Short Term Missions
Volunteers and visitors have always played a vital part in His Ministry. Visiting work groups from all over Canada, the United States, and beyond, travel thousands of miles to serve on short-term missions trips (typically 7-10 days, or less – depending on location). Some groups come year after year. For others, it is the first time they come face to face with poverty, orphaned children, mass evangelism, and the power of the Holy Spirit at work.
Individuals or groups who plan to visit any of our Missions for a stay of 10 days or less are welcome! Please complete the following two forms: Visitor Registration Form and Skills & Abilities -Housing Form. Please send to our office (attn: Mission Coordinator) or call to check on availability of dates. Approval is dependent on availability of housing and completion of the registration process. Reservations are required and may be made up to a year in advance.
We typically receive up to 45 visitors per week at the Mission in Vicente Guerrero, Baja (Group size cannot exceed 25 people, and we ask for a ratio of two strong leaders for every ten adults). We also welcome smaller work groups in Tlacolula, Oaxaca (up to 12). Minors at least 16 years of age must be accompanied by a legal guardian (please use Minor consent form). Minors under 16 please refer to the information packet regarding policy. Each person or group is responsible for their own transportation to the Mission. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance. Call early to ensure a spot for your team!! Visitors’ Photo Album.
Work Group Photo Experience
Often our visitors will write to us and send pictures of their experience at our Missions. View these slide shows to get a feeling of the work-group experience. We thank all our visitors for their photo contributions!
This short-term missionary experience is an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in the work that is done by His Ministry, by those who feel a special call to the mission field but have only a limited amount of time to give, and by those who are brand new to the missionary experience.
Our volunteers and visitors might minister to the children in the camps by shampooing and delousing their hair, or feeding them milk and peanut butter. At each Mission visitors are given daily work assignments, depending on the location a few might include: pulling weeds, can tomatoes, scrubbing floors, mending, working in the “nut house” (macadamia nut processing)or digging ditches.
Our Missions rely on short-term missionary visitors who offer skills and abilities not found locally . We are dependent on our volunteers to help with construction, building and facilities refurbishment and maintenance, electrical, plumbing, roofing, carpentry, painting, tile laying, auto repair, agriculture and gardening, macadamia nut production, computer programming and IT support, sewing, kitchen help, pastoral support through preaching, teaching and prayer. Are you a doctor, specialist, dentist, physical therapist, optometrist, nurse – medical volunteers have served in our medical clinic in Baja, or in medical outreaches in the Baja work camps and the mountains of Oaxaca. Or, perhaps you have a special or unique skill that might be needed?
All visitors participate in the daily routine of life at the Mission: breakfast with the children and staff in the kitchen, daily morning devotions and prayer in the ‘sala’, a tour of our facilities, daily work assignments, opportunities to participate in weekly child and adult evangelism, attendance at the Mission church services, and so much more!
For a pictorial overview of what to expect on your trip, click on the images below for PowerPoint presentations