Scott + shannon SwartzentrubeR

Local Missionaries & Director

“We either had to listen to God and move to Mexico, or close our Bibles.”

Tony & Orfa Valenzuela

Local Missionaries & Director

“Because Jesus saved me, I want families to hear the Gospel.”

Kevin & Lisa Bollenbacher

Local Missionaries

“No better reason to serve than to love others as we have been loved through Christ.”

Celeste Valenzuela

Local Missionary & Youth in action director

“I serve out of love, gratefulness, and gratitude of what God did and is doing in me. God has blessed me and in gratitude, I return a little of what He has given me.”

Emmanuel Valenzuela

Local Missionary & mejor futuro director

“The joy of sharing the gospel and working hand in hand with my family is a blessing.”

Ryan & Ashley Wisler

Local Missionaries

“God brought us together while serving the community we love.”


Wes & Nelly Baker

El Refugio missionaries

“Our passion is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all who need to hear the good news”

Lee Swartzentruber


“Our First trip to Rocky Point was in May of 2001. Our lives changed when i6eight began. As we became involved, we realized building once a year was no longer enough. It has become more spiritual and life changing, it is no longer just a building project.”

Wayne Martin


I saw God moving and wanted to be a part of it.”

Jody Marble


“I have worked construction since I was 12 years old and served Jesus since I was 19.  From serving as missionaries in New Zealand to birthing our own church in Peoria, it has been a pleasure to serve.”

lynn miller


“I have always loved Jesus,
people, sports and leading. My continued love for serving and giving back to others were all factors when God presented me with this opportunity to serve i6eight. I am excited to see God at work.”

Brad St. Louis


I first became involved with i6eight when a friend invited  me on a build in October of 2015. There was a strong emphasis on God’s word, his power to transform and a life surrendered. I immediately wanted to bring back the rest of the family.”

Mark Yoder


“I was a college
basketball coach for 27 years and now a Registered Nurse running a dialysis clinic. While we do many things to serve the community in Mexico, we never lose sight of why. The focus is put on the Gospel. 

Steve Sutton


“I have a passion for serving and seeing others come to Christ.”


Mike Carson


“As member of the i6eight elder board since 2014, I am passionate about the ministry in Mexico and have a heart for the people on both sides of the border.”

Paul Boyer


I love being a part of an organization that truly lives out the Gospel and provides for spiritual as well as physical needs of those who need it the most.”

David Baker


“Bringing my youth group to Mexico has been one of the best experiences.”

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8