For 57+ Years Nonprofit Amigos Internacionales, Inc. Has Offered a Personal Partnership Approach Between Donors, Recipients, and the Underprivileged

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Founded in 1967, Amigos Internacionales, Inc. began with a vision to provide emergency services and disaster relief across the globe. Over the years, their mission has evolved, concentrating on impactful initiatives in Africa through their Missionpoint campaign.

Today, Amigos Internacionales, Inc. is dedicated to building communities by establishing schools, and essential infrastructure like water wells, particularly in regions impacted by the South Sudan refugee crisis. Their commitment extends beyond immediate relief to fostering sustainable development, and community resilience.

Driven by partnerships and volunteerism, they strive to create a lasting difference in the lives of the underprivileged, transforming their futures through faith, education, and practical support.

Testimonials Include:

“From the first days of Amigos Internacional it’s been plain to see them in some incredibly special and miraculous ways. The work they do, rescuing children, the orphanages, the medical assistance. I can’t imagine more worthy causes to donate my time, energy, and resources to.” Robert S.

“Our family has been so blessed to be connected to Amigos. Generations before us have worked to put themselves in the gap to serve and care for others. We love to see the powerful expansion of that service into so many parts of the world.” Lauren B.

“Amigos Internationales is getting it done. Building orphanages, schools and supplying food is noteworthy. Like the rescuing of children caught in destructive lifestyles, educating, and giving them vocational skills resulting in productive individuals. Amigos is giving orphans a hand up.” Matt S.

“Amigos is awesome! I guess because I see a difference every single day in the lives of the kids who now have food, clothes, educational opportunities, animals that they can raise and sell products which brings hope and success not just for the future but for right now every single day. I can’t say enough good things.” Debbie R.

“I support Amigos because I know how it started years ago and I love what it’s doing today! It’s a privilege to know that my gift will help change lives across the world.” Clay B

About Michael E. Ryer

Michael brings over 43 years of experience to his position as President and CEO of Amigos Internacionales. Having served all over the North and East Texas area, Michael began his career as a student in Commerce, as the Music/Youth Minister at Boyd Baptist Church in Bonham, TX.

Michael married Tyler native Dana Buhman Ryer over 40 years ago, and they have 2 children.

Along with being a worship pastor, Michael has experience as a Minister of Youth, Music, Education, and Administration, along with various positions as a combination minister. He taught college at Navarro College for 5 years and was an online instructor for Grand Canyon University, teaching Old Testament, New Testament, and the History of Christianity.

Michael served alongside Dr. John La Noue, founder of Amigos and is considered by many as the leading expert in the field of Faith-based, Nonprofit leaders. Additionally, he’s been on several non-profit boards dealing with teen pregnancy at Ennis Medical Center Hospital and ACROSS (public housing for indigents of the community), having been involved in Disaster Relief for many years.

While at Cornerstone in Corsicana, he organized a ‘Red Cross Relief Warehouse’ for the Katrina and Rita Victims utilizing volunteers from around the area to warehouse and ship donated materials to South Louisiana and South Texas. Additionally, he coordinated the first 24-hour trauma/shelter for hurricane victims locally. Utilizing the nursing staff at Navarro College, medical assistance was offered to the Port Arthur residents who suffered extreme medical needs.

Michael says he is excited to see what Amigos Internacionales will be doing in the coming months and years. He believes that the best is yet to come and it is chronicled in the blog he authors on the Amigos Internacionales’ website,

According to Michael, “Amigos’ desire is to develop communities where people can be safe, healthy and have a chance at a real life again. We want to give victimized children a chance to regain their childhood. In these troubled regions and among its traumatized people, Amigos Internacionales offers a sanctuary of peace and tranquility they may never find elsewhere.”

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Amigos Internacionales
Contact name
Michael E. Ryer
Contact phone
(903) 461-9444
Contact address
100 Kings Plaza, Ste. J PO Box 722
United States

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