San Carlos

Mission Trips to San Carlos

Apaches are kind, friendly, and welcoming to all mission trip participants. While you are there, we encourage you to experience the Apache culture by listening to a local pastor share about the Apache way of life, visit the Cultural Center, shop at a local small business, or attend a local church service. Come work alongside the local church in San Carlos as they seek to transform their community. "Apaches don't need to hear the gospel. We know it. We need to see the gospel!". That's why Amor's presence in San Carlos is so important; we are Christ's hands and feet showing the love of Christ in everything we do.

Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos
Amor Mission Trip to San Carlos

Mission Trip Opportunities

Amor aims to provide each mission team with the tools and resources that are necessary to build a home for a needy family.

Amor Mission Trips to San Carlos

Mission Trips for Individuals

Come as an individual or with a small group

On these trips we take care of everything!  You just have to get here.  Come on your own, bring a friend, your family or a large group.  We promise a trip you will always remember.

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Amor Mission Trips to San Carlos

Mission Trips for Groups

Bring your group anytime

Bring a group of any size, for as many days as you want, any time of the year to change the lives of those in your group and a family in need.  Work with us as we strive to serve families in need.

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Location Profile

Originally established in 1871 by President Ulysses S. Grant, the San Carlos Apache Reservation is a beautiful and diverse 1.9 million acres of high desert, saguaro cactus fields, pine forests, rolling hills, and seasonally snow-covered mountain peaks. While the majority of Apaches in San Carlos would identify themselves as believing in God, the need to share the love of Christ is great!  Since missionaries have been present in San Carlos for over a century, a local recently said, "Apaches don't need to hear the gospel. We know it. We need to see the gospel!". That's why Amor's presence in San Carlos is so important; we are Christ's hands and feet showing the love of Christ in everything we do.

 

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53.3%

Below poverty line

1600

Homes needed

65%

Underemployment

The Need

Thirty nine percent of families live in substandard housing and 40 percent of the families live in overcrowded conditions. Council members and the San Carlos Housing Authority receive at multiple visits a day from families who have no place to go and are in desperate need of housing. Local community leaders say that it is heartbreaking to tell these families that the waiting list is too long and that there are no homes for them.


A Need for Safe and Secure Housing

It is not uncommon for up to ten extended family members to live in a small, three bedroom trailer. In these tight living quarters, the impact of substance abuse and pervasive poverty is magnified on the children. Fifty percent of San Carlos Apaches live below the poverty line. The Tribal Council has stated that fifteen hundred homes would eradicate this severe overcrowding on the reservation. Amor is responding to this need with homes built using the latest in sustainable technology, insulated against the harsh summers and winters. It is possible to meet this need in a generation. By partnering with the local church, we are meeting the physical and sprirtual needs of these families.

The Solution

Amor Ministries will do more in the San Carlos Apache Nation than just make life easier for a family in need; we will open hearts to truly see the grace and love of Jesus through providing tangible objects of security, safety, and stability.

Amor has formed strategic alliances with Tribal governments, participating churches, and the private sector to effectively meet the needs of the poorest families living on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Through these partnerships, Amor will seek to alleviate the tangible needs of the poor by sharing the love of Jesus with families through providing homes to families in need.


The Latest From the Field

Read the latest updates of our work in San Carlos.