For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat. – Isaiah 25:4
Mexico Mission 2018
Wednesday, April 4 – Sunday, April 8
For almost 3 decades we have been sending teams of youth and adults to the quiet colonias tucked away in the rugged hills overlooking the Playas de Tijuana to build homes, hope and relationships with the working poor families and the marginalized in these local neighborhoods.
What began as a mission exploration has grown into a tradition of service and cross cultural bridge building with our brothers and sisters in these impoverished border towns. Community Centers and Churches are host to our growing mission teams providing warm hospitality and assistance with materials and local customs.
Over the years we have become partners with local pastors, mission workers and business owners who continue to lend support to our community service work and home building projects.
Each year we prepare building teams who will construct modest 12×20 dwellings for families who have no shelter of their own or who have multiple families living under one roof. These “casitas” (little homes) are rustic by our standards but are blessings from God to the recipient families. Waiting lists of families desperately needing shelter and a place to call home can grow long which is why every helping hand is a gift from God.
No construction or carpenter experience is necessary to be a vital part of this building ministry. We provide skilled leaders and knowledgeable guides to help you become a valuable member of the team.
If God has been calling you to explore how you might be able to help others in need, this can be a perfect beginning.
We encourage high school and college students and adults from our church and community to attend. We also welcome your friends and family members. All potential team members must apply to be part of the mission team. All applications will be reviewed and accepted based on a balanced youth to adult ratio.
Now is the time to put your faith into action. God is asking us to express our faith and have it make a difference to someone else. Join us in the rugged colonias overlooking the Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. Together we will build homes for the less fortunate and discover ways we can serve one another humbly in love.
PASSPORTS/PASSPORT CARDS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL TRAVEL IN MEXICO. If you do not have a current, valid, US Passport Book or Passport Card and are planning to join our mission team in Mexico or other places abroad, we would encourage you to obtain your passport as soon as possible. Please refer to www.travel.state.gov for more information.
A word about safety: In the recent past there had been a number of reports of violence in the border areas of Mexico. Please know that our mission team has been monitoring the travel advisories and engaging in close communication with our brothers and sisters who live across the border to assess the actual danger level. The colonias we serve near the playas of Tijuana have had no increase in violence and are well protected and very tranquil at this time. Our mission team will keep a vigilant eye on the tumult in the region and act accordingly. We would never put our students or leaders in harm’s way if it was determined to be unsafe to proceed with the trip.
Back Home Support:
To learn more about how you can support our Mission team from home, click here.
To be a prayer partner for this trip, click here.
To pay for the trip online, click here. [Choose the option for Mexico Mission]