Isaiah 55 is a grace-based ministry whose primary focus is evangelizing the deaf, an unreached people group in Mexico. This is done mainly through education. Isaiah 55 builds schools, trains teachers and then provides a quality education for deaf children with the ultimate goal of sharing the gospel with the students and their families. Isaiah 55 also has the privilege of hosting work teams from all over the US and providing them an opportunity to participate in short-term mission projects helping the full-time staff with not only construction projects but also in the various ongoing mercy ministries such as vacation Bible school, ESL classes, sports clinics, medical missions.
Erin Knobloch comes from a big family and a big farm in Iowa. Erin was saved at age 17 and has been following Jesus on a journey ever since. After studying English and Spanish at Eureka College, she moved to Mexico in 2003. She lives in Reynosa, a transient border city of nearly a million people. Erin says, “My job is to coordinate with government, local non-profits, and the Church for the progress of the deaf students and vast community surrounding them.” Her leftover energy is spent singing in the Reynosa Choir, pulling weeds in the yard, and reading. “The Gospel is transforming my life and setting me free. I hope to witness the impact of the Kingdom of God in Reynosa and beyond.” Erin’s home church is the Apostolic Christian Church of Washington, IL.
Carlos was born in Mexico City. His family moved to Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, to start a Christian school, Renuevo. Although he has an MBA in Business Administration, he spent several years working at Renuevo as well as within the University system. One of his great passions is to teach all school subjects with a Christian perspective and also to train teachers to do the same, which is what he does at a school for the Deaf in Reynosa, Mexico. He is also working on developing the curriculum with a Christian worldview.