Travel Plans

Vans will leave from Rio Valley Church of the Nazarene (140o W. Nolana Ave. McAllen, TX 78504) in McAllen, TX to take us across the border the morning of Dec. 27th where we will board Mexican buses for Saltillo. That evening, once everyone is in Saltillo, we will have an orientation/organization meeting. We will return to McAllen, TX on the morning of January 3.

Driving

If you are driving you need to be at McAllen Church of the Nazarene (1400 Nolana Loop, McAllen TX  78504) at 8 am on the 27th. Those staying at the hotel need to know that there will be secure parking at the church. If you arrive the night before (December 26), there is a discount ($69.95 per double room) if you book under Commission to Mexico before November 26 at Comfort Suites. (When you call to reserve a room, say you are with Commission to Mexico).

Car pooling

We will help organize carpools for people coming from the same area or travelling the same route (For instance, a van from Oklahoma City could pick up people in the Dallas area). We can give you names and telephone numbers of other people from your area going to Commission Unto Mexico. We will be leaving vehicles at Rio Valley Church of the Nazarene (140o W. Nolana Ave. McAllen, TX 78504).

Vans from Bethany

Participants on Commission Unto Mexico are responsible for their own transportation to McAllen, TX. We will not be providing a van from SNU if there are enough participants interested in riding together. The cost TBA.  For additional information, contact Eileen Ruger at mexico@mail.snu.edu

Flying

Everyone who is flying will need to fly into McAllen, TX. If you plan to fly you need to talk to a travel agent or get online immediately since our trip comes during a holiday season.

Overnight Stay in McAllen if you are flying?

If you are flying into McAllen, please try to make hotel reservations at La Quinta Inn and Suites. There is a free shuttle from the hotel. You will need to contact Laquinta Inn and Suites at 1-956-581-7772, to coordinate with your flight arrival time. There is a discount ($69.95 per double room) if you book under Southern Nazarene University Commission to Mexico, the cut off date to do so is December 5th.

(When you call to reserve a room, say you are with Commission to Mexico).

Buses to Saltillo from McAllen, TX

Is your luggage identified with your name? After we cross the border, make sure your luggage gets on the bus you're going to ride to Saltillo. Don’t leave it on the ground, assuming that someone else will load it for you.

Do you need a passport? Passports or passport cards are required.

Mexican visa form translation

Thoroughly Enjoyed

"I thoroughly enjoyed this trip! To see the love from the people we went to minister to, work for, and try to love, was enough in itself to fill up my entire year!" -- Lee Atkins

Need more information?

E-mail us: mexico@snu.edu

Write us: Commission Unto Mexico, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th, Bethany, OK 73008