Mexico – Agua de Vida Orphanage


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 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 before serving on a longer Global Outreach team. Mexico trips also cost less and have a shorter time commitment.

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


Water of Life sends multiple teams to Mexico each year to serve at Agua De Vida which is located in Ciudad Morelos, 25 minutes south of Yuma, Arizona. Agua de Vida is both a church and a safe, secure, and loving home for children who have come from unfortunate 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 which 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. Teams may also help run various parts of their Sunday church services, including children’s ministry, worship, or preaching. 



DATES: April 12-14

            June 7-9

            September 27-29

            December 6-8

TRIP FOCUS: May consist of evangelism, community outreaches, children’s ministry and/or work projects

TRIP DIFFICULTY: Family friendly

TRIP COST: $120/person (family rates are available)

All trip costs are approximate and subject to change due to variances in airfare, gas prices, the number of team members, etc. The Global Outreach Department works diligently to keep costs as low as possible.


Many Water of Life ministries also partner with Global Outreach to send their own teams to our partners in 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 Pure, Activate, Positively Engaging, Water of Life Christian School and School of Ministry. Connect with each ministry to see when their specific trip dates are.  

These teams fill up quickly, especially around Easter and Christmas. Please prepare to join as early as possible.

If you are interested in going on a team to Mexico, please fill out a Mexico Application or a Mexico Returner Application. If you would like additional information, contact us at or 909.463.0103 x4182.

Thank you for your heart and interest to serve others in Mexico!