What do we hope to accomplish?
- Visibility for churches wanting to expand their neighborhood outreach
- Cross-cultural awareness for American participants
- Encouragement for Mexican pastors and believers (Three key words for Commission Unto Mexico: relationships, relationships, relationships)
- Construction help for new and growing churches
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The trip is planned, organized and carried out in the spirit of Seven Standards of Excellence:
- Empowering Partnerships
- Mutual Design
- Comprehensive Administration
- Qualified Leadership
- Appropriate Training
- Thorough Follow-Up
Missionary Dave Bucher (Saipan) recently wrote to Marissa Phelps after her Commission Unto Mexico trip.
He said: "At one point I questioned the value of the short-term, work and witness mission trip. Two hundred people spending $500 each is $100,000. That's enough money to support maybe two families or more full time on a mission field. However, I have now come to the conclusion that the short-term trip is very much a part of good overall mission strategy.
"Work and Witness will never replace the full time, career missionary that is trained in the language and culture and missiology. But the short-term work is a great shot in the arm for a field. It can create visibility for the Kingdom that a handful of highly trained people could not create in two entire life times.
"Beyond the impact on the field, a short term mission trip has a contagious spirit that is carried back to the local church and district, or as in the case of the SNU 'Commission Unto Mexico' trip, an entire region. There is that enthusiasm that will result in more than another $100,000 being willingly offered up to the cause of world evangelism. It will result in more than two individuals that will answer a call to full time or mission work. Only God knows how it will all fit together."
Final instruction sheet to be given out at border [ click here ]
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E-mail us: email@example.com Call us: 405-491-6314
Write us: Commission Unto Mexico, Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th, Bethany, OK 73008
"One of the great things that happened at our site was the relationship we developed with the community. . . On the last day, we had people standing outside waving goodbye to us as we drove away. This will be an image I will always keep in my mind." -- Janet Castro
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