Puerto Peñasco Pastors' Letter
Response to Current Border Concerns
We want you to know that Amor has always been proactive about safety matters. For the past 38 years, Amor has worked hard to provide the best security and safety for all individuals involved in our Ministry. Amor considers the safety of our groups and Team Members its' first priority. Each policy, practice, and the like that we do regarding security and safety is preventative and proactive.
Amor has built a strong presence in Mexico over these past 38 years through excellent relations with the local government, the police, and the communities we serve. Because of these relationships, we are equipped to deal with any and all safety issues that might arise. As Amor has continued to add Amor Mission Trips in new locations like Delmas, South Africa, we have carried this very same practice of working with the government, police, and the communities to make sure we are abreast on all possible safety issues.
Recent news stories about personal safety in the regions we serve have made the headlines and may be a source of concern for parents and leaders of future Amor Mission Trip participants. We are convinced more than ever, that there is work to do in the poorest communities worldwide and that God still desires us to serve these people. We continue to have faith in God to direct our steps into the areas in which we serve. We ask that you continue to pray for the families living throughout the world who are struggling without hope.
Above you will find printable PDFs of Amor’s safety procedures for each of our ministry locations, as well as Amor’s official response to the travel alerts that are current within our ministry locations.
As we begin a new year we want to remind you that your safety is our top priority. We applaud the Mexican government in their ongoing efforts to make Mexico safe for its residents and visitors. We continue to work with officials in all levels of government, plus our local community and church partners to ensure our understanding of what is happening locally and nationally is current. If at any time we feel that we cannot provide a safe work or camp environment for our participants, we will notify you immediately.
We believe that our actions over the past 38 years have continually shown that the safety of our participants, volunteers, and team members is of highest concern to us. Join us in thanking our team, led by Luis Millan, for their efforts in this area in continuing to make our service in Mexico the quality Amor is known for worldwide.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convience. If your question is not answered in one of these FAQ's we would encourage you to give us a call at 619.662.1200.