Mexico Caravan Ministries

Organization Description: 

HOW does it work?

Most of what we do involves construction. Jobs may include building 12'‚‚´x12' or 12'x16' shelters for those who don't have adequate housing, putting on roofs, building outhouses, digging outhouse holes, etc. We reserve the right to decide where the greatest needs are. The materials will be purchased in Mexico and ready for delivery to the work sites. We will provide tools as well as the expertise to get the job done. Some groups also choose to prepare activities for the children that gather around the work site, such as informal games and crafts. Regardless of what is planned there will usually be plenty of children with whom to play and people with whom to interact at the job site.

WHO can participate?

Anyone is welcome to participate. The ministry focus is high school and college students. Adults are welcome. You need to provide one leader/sponsor for every 8 students (1:6 for those younger than high school). Group size will be limited by available space (we can accommodate up to 100 at a time). We encourage you to use a selection process, especially for week-long caravans. All applicants should be approved by recommendation only, whether by the pastor, youth pastor, youth leadership team, missions committee, elders, deacons, etc. Please be selective. Choose those who are mature, cooperative and teachable. Our target is those who come to be servants and learners, not those who come to be tourists.

555 Saturn Blvd., Ste. B-510
San Diego, CA 92154
Mission Statement: 

Mexico Caravan Ministries is a missions mobilization ministry. Our primary objective is the revelation of God's heart for the world, the presentation of His plan for worldwide missions and the motivation of His people to take part in His global plan. Groups come from all over North America and typically spend a few days to a week learning about world missions and build homes for local families in need.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

We are mainstream evangelical with a strong focus on missions and the authority of Scripture. We work with groups from churches and schools across the evangelical spectrum. MCM was originally part of the Baptist General Conference, but is now an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

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