The History of the MissionThe Yucatan Peninsula Christian Mission was begun in 1971 when churches in the Greater Dayton area set a goal of taking the gospel to the Maya people living in Mexico. That same year, a former student of Colegio Biblico in Eagle Pass, Texas began his graduate studies at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Shortly after, this student, Samuel Gonzalez decided to heed God's call to serve the people of the Yucatan Peninsula in his native country of Mexico. With the financial assistance of churches in the Dayton area, Samuel Gonzalez and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Merida, Yucatan and began this important work on the Yucatan Peninsula in 1973. After many years of serving the Maya people in Merida and the surrounding communities, Samuel and Elizabeth were led to San Luis Potosi in 1990 to teach at the Central Chrisitan Bible College. During his tenure at the college, he established the Lomas Christian Church. Presently, Samuel continues to minister in the churches, splitting his time betwen San Luis Potosi and the Yucatan Peninsula. He is helping to raise a new generation of leaders who will be able to carry on this all important mission. With God's guidance and Samuel's leadership, the work continues to prosper and grow under the dedicated leadership of many trained ministers residing in Mexico.