If you are considering a mission trip, First Presbyterian Church Youth has a life-changing experience for you!
What is the Mexico Mission Trip?
On the Mexico Mission Trip, high school students and adults journey to Garcia, Mexico, to build houses for families living in poverty. By traveling to another country, participants are immersed in an environment that may look like nothing they have ever seen, and they are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones, both physically and emotionally.
Throughout the trip, we foster growth within our own group by spending fun and quality time together at dinner and by participating in small groups, and we continually provide participants with opportunities to reflect on their experience through journaling, group discussions, and fellowship with each other.
The goal of the Mexico Mission Trip is to ease the burden of poverty on families we serve while also instilling in trip participants a sense of perspective, humility, and gratitude about their own lives at home.
The Mexico Mission Trip is a life-changing trip of service and fellowship that is like no other experience you’ve ever had. Imagine a service of the heart trip, eating authentic Mexican food, and experiencing the joy, humility, and satisfaction of serving a family(s) in need. Build a house for an impoverished family while building relationships with old and new friends. Get to know a family from a different culture while getting to know yourself better, too. It is a remarkable experience you won’t soon forget.
Students return sharing with the congregation saying, "Doing this kind of ministry has taught me much about myself, helped me to grow closer to God and the friends in my group, and given me a joy from knowing that God was working through me to help someone else." That's summer mission work in a nutshell, and it's one of the greatest opportunities for youth to not only talk about their faith but also to share life with one another.
Participation: Youth must attend 10 activities in 2nd semester ( Sunday Nights, Collide Retreat)
Training Sessions: Youth must attend Mexico Training on March 3rd and April 28, 2019.
Fundraising: participate in all Mexico fundraising activities
Taste of Marietta Parking Lot Fundraiser
4th of July Parking Lot Fundraiser
Minimum of 1 shift selling blocks