Water) and Mexican Medical Ministries we are dedicated to working at the clinic (mission site) with consultations for the community and needy families. We also participate in medical and evangelistic outreaches together with different churches and pastors around Cabo San Lucas. In these outreaches we are able to share the love that the Lord gives us, through medical consultations, providing medication, taking vital signs, healings and prayer. We also provide a program for the children through “Health Fairs”, teaching them the importance of caring for both their physical and spiritual needs. They learn how to have good personal hygiene habits and they learn the word of God through bible stories and activities. We give each child a gift bag with hygiene items, information on how to prevent the spread of illness and a verse to remind them of what they learned.
Our son Omar, is 26 years old and is a psychologist working at an elementary school. He also helps at the clinic by providing counseling and psychological therapy to people from the church and from the community who are in need of these services. Together with his wife Evelia they help at the outreaches, working with the children at the “health fair”.
Our daughter Dubiel is 24 years old and is a physical therapist working at an orthopedic center. In her free time she helps in the ministry by providing physical therapy to people in the community and to children with disabilities. She also helps us at the outreaches in many different ways.
Our youngest Daughter, Diana Laura is 19 years old and is currently studying languages at a local college. She serves with us at the senior’s Day Center, helps at the medical outreaches and health fairs and translates for the teams when needed.
In addition, we help many of the local ministries in our community including:
- A Senior’s Day Center for older adults. This is a very special ministry for us as we care for many grandparents with problems related to diabetes or hypertension. We enjoy being a part of their lives, demonstrating love and patience to them and sharing the love of God.
- Senda Vida (Path of Life): Led by Dr. Alvaro and his wife, this rehabilitation center is for people with alcohol or drug problems. We provide support and services for them to give up their addictions and help restore their lives, using the Word of God as our foundation.
Besides working in Cabo San Lucas we are also able to serve in other communities within a few hours of us, such as La Paz, San José, Todos Santos and Constitución. We also enjoy returning to the state of Chiapas, Mexico, to serve the indigenous people groups there, where we began our lives as missionaries.
We appreciated the support of the churches after Hurricane Odile. The prayers and donations of funds and supplies helped many families that were impacted by this storm.