Oaxaca, México (Summer)
|Date:||May 13-31, 2013|
|Estimated Cost:||$1,500 per person|
|Leaders:||To Be Announced|
|Partner:||Foundation for His Ministry (FFHM)|
Mexico is a country where affluence, extreme poverty, natural beauty and urban congestion all exist. Because Mexico is a major oil producer and exporter, a small percentage of the country is wealthy. However, most Mexicans live in poverty with neglected rural areas and shanty towns surrounding most cities.
At Foundation for His Ministry (FFHM) students spend time visiting with the children at the mission home and helping out with construction projects. This trip is about supporting our partners from “behind the scenes”, so we will spend the majority of our time doing construction, gardening, cleaning, painting, and hanging with the kids. The students will learn about Oaxacan culture and history, and see various Christian ministries in the area. This team will also dig into social justice issues around Education. If you are interested in learning about Mexican culture and history, meeting people that work alongside indigenous people groups, and serving others through construction and behind-the-scenes activities, we encourage you to consider this trip. This is a great first-time Global Partnership trip.
Foundation for His Ministry shares and demonstrates God's love by meeting basic spiritual, physical and educational needs of children in Mexico. They have 3 orphanages throughout Mexico in the Baja, Morelia and Oaxaca. Oaxaca is populated by people from over 155 ethnic groups. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico filled with history, culture, and diversity.
At the mission house there are currently 45 children housed in a dormitory style building. Over the past few years the ministry has expanded to include regular conferences and training seminars for pastors and Christian leaders throughout the state of Oaxaca. They are still working on expanding the ministry center to include a school, conference facilities, medical clinic and the ability to house up to 90 children.