With a passport, a pair of tennis shoes and a T-shirt, you can join one of the many mission trips heading to Mexico and help build homes in Reynosa.
Another way to spread the love of Jesus in Reynosa is partnering with us through an organization called Escuela Viva, which involves sponsoring children and building homes. Please click here to learn more about this incredible ministry and how you can help.
What to expect when you come to Reynosa?
You will experience your faith in a way that will transform and change your life. It will bring perspective to your life and a new focus that you will bring back to your life and work. Bring your family! It will be a memory maker greater than your best vacation. Putting your faith to action will speak volumes to your kids about your values and the truths of the gospel. Don't miss this trip, it is a life changer!
What are my next steps if I want to participate?
- Apply for a Passport or if you already have one, make sure it is up to date.
- Complete the online application and inform us by the specified registration deadline.
- Check with the trip team leader to see if any vaccinations are required.
- Attend all team meetings
What costs does my payment cover?
- Your check covers transportation, lodging for three nights and all meals, with the exception of the travel time meal. Many bring a sack breakfast/lunch and snacks for the van ride. You will also need to bring extra money for spending and tipping.
How do we travel?
- The team will be traveling together in fifteen-passenger vans. One large trailer will be brought to carry the luggage and any materials needed to build and furnish the home.
Where are we staying?
- The team will be staying in Reynosa, Mexico at the Best Western El Camino Inn & Suites. The telephone number is +52-899-923-0791. You can Google Best Western Reynosa for more information.
What can the kids do while I'm working?
- Depending on their age, they will either be working beside you hammering and painting or they can play with many of the children from the Colonia. We recommend bringing jump ropes, footballs, frisbees, soccer balls or anything else to start a quick game.
What are the bathrooms like?
- At the building site the bathrooms are outhouses. You will need to bring your own toilet paper. At the hotel they are regular restrooms.
Is the food safe to eat?
- Yes. All the food set before you by a member of the Strategic Alliance team is safe to eat.
Do I need to bring bottled water?
- No, safe drinking water will be provided. We do recommend bringing a water bottle to fill up for yourself each day.
Will my hairdryer work?
- Yes. Electric current throughout Mexico is conformed to 110 volts, 60 cycles. Same as in the United States.
Does my cell phone work in Mexico?
- Some do and some don't, so check with your cell phone provider.
Can I wear shorts?
- Shorts are only acceptable if below the knee. Long pants are recommended. Also, please don't wear any type of camouflage clothing.