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Taking the Walking Border into Tijuana and the bus station

Here is the link below to the webpage that explains the daily bus departures to Ensenada from the Tijuana bus station across from the walking border. It appears that buses go every 45 minutes, to the Ensenada bus station on Riverola Avenue, between 10th and 11th, in downtown Ensenada. Continue reading Taking the Walking Border into Tijuana and the bus station

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New Planning Materials Available for 2018!

Planning materials are all updated and LIVE!

We’ve updated our planning and training materials and included a NEW Training Guide to help you with ideas for training your team.

  • Leader’s Training Guide

    This guide gives suggestions on how to use the “Training and Event Journal”. Each participant will receive a journal for their missions trip.

  • Ministry Guide

    The ministry guide is an overview of ideas and a suggested framework for ministry.

  • Prayer Guide

    There are some powerful ideas for effective prayer in this guide, that will advance your effectiveness in ministry.

  • Team Leader Manual

    This is for group leaders and includes all you need to know about planning for one of our missions trips.

  • Translator Guide

    This is a simple list of well tested techniques for translators.

  • 2018 Packet for Groups

    Forms and team roster are included for download. If you’d prefer not to book and register online, do it all manually using this downloadable pdf.

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Come Have Lunch With Us

The Mexico Outreach staff would like to have lunch with you!

October 10th, Berkeley, CA (for the bay area)

Walk in any time between: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Catered food:
from local catering
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Parking: free in church parking structure

October 11th, Rocklin, CA (for the Sacramento area)

Walk in any time between: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Catered food:
 from Noodles & Co.
Location: Community Covenant Church
5140 Topaz Ave., Rocklin, CA 95677
Parking: free on site

October 12th, Clovis, CA (for the Fresno area)

Walk in any time between: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Catered food:
 from local catering
Location: New Hope Community Church
4620 E Ness Ave., Clovis, CA 93611
Parking: free on site

October 18th, Mexico Outreach Open House (Southern Cal. area)

Walk in any time between: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Catered food:
 from local catering
Location: Mexico Outreach Office
Center for Student Action
Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave. (Route 66), Azusa, CA 91702
Parking: free on site (guest pass available at guard shack)

TBD, Prescott, AZ (Northern AZ area)

Walk in any time between: 11:30am to 1:30pm
Catered food:
 from local catering
Location: TBD
Parking: free on site

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Cabins Burn to the Ground at Rancho El Refugio!

Here is the text from Ricardo Green’s Facebook page translated into english. Pictures included.

Today, September 3rd, the evaluation by the fire department was that the line of fire worked (despite the radiation being so strong which started the fire), and can be seen with the rest of the buildings, that it did not cross in those areas. It was good work invested in cleaning and preparing for these events… and the fire that went through the back of the ranch (burning down cabins and storage trailer) was because we did not follow the recommendations given to us a few months ago by the fire brigade. As it happened exactly as they said it would, there is no way to go back and learn from the professionals.

We are grateful to the Ensenada fire department and the forest fire brigades for all the assistance provided. To Captain Marmolejo (Firefighters Chief) and El ing. Sergio Montes de Oca (Conafor), thank you for your service and professionalism. This morning talking to the captain, he told us that the biggest problem is dealing with people who do not understand and do not follow instructions to the call to leave and evacuate. There is no construction or building worth more than a life, and this is a problem that not only puts civilian people at risk, but also those who have to first go looking for these people while risking their lives and having to bear the disagreement of people who don’t understand.

We thank God for just having suffered material loss here at the ranch, we lost three of our cabins (and the APU Mexico Outreach storage trailer with all their sound equipment). this is a good opportunity to start something new and see what the Lord has prepared.

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2017 Passport process

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What should you do with the passports of your team participants?

Each of your team participants should have an original passport or passport card.  Make sure your participants’ passports will be current while traveling in Mexico. Make a copy of each passport and travel with them as a backup just in case a team member has a passport lost or stolen while in Mexico. (We suggest copies be kept in a separate place from the passports.) What if a team member is not from the USA or Canada? Check the visa page to see whether they need a visa.

For 2017, Mexico Outreach will NOT ask for a copy. As a courtesy, if you would like us to have copies as a backup, contact us as to your need and we will accommodate you.

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2017 Authorization for Use of Vehicle

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What should you do with the Authorization for Use of Vehicle form?

If any of your vehicles are borrowed and the owner on title is not traveling with your group, it’s a good idea to have written permission from the owner. As a courtesy we send you a pdf version of the Authorization for Use of Vehicle form. Rental vehicles have a rental contract which serves as permission.

Keep the original in the vehicle as you travel. (Mexico Outreach doesn’t need to see these.)

Also, Don’t forget Mexican vehicle insurance is required in order to protect each vehicle you bring across the border.

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