Mazatlan, Mexico 2018

Mazatlán, Mexico

Mazatlán, México is a city rich in history, culture and tourism, as well as docking one of the largest shrimping fleets in the world. Yet, this city on the Pacific coast of México also presents the tremendous challenges that are faced by the poor segment of Mexican society. With the many economic challenges faced residents in the rural areas of Mexico, many families have migrated to Mazatlán in search of jobs and a better life. 

When you serve in Mazatlán with Group International Mission Trips, you’ll have the chance to serve alongside Mexican nationals in a number of ways that will range between building projects, Vacation Bible School, distribution of basic food items in communities in need, engaging youth in sports clinics, and supporting the local Red Cross chapter. The goal is to support the community at large, which consists of supporting several churches, individuals, and many different neighborhoods. This global experience will grow your faith and expand your understanding of a different culture from your own.

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Date Age Availability Register
Jun 30 2018 to Jul 07 2018 All Ages Open
Jul 14 2018 to Jul 21 2018 All Ages Open

How You'll Serve

Here are examples of the types of projects you might be involved with:

  • Minor home repair projects for elderly/disabled
  • Community Vacation Bible School coordinated through the local church
  • Work and volunteer projects to support the local church

Our Partners

Our ministry partners in Mazatlán have formed a ministry that exists to bring together friends, families, communities, schools and churches in the United States and México, for the purpose of mutual encouragement, community service, and physical, social and spiritual development; it strives to not only serve those in need, but also to engage the individuals and communities to whom they minister to, so as to build long-lasting relationships.

Alongside our partner, you will have the opportunity to serve along-side Mexican nationals in a number of creative ways. Projects can be designed for the specific interests of a specific group. Our local ministry partner works with a number churches, individuals, and in different communities. You will have the opportunity to interact with Christians and non-Christians throughout the socioeconomic spectrum represented in Mazatlán. Much of our service and outreach is with those in need of physical, emotional, and relational encouragement and assistance.

Sample Itinerary

Saturday – Arrive at General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT); transport to lodging facility
Sunday – Attend local church/free afternoon at the beach
Monday-Friday – Work projects 8-1:30, then lunch; afternoon/evening will be beach time/VBS/kids activities; evening devotions and God Sightings
Saturday – Depart for MZT airport; fly home

Need to Know

  • A passport is required to travel to Mexico.
  • Be up to date on all standard vaccines, such as Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, and Rubella. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended. Be sure to bring bug spray (at least 25% DEET) as there are mosquito-borne illnesses present in El Salvador, including Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, and the Zika virus.
  • Fly into the General Rafael Buelna International Airport (MZT). Average flight cost is $700.
  • Lodging is in a hotel, house, or apartment, depending on the size of your group.
  • Currency is the peso, but American dollars are widely accepted pretty much everywhere.
  • Electricity is the same as the U.S., and a converter or adapter is not needed to plug electronics into the wall.
  • Spanish is the primary language.
Price: $899 per person
Deposit: $100 per person

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Yes! Lifetree Adventures! We have created faith-based trips to many destinations where you stay in a comfortable hotel, serve those in need, and see the local sights and culture. They’re designed for the individual, family, or group that wants to make an impact with their vacation.

Check out our website at Lifetreeadventures.com

Call our expert International Mission Trip advisors at 800-747-2157.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 866-595-4906 for more location-specific age requirements. You must have one adult (21 or older) for every five students. If you have both males and females in your group, you must have at least one adult volunteer of each gender.

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

While some adventures are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@group.com, or call 1-800-747-2157 for more information.

$899*/person
*Flight not included
Price:
$899*
Age:
All Ages
Trip Capacity:
30
Shots Required:
Yes
Passport Required:
Yes

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