Shane and Amanda Burge
The Burge family is serving full time in La Misión, Baja California, Mexico, which is just 1 hour south of San Diego, but in many regards is a completely different world. Their daily focus is on doing the next right thing for the person right in front of them. Because of this approach to life and ministry, each day looks a bit different. Their specific focus is working in the fight against human trafficking at the only shelter in the region for minors who have survived the darkest days of trafficking. Shane also serves as a volunteer fireman in their local community, and Amanda is often found training or teaching others in various capacities. Their doors are always open to locals and travelers alike. They are passionate about supporting local leaders as they minister to their communities in ways only they can. In all, the primary ministry focus for the Burge’s is simply living missionally with the intent of building relationships and sharing Christ with those they have an opportunity to impact through Him; as well as shedding light in the incredibly dark world of human trafficking in the border region between San Diego and Tijuana.
Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Shane and Amanda met in high school and have been married since 2003 and have two sons, Micah and Isaiah (Icey).