Transforming lives through Christ by serving in Mexico

What we DO


Bread of Life – Satisfying spiritual needs as well as physical hunger.

House builds

Introducing families to Jesus by providing homes and demonstrating God’s love by serving together.

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Angie’s House – Providing a safe place to get to know Jesus and enjoy a great cup of coffee.

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Women of Love – Serving and inspiring the women of San Rafael to love their neighbors.

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Love without Borders – Going to the ends of the earth to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Better Future – Mentoring local students by providing  help with school and inviting them to know Jesus. 


Isaiah’s – Gospel-centered job training such as baking and t-shirt printing, that equips the community to reach the lost. 

youth in action

Focusing on the act of service, we disciple local youth as they serve those around them.


Using music to give hope and offer a place of refuge to the next generation.


Living for the Glory of God and the good of others, i6eight is a gospel proclaiming, disciple making, compassion ministry. We exist to invest in the physical, relational, and spiritual lives of the people we serve. Our programs cover a wide range of needs, including education, housing, clothing, health care, nutrition, and community. We accomplish this by training, serving, and discipling together.  The ultimate goal of each program is to see the people we serve fall in love with and worship Jesus Christ. i6eight is led by Tony & Orfa Valenzuela and Scott & Shannon Swartzentruber. i6eight is governed by individuals who meet the qualifications of a Biblical church elder. To contact an elder, email [email protected].

What We Believe

We believe there is only one true living God. He is the Creator and Author of all things, an infinite, all-knowing, all-powerful Spirit, perfect in all His attributes, and one in essence, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:5, 1 Corinthians 8:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Psalms 92, Isaiah 41:4, 1 Timothy 1:17)

We believe Jesus Christ,  the Son of God, came to earth in the form of a man, lived a sinless life, gave Himself as an offering for the sins of man, was crucified on the cross, was physically resurrected, and has ascended to the right hand of God the Father. His life, death, resurrection, and ascension are sufficient atonement for man’s sin. He has secured victory over sin and death, and advocates to God the Father, for all who believe in Him. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 7:26, Hebrews 10:10-12, John 1:12, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:9, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15, 1Cor.15:14,20,  John 14:6, Acts 4:12)

We believe that the Bible in its original 66 books is God’s infallible, inerrant, and sufficient Word. We believe the Scripture is the means the Holy Spirit uses to cause a person to be born again. (Psalms 119:160, 2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 1:23,  2 Peter 1:20-21, John 16:12-16)

We believe all humanity has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. Redemption for man’s fallen nature is provided by God as an entirely free gift of grace through faith in His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe that justification is by faith alone, apart from any works. (Romans 3:28) We believe that Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation. (Ephesians  2:8-9, Romans 3:23, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9-10).

We believe The Church is the bride of Christ for whom He gave His life to purchase all believers. We believe the local church is an assembly of professed believers in Jesus Christ who voluntarily join together in one locality for the purposes of worship, prayer, the study of the Word of God, observance of the ordinances, Christian fellowship, and equipping for and practice of Kingdom service, specifically stewarding our lives to fulfill the Great Commission (Acts 2:42-47, 1 Corinthians 1:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 16:18; 28:19-20).

We believe man was created by God and for God, in order to worship God. Therefore, all followers of Christ are called to look outward as they compassionately serve neighbors, faithfully declare God’s Word, and be faithfully committed to a local church. Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the means the Spirit uses to draw men to repentance and faith therefore missions is not primarily about doing good deeds but preaching the Gospel. (Psalms 96:3, Isaiah 12:4, John 20:21, Romans 15:9, Romans 9:17, Matthew 28:18, Matthew 16:15, Luke 24:45-49)

We believe that every person is created in the image of God and is worthy of compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of i6eight.

We believe that God offers forgiveness and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

We believe that God wonderfully creates each person as male or female according to His design. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of ones biological sex at birth is a rejection of Gods purposes and does not reflect God