New Beginnings Church of the Big Bend / Mexico Missions Presents a Benefit for ‘Boquillas and Beyond’

'Boquillas & Beyond' hosted by New Beginnings Church Big Bend
‘Boquillas & Beyond’ hosted by New Beginnings Church of the Big Bend / Mexico Missions

New Beginnings Church of the Big Bend / Mexico Missions will be holding a fundraiser to raise funds for on-going mission projects in the villages of Boquillas, Los Nurious, Jaboncillos and La Union in Mexico. These villages are located in the Mexican state of Coahuila, across the Rio Grande River from Big Bend National Park.

Money raised from this raffle fundraiser will help continue the mission work that the New Beginnings Church of the Big Bend / Mexico Missions has been conducting in these villages over the last few years. Specifically, Rusty and Connie Nelson have travelled to these villages more than 30 times in the last three years to help bring supplies to the villagers, and help with major construction projects. These additional funds will ensure their work continues, and will assist in funding a transportation project, fund school supplies for the village schools, fund the expansion of on-going solar power projects in each of the villages, and will help provide computers to the villages as well.

The first raffle is for a Winchester Model 70 30/06 rifle. This rifle is very clean, and has never been used. It has a Redfield scope. Only 300 tickets will be sold for the rifle, at $10.00 each.

Other $5.00 raffle items include an air compressor, a power washer, an Old Timer knife, gift certificates from area businesses, a two-night stay at Hotel Paisano, coffee from Big Bend Coffee Roasters, and many other items.

Raffle tickets are currently available for purchase at the following locations in Marfa:
1. Riata Inn in Marfa, 1500 E. Highway 90. 432-729-3800.
2. Marfa Hardware, 313 E. San Antonio St. 432-729-3161.
3. New Beginnings Church Lighthouse Bookstore, 108 S. Hoover. (On the corner of W. San Antonio and Hoover.)
4. Marfa Visitor Center / USO Building: 302 S. Highland Ave. 432-729-4772.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.00 and $10.00 the evening of Sunday, September 3rd at the Planet Marfa, located at 200 Abbot Street in Marfa, TX. Raffle tickets will begin being sold at 6:00 pm, and raffle drawings will occur every half hour after 8:00 pm. All raffles will be drawn at Planet Marfa Sunday evening.

DJ Rodriquez will begin playing at 8:00 pm, so drop by Planet Marfa during all the Marfa Lights Festival festivities!

If you wish to make a check payable to: New Beginnings Church, Mexico Missions, P.O. Box 253 Marfa, TX 79843.

For more information, please contact Rusty Nelson at 254-396-0802 or Connie Nelson at 817-692-2964.

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