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March 10-18, 2023
Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
SPRING BREAK
MISSION TRIP

Fairmount Ministries is sending a group on the 5th annual mission trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. We will join with young adults and adults from all over Kansas to “come build hope," working with Leland Jackson of Garden City, Kansas, and Amor Ministries. Our mission is to build a 11x22 foot home in 3 days
 
Cost
$300 by January 10
(Deposit due upon registration: $50 by Dec. 1, $100 after that).

Late registrations will be accepted if there is room after January 10. The cost will go up to $400/person.

Cost includes registration, camping site fee, building materials, meals at the camp(some travel meals will be on your own), transportation, tools, and a hotel down and back.) Payment May be online when you register. Or, you also may pay by check: made out to Fairmount Ministries (Memo: “Mexico Trip”). Mail to 3815 E. 17th St. N., Wichita, KS 67208.

Trip Info

View the trip info document with all the up-to-date details you need to know before registering, and to help you prepare for the trip.

Registration

Contact Paige at paige@fairmountministries.org or 316-684-5224 x 2 with questions.

Fundraising

We will have a few organized fundraisers available. We do our best to keep this trip as low cost for our participants as possible. We highly encourage participants to participate in the fundraisers and sell as much as possible, because it will help to keep individual costs low. You will also have the opportunity to apply additional funds to your own registration.

Interested in purchasing t-shirts or vanilla? Visit our fundraising online order page here
Border Crossing

US Citizens

Must have a valid passport. For information on how to get a passport, go to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/. Don’t have a passport? Apply as early as possible! Don’t delay! It can take up to 8 weeks to get your passport. Students and community members can apply for a passport at the WSU Post Office, though you have to make an appointment.

 

Non-US Citizens/International Students:

It will be your responsibility to make sure that you have all of the proper travel documentation you will need at the border. As long as you have the proper updated documentation, you should be able to join us! It will be important to talk with the University International Office to make sure you are ok to travel and receive any specific instructions you may need. You may also visit this website to learn more about traveling as an international student. https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students/traveling-as-an-international-student

TENATIVE SCHEDULE

Day 1 - March 10

Depart from Wichita late afternoon or early evening at an agreed upon time by the group. Arrive in Garden City, stay overnight.

Day 2 - March 11

Meet group in Garden City and load up. Head out for AZ. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 3 - March 12

Depart AZ and head for the border. Lunch in Organ Pipe National Forest. Cross border. Arrive at camp by mid-afternoon. Unpack, get settled, cook dinner.

Day 4 - March 13

Work Day #1 - Full Day. Dinner at Camp. Devotions, Debrief at Campfire.

Day 5 - March 14

Work Day #2 - Full Day. Dinner at Camp. Devotions, Debrief at Campfire.

Day 7 - March 15

Work Day #3 - Half Day & House Blessing Ceremony. Dinner & celebration at the beach!

Day 8 - March 16

Tear Down Campsite, Load vehicles. Shopping and lunch at the port. Depart Puerto Penasco by 1pm. Stay overnight in hotel in New Mexico.

Day 8 - March 17

Complete travel back to Garden City. Stay overnight.

Day 8 - March 18

Hit the road in the morning back to Wichita. Home by 2pm.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Christian E., 2017 & 2019

  The gratefulness of the families, with the smiles on their faces, when they receive the keys to their new home is incredible.  Even though there was a language barrier, it was easy to tell how much their new home meant to them. 

Sara, 2016 & 2017

"Doing God's work is always worth it! Those who walk with God always reach their destination. Although you might learn along the way that sometimes the journey is the best part!"

Jacy, 2016

"I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to spend my Spring Break serving others. I hope to take what I learned about selflessness and service in Mexico, and apply it to the way I view others everyday. We are all God's children. We all have something special to offer. There are opportunities to serve others around us - we only need to accept God's call.