WHEN? April 19 through April 22, 2018. We will meet at Hope Covenant Church on Noon on Thursday, April 19. From there we will pile into large vans and drive to Rocky Point. We plan on arriving back to Hope at 5:00pm on Sunday, April 22.
WHAT? The chance of a lifetime—we will be spending 3-days in Puerto Penasco (aka Rocky Point), building a home for a family that has already served 200 hours on community service projects. No building experience is required; there is something for everyone. The destination is about 4 hours away, and is safe and secure. We will be working partnering with a fantastic Christian non-profit organization, called 1Mission. To learn more about them and watch videos of the building process go to 1mission.org. Here is our schedule:
Thursday (4/19): Drive to Rocky Point, settle in at the 1Mission Base Camp, eat dinner out at a local restaurant, and after a short campfire devotional, relax for the evening.
Friday (4/20): Eat breakfast, pack a sack lunch, drive to our job site, and meet the family we will be building for. Then, mix concrete, pour slab and frame walls. Eat dinner at Base Camp with the locals, group devotions, and then enjoy free time.
Saturday (4/21): Eat breakfast, go to the job site to erect walls/roof, tar and chicken wire house, and complete the first coat of stucco on the exterior walls. In the evening there will be a Fiesta Night, with free time following.
Sunday (4/22): Sleep in, then eat breakfast, and go to the job site to add second coat of stucco and clean up. Finally, the best part, we will have a dedication ceremony with the family, where we will present them with their keys. Finally, we will say goodbye, eat lunch as Base Camp and head back to Chandler, arriving around 5pm.
The cost for transportation (we are renting 15-passanger van + gas), medical insurance, lodging, meals, and building supplies for the house is $265 per person, kids under 12 are free, kids between 12 and 17 are just $105 - bring the whole family! A limited number of partial scholarships will be available. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due ASAP, no later than March 15. Also you will need a valid passport. If you do not have one, this needs to be ordered as soon as possible. To learn more go to: US Passports
We will be staying at the 1Mission Base Camp. This compound includes a bunkhouse with separate living quarters for men and women, bathrooms and showers, a dining hall, and common area. You will need to bring you own sleeping bag, pillow, and towel.
WHO CAN GO?
Men or women of high school age and above are invited. Absolutely no experience is necessary; there is something to do for everyone
IS IT SAFE?
Yes. Although, Mexico has had a lot of bad publicity in recent years, 1Mission has never had any negative experiences.
I WANT TO GO! WHAT NEXT?
If you want to join us, sign up in the lobby on Sunday morning or download our forms online & submit to the church office on or before March 15.
Please email Gary Boydston.