Mexico Mission Trips

Equipping Your Group To Serve

Amor provides each missions team with the tools and resources that are necessary to build a home alongside a family in need. Amor carefully selects the home site, provides standard building plans, and equips each group to complete a home within a few days. While on your Amor Mission Trip, missions teams will stay in conditions similar to those of the families they are serving.

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.

The need is still staggering for millions of families in Mexico. Continue reading to discover more about the need and how Amor partners with the local community to meet those needs.

 The Need

photo1444 47% Below poverty line
photo1443 9 Million+ Homes needed
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Locations & Dates

We are all about flexibility at Amor.  You can work for as long as you want within the dates that work for you!

LocationDatesRegister
Baja California Year Round! Register online
Puerto Peñasco February, March, September, October Register online

Or, download and submit a registration form

2014 Mexico Mission Trip Registration

2015 Mexico Mission Trip Registration

 

Map showing the locations of Baja California and Puerto Penasco

2014 and 2015 Mexico Mission trip pricing

 0 Nights1 Night2 Nights3 Nights4 Nights5 Nights
1 Work Day $50 $50 $50      
2 Work Days   $185 $185 $185    
3 Work Days     $295 $295 $295  
4 Work Days       $320 $320 $320
5 Work Days         $380 $380

Trip Cost

Amor Mission Trips to Mexico are based on the number of work days and nights the group desires. A typical Amor Mission Trip in Mexico is 4-days and 5-nights.

What is Included

At Amor we strive to keep your trip costs as low as possible.  And even with the low prices the trip includes all of these things to help guide you on your trip!

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photo1434Secure Campground
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photo1431Building Manual
photo1437Escort to/from Mexico
photo1436Family Bio

Optional Add-Ons

We know planning an Amor Trip can be hard work.  There are a lot of details and materials to figure out.  These optional add-ons are available to help make your planning easier and make the trip smoother.

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photo1476Drinking Water Program
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photo1473Circus Tent Rental
photo1472Chairs Rental
photo1479Bleacher Rental
photo1478Camping Pros
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*request to have the local community pour the foundation for the new home before your group arrives.  This is a great option for smaller groups or groups who want to spend fewer days on the worksite.
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We have learned a lot in over 30+ years of ministry. These resources will go a long way to help you plan your next trip!
Got questions? We have answers! Check out answers to the most commonly asked group mission trip questions.
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We have secure camp grounds where our groups stay at all of our mission trip locations. Find out what to expect.
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Amor's Food Program can help save you money and time while helping you feel more connected to Mexico.

Country Profile

When Mexican pastors are asked what the greatest need is in their community, adequate housing is the answer. Without a decent place to live, people cannot be productive members of society, children cannot learn and families cannot thrive. In Mexico, however, affordable housing is an impossible goal for millions of families. Many family providers work between eight and ten hours per day and are paid a couple dollars for their work. If there is a rainstorm that washes out the road, or another such occurrence, people are unable to get to work to feed their families. Without the support of governmental systems, even small disasters, such as a rainstorm, prevent Mexican workers from providing food for their families, much less providing adequate housing. Even if every family in Mexico could afford one, there are simply not enough homes to satisfy the demand.

Because of this housing crisis, numerous other social problems emerge. Increased crime, poor education, malnutrition and low self-worth affect millions of parents who cannot provide for their children. Most children in Mexico’s orphanages were abandoned because their parents were unable to provide for them. While Amor may not be able to provide all of Mexico’s poor with a home, the ministry can make a life changing difference in families such as the Monteros.

Building the Church

Since its founding more than thirty years ago, Amor has built homes to minister to the Mexican people and to open doors for evangelism. Initially, the focus was on serving the needs of orphanages, but the organization realized that by building individual homes, they could help keep families together and children out of orphanages. Involving the expertise of local Mexican pastors, Amor began providing housing for poor families while focusing on the needs of the local church. Today, local Mexican pastors nominate families to receive an Amor home, and commit to work closely with the family throughout the process.

Partnering with Local Pastors

Although Amor is based in the United States, local Mexican churches guide and advise the ministry activities. While Amor funds the projects and provides the manpower, the ministry’s presence is temporary. Amor’s work in Mexico is not for Americans to be recognized. It is the Mexican Ministry Planning Board (MMPB), a group of established, local pastors, who accomplish the long-term mission of Amor. Often maintaining a full-time job and pastoring a congregation, these community leaders assist Amor as volunteers, deciding which families can most benefit from an Amor home and ministering to each family throughout the entire process.

Once the house is completed, pastors offer on-going support, including church invitations and practical aid. The transition into a home is full of unexpected challenges. Many families rely upon the church to help them adjust to life in a home and equip them for success.

Many of those who receive a new home are not Christians, and these homes provide a natural bridge to the local church as well as an open door for evangelism. The ultimate hope of Amor is that through the generous gift of a home, individuals will better comprehend the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

The Process

The pastors interview prospective families, create biographical sketches outlining individual needs and select the neediest families to receive homes. Pastors utilize the following eight basic criteria in selecting and prioritizing families:

  • Current housing situation – Where are they living right now?
  • Time period – How long has the family been living in these conditions?
  • Family size – How many people live in the current conditions?
  • Income – What is the family’s collective income?
  • Transience – How long has the family lived in the community?
  • Health – Are there any health problems that having a home would make easier to solve?
  • Age – Does the family care for very young or very old members?
  • Resources – Does the family have other resources (e.g. a family member with housing for them in another town)?