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Experience Mexico and recharge your walk with God!  Join us in ministering to the people of Rio Chico and the Pima Indian Village of Babicora. We will be doing day camps, construction work, providing medical care, distributing food and clothes, and preaching through Messages from the Mount. There will be sightseeing along the way, and stopping at places such as the Carlsbad Caverns. Tarahumara Ministries, a mission who has been leading trips for over 20 years, will be leading our team. We will celebrate Easter Sunday with the people in Mexico. You can expect hard work, challenges, stretching your comfort zone, opportunities to meet new people, hiking, lots of good Mexican food, bumpy roads with lots of twists and turns, learning more Spanish, a lot of children, challenging Bible teaching, and God to work in your heart. Sign up now. The trip is filling fast!

 

Where will we go?
First to a mission outpost called Rio Chico, and then on to the Pima Indian Village of Babicora. See the flyer for the full itinerary.

What will we do?

We are going to evangelize the whole village through “Message from the Mounts”, preaching while training horses to illustrate the principles of scripture.

We are also going to put on day camps for the Pima kids, do some construction work on a church, provide medical care, and distribute food and clothes.

When is the trip? April 9–24, 2017

What mission are we with? Tarahumara Ministries have been taking these trips for over 20 years, ministering to the native Indians high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.

How much money do I need? You will need $895 plus $25 in cash to buy a visa once in Mexico. This is the only expense not included in the $895. Spending money for snacks and souvenirs is also extra.

Passports or travel cards are required!

Goals for the afternoon camps:

  1. Evangelize
  2. Teach the kids Bible stories, and truths.
  3. Play camp type games.
  4. Teach the kids some English.
  5. Learn some Spanish from them.
  6. Do some crafts with the kids.

We will be doing various construction projects.

  • Previous teams have constructed a greenhouse at Rio Chico
    and a water storage tank to help with watering the crops.
  • In the village of Babicora, we added a concrete floor to a church building.
    All the mixing was done by hand and on the ground, and was wheel-barrowed into place and hand finished.

What is Babicora like?

  • No electricity, toilets, showers, running water, or television.
  • There are about 400 people in the village – many of them are small children.
  • There are only a few Christians in the village, but the people are very friendly, especially the kids.
  • We may stay in tents, on the open ground, or on the concrete church floor.

What do I need to bring?

  • Passport, Bible, sleeping bag, for starters.

What should I expect?
Great fellowship, a time of focusing on spiritual things, spiritual encouragement, opportunities to serve others, hard work and various construction projects, building relationships with Mexican kids, to see some awesome sights at our National Parks and in the mountains of Mexico, some hiking and physical activity, lots of Bible discussion and focus, unexpected things to happen.

What National Parks will we visit?

  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Guadalupe Mountains
  • Maybe more depending on time.

Who is invited?

  • Apprentices
  • Apprentice Alumni
  • Friends of Miracle Mountain

Note: participants must be 15 years or older. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by an adult.

What MMR staff are going?

  • Mark and Jen Brenner
  • Mark Carpenter

Can we meet in El Paso, rather than driving from MMR?
Sure, we just need to make the necessary meeting arrangements

 


What is a possible itinerary?
Of course this may change. This is roughly what we did last year.Click here to see detailed schedule


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