Rancho Dos Countries

Founded in 2001 by Fernando & Debra Martinez

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Urgent Need for Francisco

Posted by Mark Wikoff on February 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (5)

Prosthetic Limb needed!

URGENT NEED: Ranch Water Pump

Posted by Mark Wikoff on March 27, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (9)

   For those of you that don't know mine and Fernando's testimony, 17 years ago we purchased the property known as Rancho Dos Countries. There was no water there, and there had been three attempts to dig wells. However God told us He was going to give us water, so we hired the company and began to dig. To everyone who is surprised, we hit water. Since then we have been supplying the ranch, two soup kitchens, two schools, two churches, and all of our neighbors with water. A week ...ago, our well went out and now we are in the need of a new pump. We have checked the price of the new pump, which is large because of the demand for the water. We need a 3 horse power, submergible pump, which will cost the ministry $2,137.00. If you would like to be a part of helping with this new pump, please visit our website where you can send funds per PayPal or you can send checks to our Del Rio address payable to Rancho Dos Countries. Please pray about this because it is such a heavy burden for the ministry right now. Give as the Lord leads you.

A GoFundMe site has been set up to accept donations and track progress.


Or you can give thru Paypal.

Thanks and God Bless!

-Fernando and Debra

RDC Ministry Alert!

Posted by Mark Wikoff on October 5, 2014 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A Rancho Dos Countries Ministries Alert!

Hello to all our supporters on another beautiful fall day! It’s that time of year where all the leaves are starting to change colors and tumble. Most importantly it’s that time of year where the temperature is starting to drop. Brrr.

With both of our schools up and running we have been crazy, packed busy. In our K3 and K4 School in Zaragoza we are in desperate need of a stove. As of now our cook is handling all of our meals on a hot plate and griddle. While this is doable I am sure my fellow mommy cookers can attest it is not the best way to cook. Also at this school we are needing a mini-split. If anyone has any of these two items we could sure use them. However we have priced them both at $1400, to buy here.

We have an update on the power in the school in Nava, we meet with city officials Thursday as to why we still don't have any power. They are going to look into what is going on and we have another meeting with them on Wednesday to discuss what they find. This is a great sign, to be able to meet with city officials twice back to back! Praise God for open doors!!

We will keep everyone updated on the outcomes of both schools. If you would like to help in anyway please contact us thru the Ranch website at www.ranchodoscountries.com or check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ranchodoscountries.

As always you can give thru our PayPal website or send a check by mail to our home address: 217 Chapman Rd, Del Rio, TX 8840.

Thank you to our supporters and our partners. Have a Blessed Saturday everyone.



RDC Christmas Toy Drive

Posted by Mark Wikoff on November 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Every year during the Christmas Holidays, Rancho Dos Countries collects thousands of toys and distributes them to the children that they serve in Mexico. This will be the only Christmas gift many of these children will receive. Please join us in bringing hope and joy to thousands of children in need.

If you would like to help us with this ministry, these are the types of things we need:


1. Small Barbie Dolls (Barbie like dolls - Under $1) (No stuffed animals!)


2. Small Cars / Trucks (Hot Wheels, etc - Under $1)


3. Plastic Toys (pre-packaged - Under $1)


4. Play Balls (Under $1)


5. Soccer Balls (size 1-4)


6. Rice and Beans (1-2lb bags)


7. Plastic jewelry / beads


You can make monetary donations at: http:/http://www.ranchodoscountries.com/donations.htm


Just let us know what you would like to purchase if you have a preference.


Fernando Martinez will be dressed-up as Santa Claus and traveling to the various Colonias that Rancho Dos Countries supports; where from the back of his truck he will be handing the collected toys to the kids. It has become a tradition for the RDC Mission Team and it is truly a blessing to be a part of this event.


If you have toys you would like to donate or your church would like to volunteer please:


Email Debra at: [email protected]




You can send the toys directly to Debra and Fernando's Texas Address:


Debra Martinez


217 Chapman Road


Del Rio, Tx. 78840

Zaragoza Dream Center

Posted by Mark Wikoff on March 28, 2013 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)


The new Zaragoza Dream Center is coming along nicely but we need some financial assistance in getting the first phase of the building across the border. The building has been donated and we a have team ready to come down and build it. We just need to get the building moved from storage in Del Rio, TX to the Dream Center site in Zaragoza. It is going to cost $1500 for the truck, the driver and to pay the Mexico border taxes in order to get the building across. If you feel so led to help with this urgent need, please email us or give us a call. For those that are unable to help financially, you can help us through the power of prayer. God Will Provide!

Latest RDC News Letter

Posted by Mark Wikoff on March 3, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The latest news letter is posted at our other website: www.dumpkids.org

News Letter: http://www.dumpkids.org/Media/News.aspx

RDC April 2012 News Letter

Posted by Mark Wikoff on May 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

RDC December 2011 News Letter

Posted by Mark Wikoff on January 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (1)

December Newsletter

RDC November 2011 News Letter

Posted by Mark Wikoff on November 28, 2011 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

RDC October 2011 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Wikoff on November 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (1)