Mexico Mission

About the Trip

The Mexico Mission trip is a life-changing week of service and fellowship that is like no other experience you’ve ever had.

Imagine camping under the stars, working hard all day in the hot sun, and experiencing the joy, humility, and satisfaction of serving a family in need. Building a house for an impoverished family while building relationships with new and old friends. Getting to know a family from a different culture while getting to know yourself better, too. It is a remarkable experience you won’t soon forget.

Getting there: On the Mexico Mission trip, high school students and adults travel by van to Tijuana, Mexico, to build houses for families living in poverty. By traveling to another country, participants are immersed in an environment that may look like nothing they have ever seen. The unfamiliar environment and hard work encourage trip participants to step out of their comfort zones, both physically and emotionally.

Building community: Throughout the trip, we foster growth within our own group by spending time together at the work site, during meals and around a campfire. We continually provide participants with opportunities to reflect on their experience through journaling, group discussions, and fellowship with each other.

Changing lives: The goal of the Mexico Mission trip is to ease the burden of poverty on families we serve while also instilling in trip participants a sense of perspective, humility, and gratitude about their own lives at home. We lead this life-changing experience  in partnership with AMOR Ministries, a San Diego-based organization devoted entirely to providing homes for families in need.

How it works: Adults serve as directors, cooks, construction leaders, music leader, worship leader, and drivers. They also appoint youth and young adults to leadership roles so they can grow into future leaders in all aspects of their lives. Although adult sponsors are in charge, youth and adults work together as a team to accomplish the mission of the trip.

We have a structured schedule so we can meet our daily construction goals, and we close each evening around the campfire. We use hand tools (no power tools) — no prior experience is necessary. We work in the sun, so extreme care is taken ensure all participants' well-being.

What to bring: Participants bring tools, a good attitude, and a willingness to make a positive difference in this world in the name of Christ. A complete packing list is included in trip materials you will receive once registered.

Even if you cannot accompany us on the Mexico Mission, there are many ways to lend your support.

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2017 Application Information

Applications are submitted via a secure online form. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Kate Landberg at kate.landberg@gmail.com

Deadlines and Trip fee: 

  • March 27, 2017: Early Bird deadline application forms are due with a $150.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.
  • April 17, 2017: Regular deadline application forms are due with a $200.00 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.
    • NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE APRIL 17, 2017 DEADLINE
  • May 21st, 2017: Total trip fee balance is due on the day of the Mandatory Participant & Parent Meeting.
    • Trip fee: $750/Early Bird Deadlines Application or $800/Regular Deadline Application
  • Youth Application: For those younger than 18 on June 17, 2017

    • If you will be under 18 at the time of the trip, please fill out the Youth Application form with your parent/guardian. Your parent/guardian will need to insert their electronic signature into the form. The Mexico Mission trip is open to youth who have graduated from 8th Grade (entering 9th Grade the following fall) and older.

    • Please pay the Non-Refundable Deposit via the button below.

    •  Note: For the Youth Application, there is one form that must be downloaded, completed, and then uploaded into the form: the Amor Participant Form. We recommend using a scanner to upload these forms, however if you don't have a scanner, you can use an app like CamScanner on your phone or tablet to scan your document.

  • Adult Application: For those 18 or older by June 17, 2017

    • If you will be OVER 18 at the time of the trip, please fill out the Adult Application form. 

    • Please pay the Non-Refundable Deposit via the button below.

    • Note: For the Adult Application, there are two forms that must be downloaded, completed, and then uploaded into the form: the Amor Participant Form and the Background Check Release Form. If you are over 25, you will also need to upload your driver's license and insurance  information, per the instructions in the form. We recommend using a scanner to upload these forms, however if you don't have a scanner, you can use an app like CamScanner on your phone or tablet to scan your document.

Paying for your trip

We want you to join us on this mission! We have fundraising materials to help you pay for your trip, and you should contact your pastor to see if church support is possible. Fundraisers and individual requests for donations have been very successful for past participants.

Here is a sample letter that can be sent to friends and family to ask for their support.

This donation brochure also can be used to request donations on your behalf.

Past participants have also used crowdsourcing fundraising tools (such as GoFundMe) with great success in the past. 

If financial aid is needed, please talk to your pastor and one of the trip directors. Also, please ask one of the trip directors about special payment schedules if needed.