Mexico Mission

Mexico Mission

Watch the video!

Click HERE to see the highlight video of the 2018 Mexico Mission.

About the Mexico Mission

The Mexico Mission trip is every year in January, with the sign-up deadline in the Fall. Each year we take 50 people to work on construction projects and provide ministries to local children in the Ensenada area. Working with YUGO (Youth Unlimited Gospel Outreach), we construct finished houses in only three days.
The Mexico Mission offers the choice of either home construction or providing ministries to the local children through a VBS program. Any high school youth or adult can participate in either the housebuilding or children’s ministry. Families who wish to attend with children 8th grade or under are welcome, but children are under a parent’s supervision at all times.

2019 Mexico Mission Dates

There is a mandatory orientation meeting on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Mission Viejo Campus Sanctuary.  December 9 is the deadline for sign-up and payment.

The Mexico Mission will be from January 17-21, 2019.

Registration Payment Forms

You may sign up and pay online with the Registration and Payment form HERE.

If you only need to complete payment, you may do so HERE.

You may also use the “Mexico 2019” brochure (available at either campus) for registration and/or payment.

Questions and Answers

What ministries are offered? The Mexico Mission offers the choice of either home construction or a VBS program providing ministries to the local children.

Who can attend? Any high school youth or adult can participate in either the house building or children’s ministry. Families who wish to attend with children 8th grade or under are welcome, but children are under a parent’s supervision at all times. There is no childcare or specific program for families attending the mission trip.

When do we leave and return? There are two options this year. 1) You can depart with the team Thursday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m. (suggested for construction teams) or 2) You depart with the team leaving on Friday, January 18 at 7:00 a.m. (VBS teams). Both teams return Monday, January 21 around 1:00 p.m.

What will it cost? The registration fee includes food, auto insurance and gasoline expenses for our drivers. We suggest you bring personal spending money for any shopping and for one of several taco runs that are quite likely to occur!

Where do we stay? We stay at YUGO’s inviting Ensenada Outreach Center (EOC). Be prepared for a clean and fun separate bunk bed set-up for men and women, shared modern restrooms with hot showers, delicious food prepared by YUGO staff, and plenty of room to relax and share in the presence of others while on the trip. Family accomodations also are available on a limited basis.

What will we do besides work? The days are filled with service and lots of fun! During the evening, there will be fun, food, fellowship, spirited worship and a small group recap of each day.

What about fundraising? We have created a gofundme.com account you can share if any friends or family want to donate: www.gofundme.com/sothumc-mexico2019.

Important Information

When: January 17-21, 2019

Where: Meet at the Mission Viejo campus at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 17. A second departure from the Mission Viejo campus is planned for Friday, January 18 at 7:00 a.m. for the VBS team as well as those who are unable to depart on Thursday.

What To Bring: PASSPORT – A MUST HAVE – Sleeping Bag – Pillow – Towel – Toiletries – $$ – Tools (as needed including work gloves) – Bible – Hat – Warm Clothes – T-shirts (not tank tops) – Modest Shorts – Sunscreen – Wet Weather Gear (in case of rain). Trust us; you won’t need much.

Return: Monday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. +/-

Cost: $250 per adult, $200 per child (3-12 years). Scholarships available; please connect with Pastor Jon Waterson.