Friday, November 6 - Monday, November 9
Mexico Mission trip - Homebuilding 2009 Where: Puerto Penasco, Mexico (aka Rocky Point) 4 hour drive
What will we accomplish -build a home for a deserving family in 2.5 days -change a family's life, demonstrate God's love and mercy -be part of changing a community helping break the poverty cycle (family's build with us and recipient family builds future homes) -bond together, adventure and have some beach fun!
Who can go? anyone! 7+years old welcome to help build
INVITE friends, family, neighbours, anyone whether they go to any church or not to church at all is welcome to participate!
WE NEED 20 people minimum to build one home in 2.5 days we can use up to 25-30 on one home, can build a 'doublewide' home for larger family
parents who bring younger kids can take turns with kids at a beach condo available to us to play/rest and rotate/allow parents to go to the homebuilding site and participate. (see picture) from the big shaded patio bathrooms, bathtub, kitchen, grass area, pools, kiddie pool, hot tub etc... :)
parents and little kids could do serve/prepare a meal for neighborhood church on saturday we have high speed internet if you need to do some work, check email
Dates: Nov 6-9 if you can have friday and monday off, ideal, if just friday off ok, and you could come just saturday/sunday
(nov 5th thursday those who can come down friday early early drive down, (leave from church at 6AM) start building sat build (sat night beach party) sunday church? finish home, beach party and dinner - some return home monday -recommended drive home day (you could be home by 10:30am if leave early) or stay and play *there is a large American motorcycle rally in Rocky Point this weekend, (Veterans day holiday is WEDNESDAY 11/11/09
*We have a 2nd trip planned for Dec 30-Jan3 (who wants to join them?) **or take/lead your own group anytime sept-may
Cost: $225 per person **you can fundraise for this (we'll train you) & we have scholarships available so everyone can go kids 11 and under are free
($195/ person to OM, plus transportation, (gas, mexico auto insurance) & extra meals)
Lodging/Meals provided by the OneMission base camp - basic bunkhouses, RV sites, tent campig dining hall, showers, pool area for more info see www.onemission.usONLY drink bottled or filtered water
ALL adults NEED PASSPORTS - APPLY ASAP !!! (Jean got his <3 weeks in may with expedited service)
ALL ADULTS traveling by land and sea outside of the United States are required to present a passport to enter or re-enter the United States. Children under age 16 will be able to continue crossing land and sea borders using only a U.S. birth certificate (or other form of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate.). The original birth certificate or a copy may be used.
Transportation we'll carpool, and likely rent one large van for those who don't want to drive -every vehicle needs Mexico auto insurance (~$70/weekend/vehicle)
Preparation/Training - we'll meet 3 times to prepare/ train , with a focus on heart/spiritual preparation Sunday Oct 18th 12:30-2PM, Sunday Oct 25th 12:30-2PM, Sunday Nov 1 12:30-2PM
if you have construction experience, please let me know
Safety -the road quality is good, lots of Americans travel back and forth every day, and many live in Rocky Point, full or part time -we won't spend any time in the border town -the violence being reported in Mexico has been fighting drug cartels and has very little effect on Rocky Point (not a drug route)
Phone access -bring a calling card -cell phone coverage: depends on your carrier, AT&T coverage is very good if you pay the International roaming
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