IWC Mexico 2016

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
July 2-9, 2016 - For Ages 15-22

Cost: $1,400* per person

1st Come, 1st Serve: Team size is 60 participants

(A $150 non-refundable per-person deposit
will secure your reservation for this trip.
)

Register/Deposit due by: January 4, 2016

Balance due by: May 2nd, 2016

 

The cost for the CrossNet Baptist Network / IWC trip includes: On-Site Programming by Bradley Baptist Association and International Mission Board Missionaries, Meals, Lodging, Ministry Supplies, Emergency Insurance and Round Trip airfare. Below is a SUGGESTED payment plan. Final payments MUST be made by the last due date shown below.

  • $150 deposit is due January 4, 2016 deadline for registration and deposit.
  • $600 Due April 4, 2016
  • $650 Due May 2, 2016

Passports are separate and if an interested participant does not have a passport you are encouraged to secure your passport before March 11, 2016.

*Price is subject to change if current airfare rates increase or decrease. Contact the Bradley Baptist Association to set up a different payment plan if you are unable to follow the one listed above.

From Our IMB Missionary

Veracruz is a coastal state of Mexico which is extremely hot, especially during the summer, because of its closeness to the gulf coast.  However, Xalapa and those towns which surround it are located high up on the plateau of Mexico about 4000 ft elevation, thus giving this region the name of the city of Eternal Spring.  Climate is very comfortable all year round in comparison to many towns in Mexico. The mission team will be on the front end of church planting in the communities which surround Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
 
The purpose and strategy will be to reach the lost and gather them together in groups for discipleship and evangelism where they will attend weekly home Bible studies and as they are disciple will come together to eventually form a church which has a DNA for discipleship and evangelism.  These churches will then be the catalyst to form a church planting movement in all of Mexico.
 
Volunteer teams assisted us in this endeavor in the country of Nicaragua for about 10 years and the plan was so successful that we were asked to leave Nicaragua and help other countries apply this same strategy in planting churches.
 
Much of the initial work includes prayer walking and mapping by our volunteer teams which requires no or very little language skills. God is the only one who can touch the heart and save a family and a community and over the years we have trusted Him to do great and mighty things and He has been incredibly faithful.

-Loren Dickey

Is It Safe to Visit Mexico?

Here is a word from the US State Department's website: "Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day.  The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality.  Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes."
 
Veracruz is listed as having no warnings in effect, but please see the State Department's travel website.