Costs for Commission Unto Mexico

The cost for the 2014-2015 Commission to Mexico trip will be $609 from McAllen, TX. That money pays for:

  • All your meals in Mexico
  • Your hotel room
  • Daily transportation in Coahuila from the hotel to the job site and back
  • Your transportation from the border to Coahuila and back
  • Accident insurance
  • All the purified water you can drink
  • Some of the construction materials and medical supplies we will use
  • Costs to set up and administer the trip

Transportation to McAllen, TX?

Getting to McAllen, TX from your home is in addition to the cost of the trip. If there is enough interest, a bus will be chartered from Oklahoma City. The cost for round-trip seats on the chartered bus TBA plus cost of one night in a hotel in McAllen.

  • Families = Entire families often go on our short-term mission trip which we call "Commission to Mexico." To encourage families to go together one spouse may go for $509 when the other spouse pays in full. Up to $200 in discounts can be applied to each family. 

Contact Professor Eileen Ruger (mexico@snu.edu) if you are interested in car-pooling or in a seat on an SNU van. 

**If you are driving you must meet at the Leadership Training Center at 264 N Brazos St, Eagle Pass, TX 78852. If you are flying, still plan on flying into San Antonio, TX and you will be shuttled to Eagle Pass!**

Private room?

Our per-person price is based on having 4 people to a room (where there are 2 double beds). Of your $609 trip costs, about $105 goes to pay the hotel bill. So, if you want your own bed, you'll need to pay $105 extra. If you want to be in a room all by yourself, you'll need to pay for those three empty places at $105 each (or a total of $315).

**If you are driving you must meet at McAllen Church of the Nazarene by 8 am December 27, 2014. If you are flying, still plan on flying into McAllen, TX. There will be a free shuttle to the Comfort Suites Hotel and from there we will travel to McAllen Church of the Nazarene at 7 am December 27, 2014.**

Discounts?

  • Families = Entire families often go on our short-term mission trip which we call "Commission Unto Mexico." To encourage families to go together one spouse may go for $499 when the other spouse pays in full. As well, a teenager going with one or both parents can go for $499. Children 12 and under accompanied by their parents pay $435.
  • Pastors = We partner with districts to provide scholarshipping for pastors. If a district will pay $150 to help a pastor, we will scholarship another $150 of the amount. This makes a 3-way match in which the pastor winds up having to pay only about 1/3 of the cost. [ go to pastor's discount form].
  • SNU students = SNU's Spiritual Development office offers some limited scholarships for students. Contact Spiritual Development for further details.[ go to SNU student scholarship form ]

Want your own bed? Do our "reverse" discount
Our cost is based on 4 people to a room (in which there are 2 double beds). If you wish to have your own bed, the extra charge will be $105. If you want to be in a room all by yourself, you'll need to pay for those three empty places at $105 each (or a total of $315).

Note: Married couples are given their own separate room without having to pay extra.

Final note: Pray for funding
Whenever we give someone a discount, it means we're getting less from that person for our construction materials/medical supplies fund. So, we do ask participants -- and particularly those who benefit from discounts -- to join us in fervent, intercessory prayer that God will provide the needed construction materials and medical supplies.

Application fee?

We ask that people send in at least $25 with their application. That assures us they are serious. We've found in the past that people who haven't paid anything will decide not to come and do not bother with telling us. In the meantime we have assigned them a room and arranged for meals for them and transportation in Mexico. Please help us know that you are serious by sending in at least $25. This is not a fee in addition to the $599; it will be applied toward your trip cost. Apply here!

Freewill offerings needed

In addition to what each participant pays, we need some additional money for construction materials and medical supplies. Help us pray in that additional $10,000 to $15,000.

Need more information? 

E-mail us: mexico@snu.edu 
Call us: 405-491-6693
Write us: Commission Unto Mexico, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th, Bethany, OK 73008

"Strengthening Experience"

"For me the two big words for Commission unto Mexico are STRENGTHENING AND ENCOURAGING. The churches in Mexico were strengthened b your presence there. We received encouragement from their faith."

-- Jerry Townley

10% missions credit form for reporting your trip expenses

Speaking of costs, your Nazarene church can report your costs to participate in Mexico as 10% missions giving. Click here to look at the Church of the Nazarene's specific website for more information on missions credit giving.