Humanitarian Mexico 2017 Mission Trip Update
We are going to change things up a bit to accommodate logistical and scheduling realities for this particular time on the calendar.
Previous years we’ve had tremendous success and partnership with Amor Ministries in having built over 30 homes and a community center in the Tecate/Tijuana region of Mexico. We will continue with this partnership as it fits scheduling opportunities.
April 1 – 9th is our next scheduled mission trip to build in Mexico. We will partner with YuGo Ministries and build in the Ensenada Region (about 2 hours South of San Diego). link to YuGo Ministries and the Ensanada Campus
General details include the following:
Fly out of Calgary on April 1st into San Diego arriving about 1:30pm. Stay over night in San Diego.
Sunday morning we’ll leave very early to cross over the Mexican Border and drive about 2 hours to Ensenada or we will be getting up and enjoying Ensanada…. We’ll take some time to visit this ocean front city and late afternoon head over to the YuGo Ministries camp site. We have bunk bed style sleeping, hot showers, flush toilets and lots of room to play soccer, fooseball, and stuff. There are quiet breakout room areas to use. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided at this location.
Monday morning we will head to the job site and build. depending on numbers, we might take on a project of re-roofing the house and painting it or a full build… If building – the concrete pad will already be completed, so we’ll be building walls, roof, installing door and windows, drywall and lots of painting. Only adults will be permitted to use any power tools on site. There should be lots of kids to play with too. At the end of the day it’ll be back to camp to clean up, have dinner and discuss activities for the next day. Repeat this for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday morning, we should be able to go to job site, finish off any minor activities and hand over the keys to the house. Pack up, have lunch and get on our way back over the border and into the San Diego area about lunch time.
Friday and Saturday nights will see us settled at one hotel and have lots of time to enjoy some areas/activities in the San Diego area. This is your time off time.
On Sunday we’ll be back at the airport by 11am as flights start heading out back to Calgary.
Cost is $1250 each plus flights. All of it including flight can be fund raised and tax receipted. Personal incidentals and day off costs are not included in this amount. Please contact Legacy directly about flights.
What is covered? All noted in Canadian Dollars – hotel based on 2/room on April 1, April 7 & 8th, Dinner in Mexico April 2, B, L, D on April 3-6th, B on April 7th; our vehicle transport from and to San Diego April 1 – 9th; building materials for house will require extra fund raising if building a full house (again this depends on number of participants).
Each participant must provided a completed mission registration, copy of passport/driver’s license/medical insurance showing coverage outside of Canada, AB health care card and deposit of $1000 by February 5th. Your passport must show at least 6 months post reentry to Canada prior to expiry or Customs will refuse travel.
Our request is that you book your own flight so you can take advantage of your own ways of collecting points, forward a copy of your itinerary and payment to Legacy Place Society. You will be reimbursed for the cost of flight once you have minimally that amount submitted towards your trip. Highly recommend booking sooner vrs later as flight costs will go up.
You must have your flight arriving into San Diego no later than 2pm on April 1 and leave no later than 1pm on April 9 as we are traveling with pre arranged vehicles. If you are booking your flight completely with points, then deduct that off the cost of your trip. Best is to give Diana a call at 403-201-9945 or Sherrie Brunelle first to ensure full understanding of these procedures and cost saving opportunities. You will be responsible for your own cancellation insurance and baggage transport cost. Linen service such as pillow, sheet and blanket can done on YuGo Ministries for $20US/person for the time there.
You will be provided a packing list, agenda and more instruction upon your booking.
We will accept kids aged 9 and up as long as they travel with at least one parent. A letter of authorization must be produced indicating permission to travel and another letter indicating we have guardianship to get the kid back over the border should you become ill.
For logistical purposes, last day to register is February 15th. Should you cancel, we will retain a $50 US deposit that is non refundable to YuGo Ministries.
All monies collected via fund raising, must be submitted including name and full address of donors so that Legacy Place Society can issue official tax receipts.
Information regarding safety, code of conduct, etc will be covered at time of registration and with further instruction once all together on the Saturday evening.
If you are interested, please contact Diana or Sherrie at Legacy Place Society 403-201-9945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why go? This trip provides a fantastic opportunity for family time together with a collective purpose to strengthen your own family and the family you build for. We have families that continue to go this trip year after year simply because of the positive benefits that come out during this time together.