Youth Mission Trip – 2015

Mission

“Come, you who are blessed by the Holy One, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you visited me.” “When did we do these things for you?” “Truly, I tell you as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matt 25:31-41)

There is no other place in this community that our children are graced with the opportunity to live into the gospel, to be forever changed in a way that words cannot express but the soul can receive. Now is the time more than ever to recommit; to ensure that future generations of Incarnation teens will continue to be blessed with this experience.

Mexico Mission Trip June 27 – July 4

Since 1980, Amor has been perfecting the house building process in Mexico, making this the safest, most efficient, affordable trip possible. We’ve worked with over 330,000 volunteers to build over 17,300 homes. Amor typically builds an 11’x22’, two-room home with a concrete floor, stucco-finished exterior, weather sealed roof, two windows, and a door. An Amor house is a simple design, built according to the standards of the community so that a group without skilled labor or power tools can still complete the project.

Why go on a mission trip? You could just send money. Going on a mission trip and working in the community helps humanize who you are serving. It’s a chance to see the people we are serving are just like us, it opens our hearts to people we haven’t known before. It helps us connect with life outside our circles and to stay in touch with what is the priority in life. It helps us look at where do we spend our time and money? Is it in line with our ministry? How do we see God in others as well as ourselves and how can we affect change.

lopez family

The Lopez Lopez family is eagerly awaiting our arrival. They live in a community called “Chihuahua,” in Rosarito. The family used to live in Puebla. They have finished paying for their land; the family together makes about $177 a week. Jose Lopes works as a taco vendor. Ariel Lopez attends preschool in the morning.They believe in God, and they attend services. They currently live in one room. The roof is not in good shape, and the floor is almost unusable, made of dirt. The walls are almost unusable. The outhouse is not in good shape. They have electricity, a telephone, and a refrigerator. They do not have drinkable water, access to propane, a stove, or a car.

Enriqueta (56) – mother

Jose Lopes (52) – father – taco vendor, $92 salary/week

Ariel (40) – son-in-law – $85.00 salary/week

Ariel Lopez (4) – grandson – preschool

Windolin (36) – daughter

Jose Enrique (13) – son