Understand service at a whole new level.
Serving together with your friends, youth group, or family is one of the best ways to grow as a group. We offer service and learning trips for clubs, church groups, and school groups as well as families!
We set up all logistics for your team such as: airfare, ground transportation, lodging, food, and projects. We always try to match the skills of people on the trip with the needs of the community in which we serve, based on intentionally listening to local leaders and working with your group to identify a strong service partnership.
We are happy help facilitate the team’s daily debrief, but can be flexible with the evening teaching time and devotionals (if desired).
We live and work along side orphanages and other ministries that are already doing amazing work year round, by meeting the real tangible needs of the people in Mexico. Join us in doing service responsibly where everyone wins.
We ask that every group coming to serve reads the book, “Reciprocal Missions – Short-Term Missions that Serve Everyone.” This book provides a great foundation for our approach to service and short term mission trips.
- Be inspired by people leaders who are changing their world.
- Take a week to breathe and refocus your life away from the distractions of life.
- Work hard doing projects that will change people’s lives.
- Take time to consider justice issues in our world today, immigration, cyclical poverty, orphan care.
- Spend time considering and discovering a purposeful life.
- Take what you have learned home to change the world around you.
Where are we going?
We will be going to La Mision, Mexico. La Mision is one hour south of San Diego right along the Baja coast.
We believe that everyone has a desire to know their lives matter and can make a difference in this world. This is especially true among teenagers. We have seen both high school students and adults become more alive as they join God in what he is doing in this world- caring for the poor, orphans and widows. When we serve, our lives are impacted and changed as well as the lives of those with whom we interact.
It is our hope that these trips are a catalyst to help us live more intentionally focused on God and others when we return home. Mexico is a reminder that our lives do matter and that we can ultimately effect change at home and around the world.
Where are we staying?
We will be staying at Door of Faith Orphanage (www.dofo.org), home to over 100 children.
How many people will be on my trip?
We can accomodate groups as small as 10 and up to 55.
What are the leaders like?
On our custom trips, the group is responsible for adult leaders, if needed. If it is a youth group we ask that the adult to student ration is 1-5.
What kind of projects will we be doing?
Projects are dependent on the needs of the organizations we work with and the community at the time of our travel. Projects range from construction (concrete, framing, dry walling and painting) to classes, sport and art camps with the children, cooking a meal for the orphans and delivering boxes of basic supplies to needy families in the community. We will also have plenty of time to play with children at the orphanage and day care.
Are there any pre-requisites?
The only pre-requisit is that your entire group will commit to our Boundaries Form.
What are the expectations?
In order to make this trip the best experience for you and everyone else who is going there are some expectations, everyone will need to commit to. These expectations are necessary to ensure a fun, safe and effective trip.
It is important to be a team player while on this trip.
An attitude of flexibility will be very beneficial on this trip. Flexico Mexico! During the trip you will be expected to hold to the following “Rule of Thumb”:
No guy/girl pairing off
No drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or firearms
No guys in girl’s dorm and vice versa
An adult must always be with the students outside the “campground”
No electronic devices (cell phones, I-pods, PSPs, etc.) cameras are the only exception (unless adults need to connect with family or business back at home).
Follow the dress code (no short-shorts, no leggings, no revealing or tigh fitting clothing)
How will I know what to expect?
Is the food and water safe?
Breakfast, filtered drinking water and snacks are provided by Be2Live. Lunch and dinner are provided by the cooks at Open Arms Day Care. It is American and the best Mexican food you will ever have!
Is there an application deadline?
There is not application deadline, but the sooner you contact us the better the chance of securing your week. We will have a registration every participant will need to fill out.
What expenses can I expect?
Depending on the duration of your trip will determine the cost of the trip. Please contact us for our custom trip pricing. Typically trip costs includes transportation from San Diego, lodging, community service project costs, all but one meal while in Mexico, Be2Live t-shirt and our Pre-Trip Team Meeting. Airfare is not included and will be charged separately, at cost, once it is secured. In addition we recommend people bring approximately $100/person in spending money.
Do you offer scholarships?
We do not offer scholarships for our custom groups. We can help advise on fundraising ideas.
Please call or email us with any questions you have about Be2Live. We will be in touch to answer any questions you have about the experience.