Commission To Mexico 2015-2016

2015-2016 Trip Details

This year come join us as we work in the Saltillo community refurbishing 5 Nazarene churches, holding Vacation Bible Schools, ministering in mobile medical units and sports camps.

Information about this year’s trip: 

We are meeting at Rio Valley Church of the Nazarene in McAllen, Texas at 6 AM on December 27th. We will be leaving by no later than 8 a.m! If you are flying into McAllen, please make sure that your flight is scheduled to arrive sometime on the 26th. When making travel arrangements to go home, please don't schedule any flights to leave before 5 P.M. on January 2nd.

New this year! Please note! Each adult needs to submit a completed background check form

Mission goals for this year:

  • 150 participants minimum
  • Work alongside Mexican brothers and sisters
  • Reaching communities through children’s activities and sports
  • Basic construction
  • Healthcare

All for the gospel of Jesus Christ!

The cost for this year is $595.00


Note: Registration & payment deadline is December 1st, 2015
If you try and submit a a payment and receive an error message, please do not click resubmit!
Contact us first, and we will help get it worked out. Thank you!



This covers:

  • Meals in Mexico
  • Hotel room (4 person occupancy) (If you would like your own room or your own bed - additional fees apply - please email mexico@snu.edu for information.) Please note that minors need to stay in rooms with guardians unless previous arrangements have been agreed upon through SNU.
  • Transportation from McAllen and back, and daily transportation to work sites.
  • Accident insurance
  • Daily water supply
  • Construction and medical supplies
  • Publicity materials

Do you need a scholarship?

  • For Pastors, $150
  • For SNU Students (please see prof. Ruger)
  • For the 2nd and 3rd party of a family, please apply for the $100 scholarship as needed (but $200 maximum scholarship per family).
  • Applications for all scholarships can be received by emailing eruger@snu.edu

What to bring:

  • Christ-like attitude
  • Willingness to serve where asked
  • Passport or passport card for border crossing
    o Under 18: Parents must sign and notarize a permission document (upload permission document link here) (document is attached in this email).  Note: please make sure it does not expire within 12 months of the trip. Remember, passports for under 18 are only good for 5 years!
  • Clothes
  • Conservative, non-work clothes for church service
  • Swimsuit for the hotel
  • Closed toed shoes (please, no sandals)
  • Basic Medications if required
  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Spending money (your discretion for snacks, souvenirs, offering, etc.) 

There are many places in McAllen, Texas to convert American Money to Pesos (although they close at 5) or a few places in Saltillo, Mexico.

Forbidden Items:

  • A bad attitude
  • Alcohol, drugs, tobacco
  • Fireworks (even purchased in Mexico)

A Few Things to Note:

  • Although it is not a requirement, we ask that if possible, half of your trip is paid for by November 19th in order to cover materials and other budget items that need to be ordered in advance.
  • All funds due by December 1st
  • Mission Trips do require a bit of sacrificing on our part, so please be prayerful as you continue to raise funds
  • One of the most exciting parts of a mission trip is seeing how the Lord blesses us with a strong community of people who want to support us and help us reach out communities around us. Before asking for a scholarship please go to your local church, family members, friends and allow them to share in this experience by partnering with you. We have many people who would like to participate but have trouble raising funds and if possible, we would love to provide scholarships on an as need basis.
  • If you are able to give above what you require, keep in mind that it could be a huge blessing to another team member!
  • Commission to Mexico is considered a 10% giving Mexico trip, see the church of the Nazarene’s website for more information

Transportation to McAllen, Texas?

  • We are meeting at Rio Valley Church of the Nazarene in McAllen, Texas at 6 AM on December 27th. We will be leaving by no later than 8 a.m! If you are flying into McAllen, please make sure that your flight is scheduled to arive sometime on the 26th. When making travel arrangements to go home, please don't schedule any flights to leave before 5 P.M. on January 2nd.

  • All participants must find their own way to this location. McAllen does have its own airport with many shuttles to local motels! There are many motels in McAllen, TX. We will be meeting at the Rio Valley Church of the Nazarene at 1400 West Nolana Avenue in McAllen, TX.

  • Materials needed for this year:


Need more information? Call 405-491-6693 or email mexico@snu.edu

Write us:

Commission to Mexico,
Southern Nazarene University,
6729 NW 39th Expressway,
Bethany Ok 73008

Background Check Requirement

*** NEW THIS YEAR: Anyone 18 years and older must preform a criminal background check. You can either get it done and notarized on your own, or download and fill out the following form and fax or mail it to us. 

Please make a separate payment by check for $25 per adult (18 years and older) made payable to SNU and send to Lori Cable c/o SNU, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008.

Download the Background Check Form here (All background checks and fees need to be in byNovember 15th 2015).



Commission To Mexico Scholarships!

**Family scholarships available: Available for families of three or more, a $200 family scholarship is available on a needed basis. Please email eruger@snu.edu to inquire about the scholarship. 

** Pastor scholarships: Pastors can get up to a $150 matching scholarship if their church or district gives first.