There are few better ways we can encounter God, build community, and extend compassion simultaneously than by participating in a mission's trip. This year, we're partnering with Amor to build homes for those who have next to nothing, giving families a life-changing gift built with hope for eternity. If you're interested in joining us on our upcoming trip, learn more below.
April 12-17 | Friday-Wednesday
- On Friday, there will be two groups that leave at separate times. One group will leave in the morning to set up camp and the other group will leave after school.
- On Wednesday, the group will begin to head home morning to mid-day.
- There is a separate group leaving on Sunday after church. If you're interested in traveling with this group, email Ken LaMont.
Most of the builds are in the Tijuana area, as is our camp. Here's a map of Amor Hacienda Camp.
We are building simple but effective homes from the ground up. This includes laying a concrete slab, framing the house, roofing, wrapping it with paper and chicken wire, and stuccoing the house. All the work is done by hand without power tools. The concrete is mixed in wheel barrels, the wood is cut by hand saws, and the framing is done by hammer and nails. Though this experience is a lot of hard work, there are plenty of different jobs for people of all ages and skill levels to do.
Teens 16 years old and above can attend without a chaperone. Teens and children 15 years old or younger may attend with a chaperone and a valid passport. If you have construction experience, we'd love to know! Please indicate that on the registration form below. However, no construction experience is needed to attend.
$180 per person
WHAT TO BRING
- American Passport (you cannot enter or exit Mexico without one)
- Tools: work gloves, hammer, and nail pouch. (You can bring other tools such as a tape measure, square, pencils, etc. as well if you prefer but everything else will be provided for you by our church)
- Clothes: For the job site bring long work pants, close toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and a hat with good sun protection. For the camp site bring clothes you don't mind getting dirty, bathing suit & sandals (for the showers), a sweatshirt or jacket, warm socks, and whatever else you'd normally pack if you were going camping.
- Assorted Items: sleeping bag, air mattress or cot, pillow, blanket, camping chair, sunscreen, bug spray, camping shower bag, and toiletries.
For more information, please contact our Student Ministries Director, Shawn Saiger.