Y.A.H.O.O. Mexico Mission
Y.A.H.O.O. (Yamhill Alliance Helping Others Out)
An alliance of churches in Yamhill County working with Amor Ministries, San Diego, CA
The Mission: The Mexico Mission trip is a week-long project for high school students that provides homes for underprivileged Mexican families. The project is designed to bring students into a deeper understanding of, and commitment to, the Christian faith, as well as give them the opportunity to develop the confidence and ability to make a lasting and positive impact in the world.
The Experience: Mexico is still one of the poorest countries in the world. In the area where we will be working, most families live in small huts made of cardboard, wood, and scrap metal they have collected from garbage dumps. This trip will introduce high school youth to the incredible needs of others and will allow them to participate in the solution of one little piece of the larger problem of global poverty. In Mexico, our students are given the full responsibility for building a home for a homeless family. They lay the concrete, build the walls, raise the roof, and apply the stucco. Each student will experience living in a different country and will learn what it means to be a servant to people who can only repay such service with gratitude. Often, students return from this trip feeling that they have received much more than they have given through the contact with the Mexican people. The Y.A.H.O.O. Mexico Mission is a life-changing experience not only in the living standards of the Mexican people but in the spiritual life of the students and adults who participate.
Date: During the Spring Break each school year, usually the last week of March.
20121 YAHOO Mexico Mission trip
March 23 - 31, 2012