Jake and Jeannette have been going to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico since 1992. In the last few years their focus in travelling to Puerto Vallarta has changed from vacation to mission minded. They have been involved in various ways ever since then.
In 2004-2006 Jake and Jeannette started going to the Puerto Vallarta Community Church were Jeannette sang and lead worship. Both Jake and Jeannette went to the dump area schools, the Salvation Army and Maranatha church to do bean and rice distributions.
Christmas 2009 was a significant and very memorable year for them when they got involved with a Christmas distribution to approximately 2,000 poor people in the dump area. They also helped friends who were going regularly to the Casa Hogar Orphanage to spend time with the kids there.
In 2009 Jeannette was asked to get involved with the music and worship ministry at the Worship in Paradise Church and has continued in this ministry for 2 months of the year on a yearly basis since that time. Also in 2010 during their ministry at Paradise Community Centre (formerly Worship in Paradise Church) Jeannette encouraged and helped the church organize their first Women's Ministry "Tapestry" event, which was a great success. Jake has been helping out as an audiotech for the Sunday morning services and has also been a catalyst in getting a group of people together to build houses in the dump area, which are financially supported by New Beginnings Ministries and CompassionNet, a ministry of Paradise Community Centre.
During the week Jake and Jeannette get involved on Mondays and Thursdays with His Will His Way Ministries teaching English at the Casa Hogar Orphanage, and on Saturdays as well they help with a neighborhood outreach at the Agape Home for abused girls. During the rest of the week Jeannette has worship practice on Wednesdays, helps lead or organize worship when needed and keeps up with her other music ministry contacts and venues. Other ministry opportunities have been with the people living near the dump in Puerto Vallarta and lending a helping hand to New Beginnings Ministries.
Jeannette has recently joined Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T.) Intl., a mission organization specializing in sending and equipping artistic Christians for ministry and missions all over the world. Her heart along with Jake's is to serve God in the places that He sends them. Break-Thru Productions is a Ministry Department of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl Visit their website (where you can support Jeannette and other ministries) here.
Throughout the year you will find Jeannette ministering through music, testimony and or speaking at churches, women's and community events in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Jake will often accompany her to these places and will also get involved with setting up her equipment and sound. They also both have a heart for the poor and disenfranchised and are involved locally when they are not in Mexico.