Shawn, Carla and Maverick Estes

The Estes family moved from South Central Kentucky to South Texas in December of 2007, to work in Reynosa, Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley.  The whole family has a desire to see people come to know the Lord and grow in their Christian walk.  The pastors and their families in Reynosa have become a big part of their lives. Shawn and Carla seek to encourage and empower them to continue in God’s calling.

“We can’t imagine life without our friends in Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley.  They have been a huge blessing to us!”  ~ The Estes Family


Stephanie Stokes

Stephanie is a volunteer with Project Fortify. After serving in Reynosa for two summers, she moved from the Dallas area in 2012. Her heart is to simply serve people of the Rio Grande Valley and Reynosa. She has had the opportunity to serve as a full-time educator in the Valley since 2013. As a teacher, she desires to use education as a way to build relationships and disciple students. From teaching students in the classroom to joining teams in Mexico, Stephanie desires to serve people around her and help them grow in Christ.


Matthew Sasser

Matthew served with Project Fortify in June of 2015 through our Summer Focus Internship Program.  Matthew fell in love with the ministry here. He returned home to Kentucky to raise support in order to move to the Rio Grande Valley to serve with Project Fortify full-time.  Matthew moved in June of 2017 to serve with Fortify and to attend Language School.  He has a love for kids and a willing heart to serve in whatever capacity needed.



A few of the sweet faces from Pilar de Esperanza. We love these kids and pray they grow strong in the Lord!💕Please join us in praying for them and the staff! Excited to have a group of students from Fair Grove High School, Missouri here to serve with us this week! #projectfortifyreynosa So thankful for each one of these students that came and served with us during their Spring Break! They boldly shared the Love of Christ and wholeheartedly served!  Thanks so much for encouraging us and serving with us!! #projectfortifyreynosa #apsubcm So excited to have Austin Peay State University BCM team here serving with us this week!! #projectfortifyreynosa These kids are always eager to read God’s Word and make crafts. What a blessing!! #projectfortifyreynosa #iglesiabautistahoreb Highlights from this week of ministry! Planning an event for the families of Iluminando. Visiting a family that is in need of a house. Food dispensing with Bruce and Paula’s ministry. Dump ministry with the Carpenter’s Crew. Attended a house dedication where decisions were made for Christ!! #projectfortifyreynosa