Our names are John & Collette Menchaca and we are the founders of Mission: MK 16:15 Evangelism Team. We are located in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and we are Christians who have a great concern and passion for lost souls. We started out in an Outreach/Evangelism ministry called Metro Ministries/Sidewalk Sunday School, going into the inner-cities in a truck which converted into a stage, that we used as a platform to preach and teach the gospel. We taught about 50-70 kids weekly using biblical life stories, plays, object lessons, bible verses and the 10 commandments. We offered God's message of salvation and love that encouraged them to keep in school, stay away from gangs and other destructive criminal behaviors so common in the inner city environment. For the 7 years that we were involved in this ministry we witnessed changes in the lives of kids and saw God work in miraculous ways in families, the most important being their lives changed by us sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with them. It has always been our hope to see Evangelism/Outreach continue outside the walls of the Church by bringing it into the inner cities.
Since then, God has expanded the ministry by using us not only to go into the inner cities but to preach the gospel to everyone. God gave us the passion for lost souls and now has equipped us to be able to teach and train Christians how to share their faith biblically and effectively with anyone of any religion or faith by using the (Way of the Master ) Evangelism training.
John and I consider it an honor and privilege to serve the body of Christ in such a way and we are tremendously blessed by God with this calling. We understand the "Great Commission" is a command and not an option or suggestion. We take the Gospel outside of the 4 walls of the church, where it belongs to reach the lost. We do 1-2-1 witnessing, open-air preaching, and handing out of gospel tracts on college campuses, beaches, the streets, bars/clubs districts, festivals, fairs, parades, huge events (including the Super Bowl, Halloween night, etc). We go to many other places as well so that people can hear the gospel that can save them from sin and hell. As leaders of Mission MK 16:15 Evangelism team our sole purpose is to promote biblical evangelism using principles found in scripture, and equip believers to practically and biblically proclaim the gospel.
It is our desire to see souls saved and transformed through the power of the gospel.
We believe that according to the bible all believers are not called to be Evangelists, but all Christians are called to partake in the work of Evangelism as a witness for Christ. (Ephesians 4:11, Mark 16:15)
We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of the human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God's grace through faith alone are we saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24, Romans 3:23; 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5). We believe it is the mandate of the whole Church to go and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19-20)