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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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2017 Consent to Travel for Minors

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What should you do with the Consent to Travel for Minors?

If any of your team participants will be under 18 on arrival day in Mexico and do not have at least one legal guardian with them, they should fill out a Consent to Travel form. Only ONE legal guardian or parent is required to sign. As a courtesy we send you a pdf version of the Consent to Travel form which is similar to what airlines use. Our version is bi-lingual. It’s not necessary to fill out the Spanish notary section.

Keep the original and travel with it during your trip. (Mexico Outreach doesn’t need to see these.)

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2017 Release of Liability

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What should you do with the Release of Liability form?

Have each participant in your group fill out a Release of Liability form. Collect them and then send them to us.

  1. Send them via Mail OR send them via Fax to email to moreg@apu.edu
  2. Bring all remaining originals with you to Mexico, those you still have in hand at departure.

Our mailing address:
Mexico Outreach
Center for Student Action
Azusa Pacific University
Attn: Annie Wong
901 E. Alosta Ave.
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

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2017 Explanation of Updates: Refund Policy

The Refund Policy: Full refunds before the deadline.

Up to “The Last Day for Refund” you can add or drop without penalty. After the deadline there is no refund. There will no longer be a non-refundable deposit per person. The last day for refund will still be 3 weeks before the event.

Exceptions Process

We are actively trying to not have any negative loss for any team in the registration process, especially due to unforeseen issues. There will be a new online petition page to deal with exceptions that happen after the deadline passes. If you need to petition for an exception go to www.mexicooutreach.org/petition

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2017 Explanation of Updates: Registration

The Early Bird Price has increased $10.

For many years we have kept the price the same. We will continue to do our best to continue that practice after this increase. Instead of raising the early bird price by $20, we increased it only $10, in order to add the group booking fee and an improved “full” refund policy on member registrations.  The regular rate has also increased $20.

The Registration Process.

Our goal is a shorter simpler process and less paperwork. All registration deadlines require payment in full and are separate of the original Booking fee. You can register your group members all at once, or register a few at a time as you have the money. Take advantage of the Early bird pricing.

Swapping Participants. (Great advice to avoid any loss of funds.)

We allow the swapping of participants up to arrival in Mexico. This is a way to avoid the loss of funds after the “Last Day for Refund.” If you have questions please contact Bob McCorkle at 626-422-9454.

Register Add-ons in Camp after the “Last Day for Refund”

We don’t want you to lose money just because someone begged to go within the last 3 weeks before the trip, only to turn around and say the day before the trip, “Mom said I have to stay home and do my homework…” So, bring any last minute add-ons to your team roster and register them in camp on arrival day.