Gary and Tammy Schwer

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Pray with us for Western Mexico


What a great success. 1,500 backpacks were given away in Cibuta, Nogales, San Ignacio, Magdalena De Kino, Benjamin Hill, and San Luis. You made a lot of kids very happy this year, but also many people heard the Gospel presentation and 20 made professions of faith, Glory!!! Everyone was also sent home with a gospel coloring book, John/Roman, and tract in the Backpack. Every adult was given a New testament. On a sad note, we ran out of backpacks in Nogales and had to turn some children away. Next year we are praying for 2,500 Backpacks. Click here to watch video (


We are excited to begin work again in the next week at the orphanage. We have enough to finish the structure and are praying for the funds for the roof. The building is 50x80 and the supplies have gone up during this time as I am sure you are aware of. The roof will be concrete so we can put a second floor on in the future. The cost of the supplies is approximately $16,000.00. We are praising the Lord we have received $5000 so far. Please keep this matter in prayer we would sure appreciate it.


God blessed as 7 people from the mission in San Ignacio went out door to door witnessing to the locals. Every house received a New Testament, the Gospel, and an invite to the operation compassion at the mission. Over 200 showed up in a town of 500. Glory!!! The following week we had several return visitors. We are averaging between 25-30 weekly. God is really blessing here thanks to your help.


Delivered to Mexico and beyond from November 1, 2020- October 31, 2021, is 4,3 million pieces of Scripture. Can you say Glory!!! During these turbulent times we must stay focused on the main thing of getting the Gospel out to as many as possible. We have been promised Scripture from many printing ministries for this year and are looking forward to seeing what God can do thru all of us. Like my friend Keith Davidson says many hands make this happen. Thank you.


It has been pretty calm here the last couple of months and we thank the Lord for that. I want you to know we are praying for you and that your New Year will be prosperous in the Lord’s work. Don’t let the world get you down we have a better home waiting. Thanks again for your encouragement and prayers. May the Lord truly bless you and your family.

Your Missionaries to Western Mexico Gary & Tammy Schwer

For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17)

Who We Are and What We Do

Hands Across The Border is a local church mission's ministry devoted to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to those beyond our Southern border. Our mission is rooted in the distribution of Bibles to Mexico and equipping pastors and local churches with the resources and training they need to reach others. We're also devoted to evangelizing Western Mexico through the establishment of new churches in the area. All of our efforts are to bring every part of the world closer to God so they may know Him and everlasting salvation.

As a non-profit organization, we appreciate your support and contribution to our cause. If you're interested in joining us or making a contribution, call us at (480) 415-1688 or click here for more details.

Operation Compassion


"And of some have compassion makinga difference Jude 22

HATB Mexico missions would like to invite you to partner with us in our annual OERATION COMPASSION BACKPACK OUTREACH. This is an opportunity to make Christmas a little extra special for children who do not have a lot to look forward to during Christmas. More important than the new backpack and toys inside that each child receives, is the eternal gift of Salvation that is offered in the Word of God that is included for the children and their families. For about $10 you can be part in giving joy and Jesus to a child this Christmas . Thank you for your prayers and compassion.


  • Pray for open doors and open hearts
  • Pass on to others how they ca n be a part of Operation Compassion 2022
  • Partner with HATB by sending yur operation compassion 2022 love gift.

  • HATB can purchase all backpacks and contents buy bulk
  • Each back back and contents is approximately $10
  • You can begin sending your love gift anytime our deadline is October 31st
  • You can send you love gift to PO Box or online at our website.

PO BOX 524
Nogales, AZ 85628

  • If your church would like to make Operation Compassion 2022 a church wide project by putting together your own backpacks , please contact Bro Gary Schwer 480-415-1688 or Bro. Shawn Cuthbertson 870-489-6546 for more information.


  • Scripture Distribution

  • Scripture Distribution

  • Scripture Distribution

  • Scripture Distribution

  • Picking up scripture from Brother Ray Crawford

  • Brother Gary Schwer and Brother Ray Crawford



A major part of the mission work we focus on is evangelization through scripture distribution. It's our belief that everyone should have the opportunity to hear the Gospel and read His word for themselves.


Another cornerstone to our work at Hands Across The Border is providing existing churches with the resources they need to teach and train their own congregations. These resources are very valuable to all.


The final focus is to establish local churches in various parts of Mexico, including Sonora, Sinaloa, and the Baja Peninsula. There is no greater cause than having a part in the everlasting salvation of others.

Click here to contact us today!

Hands Across the Border Presentation Video