Fuente de Vida church (which can mean either Source of Life or Fountain of Life) meets together in the events hall of the Baptist Convention Seminary near the centre of town on Sunday mornings. We currently gather anywhere from 50 to 80 or 90 people to our main meeting. Although we are still a relatively small group, we have a great mix of people.
Many have some connection with the streets; either by having lived on the streets themselves in the past, or a relative of someone who has been (or still is) on the streets, whilst others are from ordinary working families: professionals, students, housewives, etc. The great thing is to see such a wide variety of people who consider each other as friends, united by what Christ has done for us.
Our aim is to build a church founded on God’s grace, made up of people from all kinds of backgrounds, with a heart to reach out to people in need.
As a church we are part of the Newfrontiers family of churches and we look to ChristCentral Mexico for oversight, accountability and advice.
Fuente de Vida church was planted originally out of a street kids ministry called Operation Restoration which is belongs to Youth With A Mission. Some of the members of Fuente de Vida worked as part of the Operation Restoration team in going out to the streets in search of teenagers living rough or in the homes run by the ministry: El Alfarero (for girls) and El Camino (for boys).
Through the work with the street teenagers we felt that God was calling us to start a church that would be accessible to people who live on the streets or who are struggling with addictions and to their families. Now, some of those originally helped by the street kids ministry are involved in leading and serving in the church.