Mexico is on the move. Mexicans are moving north to the States, looking for jobs. Retirees from the States are moving to Mexico, looking for a lower cost of living and quality medical care. People are moving through Mexico, migrating from Central America to the US in hopes of a better future. Having said that, the pace of life in Mexico is typically slower than in the US. Family is a cornerstone of Mexican culture, and it is not uncommon for four generations to live together under one roof. The culture is generally warm and friendly, with a saying in Mexico that “Yes means no, and no means maybe.” To experience Mexico, volunteer to serve on a short-term mission trip.
This family-friendly trip will be an unforgettable experience in Mexico and an excellent way to spend Presidents’ Week (a vacation for most schools in California). You’ll build community with other Venture families while building the Kingdom of God in Mexico, serving alongside partners who will challenge you with their infectious joy, often despite very difficult living circumstances. The trip is a mix of light construction, crafts, sports programs, and opportunities to tell others about your journey with Jesus.
This trip is not for the timid. A team of men will travel to one of the most dangerous places on earth, where drug cartels run the town. Our team will work with a partner whose ministry has been extremely successful in helping addicts break their dependence on drugs. You’ll construct things, destruct things, play soccer, laugh, and hear incredible testimonies while telling yours. This trip is a mix of men from Venture en Español and from Venture. Only come if you are willing to leave a piece of your heart in Mexico.
Looking for an easy entry, first experience in international ministry? This is it. In three days we’ll construct at least two houses, maybe more, and see a family move from a shack to a home. Jesus said that a cup of cold water in his name was ministry to him. This is an opportunity to change the destiny of an entire family, in Jesus’ name.
4 pounds (or 2 kg) skinless, boneless pork butt (or shoulder)
3-4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano (or Mexican oregano)
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 large brown or white onion , cut into wedges
8 cloves garlic , smashed
2 limes , juiced
2 large oranges, juiced (or 3/4 cup natural orange juice)
3/4 cup coke (Original or Mexican coke is ideal)*
2 bay leaves
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