December 13-20, 2014
Participants in the MMT program fly to San Diego and drive
across the U.S./Mexico border into Tijuana, where they reside and work.
Students will stay at the Posada Retreat Center in La Gloria located just
outside of Tijuana.
Throughout the week, students work with Esperanza
International, a non-profit organization that promotes the development of
communities interested in improving their quality of life through voluntary
participation in the support of housing projects and environmental care programs.
During the week days participants join families in the construction of simple
concrete homes. This labor-intensive construction process includes the digging
of foundations, pouring of concrete roofs, assembling brick walls, and other
strenuous physical activity. In the evenings participants go on site-visits to places such as a church,
an orphanage, a health clinic, and eat dinner with people who have recently
been deported or migrated to Tijuana at a center named Casa del Migrante.
Through these various activities participants build relationships in the
colonias of Tijuana while learning about community empowerment.
simultaneously enlivened and sobered my idealism - enlivened it because I have
never seen so much cause for hope or evidence of it on people's faces, and
sobered because true change happens slowly." - MMT Participant
"I see Mexico Mission Trek everywhere and I am thankful for the sore arms, for the smiles, for the heartache, for the soccer matches, for the eye-opening experiences, for the meals prepared with so much love by the families, and most of all for the perspective. Without Mexico Mission Trek I would not be where I am today."- MMT Participant
"...with each encounter I had with someone, my preconceived notions, stereotypes and boarders were continually broken down until all I saw was the face of an individual human being." -MMT Participant
information, please contact Jimmy McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-296-6079.