SNU Slates Commission Unto Mexico

Southern Nazarene University’s 14th annual Commission Unto Mexico trip is scheduled for December 27, 2002, through January 3, 2003, to Monterrey, Mexico, an experience for all ages. Participants have ranged from 6 to 80 years of age, from all over the U.S., and are involved in different ministries including clowns, construction, painting, evangelism, puppets, medical work, Vacation Bible Schools and Bible quizzing.

Commission Unto Mexico is a Nazarene-endorsed Work & Witness trip that involves thousands of people, allowing them to get “first-hand, cross-cultural missions experience that translates into renewed excitement and visions for world evangelism in local churches,” SNU Missions Professor Dr. Howard Culbertson said.

Some students can get college credit for the experience in the fields of modern languages and nursing. Qualified high school seniors can obtain one hour of academic field studies credit. University and college students can choose two to three hours of credit.

“I went on ‘Commission Unto Mexico.’ I loved it. It changed my life, bringing me closer to God and to my brothers and sisters in Christ,” Mary Felts from Alva, Oklahoma, said.

Commission Unto Mexico began in 1989 and has averaged 175 to 200 participants each year with the exception of Y2K. During this time Commission Unto Mexico has taken place in Mexico City, Ciudad de Valles, Monterrey, Tampico, Guadalajara and Juarez.

Cost for the trip this year is only $489 which includes a $25 non-refundable application fee, insurance, hotel, meals, transportation within Mexico, and a small amount for materials.

Applications are available at the Office of Spiritual Development in the Webster Commons building at Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008, and are due by November 15, 2002. Final payment is due by December 15, 2002. For more information, call 405-491-6693 or click on the "Missions" link at the top of this page.