We are Donald and Susan Holmes, missionaries in Ensenada, Mexico. With God’s help, we are planting independent, fundamental Baptist churches in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. We also travel every Tuesday, during the school year, to train nationals in a Bible institute in Tijuana, Mexico.
Spanish is the official language, and Mexico is the world's most-populous Spanish-speaking country. Baja, California is the world's fourth-longest peninsula, but its land mass wasn't always scissored from the rest of Mexico. Like most of coastal California to the north, Baja, California is part of the North Pacific Plate, which the rest of the North American continent belongs to. Baja, California extends 806 miles from the U.S.-Mexican border to the southernmost tip. Its widest point is 120 miles. About 3/4 of the land is desert, receiving less than 10 inches of rain per year. Ensenada sees far more visitors than any other non-border town on the peninsula (about 4 million per year, mostly Americans). The city of Ensenada has a population varying from 250,000 to 350,000.