Mexico (Weekend Teams)

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Weekend Mexico Teams are open to anyone and everyone at Water of Life!

WHY MEXICO?

Mexico teams are a fun and safe way for you, your family and/or your friends to serve and grow together. Mexico teams provide an opportunity to teach children about serving others, being selfless and help them to develop a heart for outreach at a young age. 

Serving in Mexico is an excellent first step if you have never been out of the country for reasons other than vacation or business.  It can help make taking the step to serving on an overseas team a little easier and open your heart and eyes to how others live.  It is helpful to experience a different culture, gain new experiences and live in conditions unlike your own home before serving on a longer Global Outreach team.  Mexico trips also cost less and are a shorter time commitment which makes going on a Mexico team a great first step towards serving overseas.

 

MINISTRY PARTNER INFORMATION:

Water of Life partners with 2 orphanages in Mexico where we send short weekend teams.  Each year we send 20-30 teams to serve alongside the ministry already happening in Mexico. 

Our first partner is Agua de Vida (ADV) located in Ciudad Morelos, 25 minutes south of Yuma, Arizona.  ADV is both a church and a safe, secure and loving home for 20+ children who have sought refuge due to less fortunate circumstances. Mario and Veronica Santos are the host parents at the orphanage and their mission is to provide an atmosphere that builds a child’s faith in God and grows them in Godly character. Water of Life teams serve the orphanage by performing children’s activities and ministries that include Bible stories, dramas and games.  Teams may also help with ongoing construction or work projects to support on-site staff.  Mario and Veronica have a heart for the surrounding community so our teams often assist with neighborhood relief projects, evangelism and community outreaches.  The Santos’ also run a church and our teams sometimes stay to help run various parts of their church services assisting with children’s ministry, worship or preaching. 

Our second and newest partner, Door of Faith Orphanage (DOFO), is located in La Mision (halfway between Rosarito and Ensenada) and is just 1 hour south of the San Diego/Tijuana border. DOFO has served orphan children and the surrounding community for over 50 years! They provide a loving home to over 100 children and are one of the largest orphanages in Baja California. In addition to caring for children, they facilitate building houses for families in need, serve other orphanages and partner with other local ministries to do evangelism and community outreach. Teams who visit DOFO may participate in a number of activities including those listed above and also children’s ministry, helping cook meals and small work projects on-site.  Our teams often travel outside of the orphanage to partner with other nearby ministries as needs arise.

 

Mexico weekend teams can fill up quickly, especially our Christmas teams! Please plan to apply at least 3-4 months before trip dates. 

 

ADV WEEKEND TEAMS INFORMATION:

  • TEAM DATES: June 19-21, 2020; October 3-5, 2020; December 11-13, 2020
    • Dates may be added in the future – check back again!
  • TEAM COST RANGE: $120/person (family rates available)
  • TEAM DIFFICULTY: Family Friendly
  • TEAM FOCUS: May consist of evangelism, community outreaches, children’s ministry and/or work projects

 

DOFO THANKSGIVING TEAM INFORMATION:

  • TEAM DATES: November 20-24, 2020 (Fri-Tues)
  • TEAM COST RANGE: $180/person (family rates available)
  • TEAM DIFFICULTY: Family Friendly
  • TEAM FOCUS: May consist of evangelism, community outreaches, children’s ministry and/or work projects

 

DOFO CHRISTMAS TEAM INFORMATION:

  • TEAM DATES: December 18-21, 2020 (Fri-Mon)
  • TEAM COST RANGE: $140/person (family rates available)
  • TEAM DIFFICULTY: Family Friendly
  • TEAM FOCUS: May consist of community outreaches, work projects, children’s ministry and giving away gifts

 

Dates may be added in the future – check back again!

 

INDIVIDUAL MINISTRY TRIPS

Many ministries at Water of Life also partner with Global Outreach to send a team from their ministry to Mexico. Each ministry group works with the Global Outreach Department to coordinate their trip and plan what type of ministry their team will do. A few of the ministries that serve regularly in Mexico are Singles, Young Adults, Activate Student Ministries, Positively Engaging, Agua de Vida (our Hispanic congregation) and the School of Ministry. Connect with each ministry to see when their specific trip dates are.

WHAT NOW?

Not sure what to do next? We have some recommended next steps to help you on your journey. Click here to learn how to apply for this team!

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at GlobalOutreach@wateroflifecc.org or by calling us at 909.463.0103 x4182.

Thank you for your interest in serving in Mexico!!

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