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Ensenada refunds and transition questions

Thank you. We are contacting all the groups that have participated in the recent past in Ensenada to thank you for all the years of service together.

Refunds of Deposits for Ensenada teams. Booking deposits made online for Ensenada trips will be refunded back to your cards. Email Julie at moreg@apu.edu for more detail or if you have questions.

Transition to the Ranch. We have discussed the transition with Carolyn Koons, the founder of Rancho El Refugio, and she is prepared to host teams directly. If you are interested, contact info is listed here:

Rancho El Refugio • Carolyn Koons • cell phone: 626-233-0400

Transition of staff. Eddy Calderwood, Director of Mexico Outreach, is available at ecalderwood@apu.edu if you have questions about staff changes. Bob McCorkle, Ron Aramburo, and Dennys Espinoza will be completing their last days of employment on Dec. 14th.  If you weren’t already aware, Eduardo Irizarry’s position was cut back at the end of June.

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Breaking News! Update from APU

Vice President, Matt Browning, has emailed to most participating groups the breaking news about the changes to Mexico Outreach. Director of Mexico Outreach, Eddy Calderwood, is available to take your emails and give responses to any questions about how the ministry will be moving forward without Ensenada trips. You can reach Eddy at ecalderwood@apu.edu
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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.

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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.