Sonora - San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico SPRING 2022 - All ages

March 26 - April 1, 2022 | Merge

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Trip #25417

Sonora - San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico SPRING 2022 - All ages

Trip #25417

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Merge Committed to best practice standards - SOE Associate Member

Location:

Mexico, Multiple Regions

Dates:

March 26 - April 1, 2022
Lasts Up to 1 week

Activities:

Prayer/Intercession, Service Projects & Helps, Construction, VBS/Bible Clubs,

Cost:

$635
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: Merge
Location: Mexico, Multiple Regions
Dates: March 26 - April 1, 2022
Lasts Up to 1 week
Activities: Prayer/Intercession, Service Projects & Helps, Construction, VBS/Bible Clubs
Cost: $635
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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The Global Church is inviting you to participate in what God is doing in San Luis Rio Colorado. Our Partners for this trip to San Luis Rio Colorado include an immigrant and women's empowerment ministry called Mision de Caridad, and Primera Iglesia Bautista. Ministry will include visiting immigrants and asylum-seekers providing food and emotional support, construction on the Misin de Caridad community center, workshops for single mothers, partnering with Primera Iglesia Bautista in providing a children's program in Colonia Topague, as well as prayer walks around the neighborhood. This trip has been designed by our Global Partners in San Luis Rio Colorado and include elements of learning from the Global Church, and building relationships with believers. The trip will be led, staffed and implemented by Mexican Nationals.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

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Our Partners for this trip to San Luis Rio Colorado include an immigrant and women's empowerment ministry called Misión de Caridad, and Primera Iglesia Bautista. 

San Luis Rio Colorado is a border city of 200,000 hugging the Mexico/United States border, just east of the Colorado River. It is a town full of immgrants and migrant workers to the USA. It is located only 30 minutes south of Yuma, AZ. 

This trip has been designed by our Global Partners in San Luis Rio Colorado and include elements of learning from the Global Church, and building relationships with believers.  The trip will be led, staffed and implemented by Mexican Nationals.

Ministry focus will be:

  • visiting immigrants and asylum-seekers providing food and emotional support
  • construction on the Misión de Caridad community center
  • workshops for single mothers
  • partnering with Primera Iglesia Bautista in providing a children's program in Colonia Topague
  • prayer walks

Any age group is invited to participate on this trip. 

All trips are led, staffed and implemented by Mexican Nationals. Merge is an organization directed by a leadership team made up of non-American Global Church leaders from around the world. Once your team sends in a deposit, the Merge Coach of Northwest Mexico, Francisco Ortega, will contact your team leaders and work with your team, and the local church leaders, to develop an itinerary, ministry focus, and develop learning activities for your team. Local Mexican nationals will be hired as interpreters, guides, ministry coaches, cooks, and construction supervisors (if needed). 


Housing – home stays 

Food – Teams generally will be fed two-American/Canadian-style uncooked meals each day, and one cooked Mexican meal made by local cooks. Purified water is also supplied for teams. 

Ground Transportation – is provided for teams flying to Yuma, AZ and is included in the cost. San Luis Rio Colorado is an easy thirty-minute drive south of Yuma, AZ. Teams can choose to drive their own personal vehicles and purchase Mexican Insurance for travel in Mexico. In this case, a discount will be applied to the trip fee, since ground transportation was included in the budget. 

Learning – Learning activites with local church leaders and Merge staff will be designed into the itinerary

Cultural Activities – Teams will have an opportunity to shop for souvenirs in downtown San Luis Rio Colorado and eat tacos at a local restaurant.

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Merge is an organization directed and led by Global Church leaders, not North Americans. This gives Merge a Global lens in preparing and implementing short-term trips.

All Merge trips are directed, organized, staffed and led by the national church. All Merge custom trips are mutually designed by the national partner in communication with the short-term trip leader. Teams learn FROM the local church leaders and pastors. The local church/ministries are inviting teams from the United States and Canada to participate in what God is already doing in their communities. Teams PARTICIPATE in ongoing ministries within the community of the local church and organization. The goal is to do ministry WITH local partners, not FOR them.

Merge trips to San Luis Rio Colorado are created by Mexican nationals in partnership with the local churches in order to create an opportunity for the team and local congregation/community members to do ministry together, learn from each other, build relationships with each other, and further the ministry of the local churches.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Central America, North America
Country:
Mexico
Other Location Info:
San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
Participant Age:
Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, Senior Adults
Eligible to Go:
Families, Groups [max size 20], Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
Trip costs are all-inclusive and based on a team of ten participants minimum, but do not include travel to Yuma, AZ, from the team's home location.
Training debriefing
Pre-trip training includes a training manual with recommended meeting outlines and an IN PERSON interactive training at your church by Merge trainers for teams of ten or more. In-person training covers three general areas: appropriate motivation and implementation of short-term trips, cultural intelligence training led by national leaders, and ministry preparation coaching. Teams also receive one-hour online virtual introductions with your Global partner called "Merge Connect," which are designed to begin dialogue, learning and relationships in advance of the trip. During the trip our staff will offer to lead your team in morning devotionals and evening debriefings written by Global Church Leaders to give your team a fresh new perspective regarding how God works in the world, your journey in your relationship with Christ, and Global perspectives on social justice issues. Post-trip debriefing includes a post-trip manual with meeting recommendations and outlines, virtual interaction with Merge Coaches from the country/region you will be visiting, plus a Merge Connect with community and church members your team interacted with during your trip.
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Mission Trip Offered By Merge

The GLOBAL CHURCH INVITING North Americans TO PARTICIPATE IN WHAT GOD IS DOING AROUND THE WORLD. Merge is directed by a team of Global Church leaders from five continents. All Merge trips are organized, led, and staffed by the Global Church. This gives Merge a UNIQUE non-North American perspective on short-term trips.

THE GLOBAL CHURCH INVITING – the initiative and leadership are from the Global Church, not the North American church to GO and lead
TO PARTICIPATE IN – the participation is active involvement and learning through what the Global Church is already doing. The focus is on involvement WITH, not doing FOR – active learning involves participation as well as reflection
WHAT GOD IS DOING AROUND THE WORLD – Missio Dei – God is actively involved around the world – North Americans can discover what God is already doing through followers of Christ around the world

OUTCOME – for participants from North America and the Global Church to be strengthened in their relationship with Jesus Christ, increase in passion for inter-cultural relationships, to implement God-inspired behaviors, and initiate new ministries and social change in their church and communities

Primary Values include:

LEARNING – God is doing amazing things through the global church. There is so much to learn about ministry and how God is working around the world. Come and learn!
RELATIONSHIPS – The kingdom of God is built on relationships, which are the key to a successful mission and ministry. Come and connect with followers of Jesus from around the world.
BRING IT HOME WITH YOU – When you return home, we want your vision and passion for your church, your community, and your own life in Christ to expand

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