Join Us in Mexico
Our trip lead, Aaron, guarantees two things about these Mexico trips if you’re not careful. One is that you will gain weight because of the fabulous food that is provided. Two is you will make friends for life.
Your trip begins with a flight from Toronto Pearson to San Diego, California. From there we as a team will drive down, across the Mexican border to Vicente Guerrero to the base camp run by Youth with a Mission.
The week will consist of a building project (house or school) and outreach opportunities in the local community. A typical day will look like this.
Possibilities for outreach might include: dump ministry (visiting and feeding homeless who live at the dump), visiting migrant camps to do food and clothing giveaways, a small local church service, visit and pick with the migrant workers in the fields, or other community outreach in the area where you are building.
Homes or schools are typically completed on Thursday mornings and a dedication ceremony occurs in the afternoon sometimes followed by a meal.
At the end of the week we will return to San Diego Friday night and have Saturday to enjoy some time alone or with the team before flying home to Toronto on Sunday.
Typically these trips are $1500 canadian (with a tax receipt) pending the cost of flights and the US dollar exchange rate. In addition, we ask the team to help fundraise the costs of the building (school $4600 USD or home $3800 USD).
If you choose to attend, you will be sent a more detailed information package that can answer more questions. We will also schedule team meetings so you can ask any questions as well as meet those you will be working alongside.