Construction

A primary focus of Commission Unto Mexico is helping Mexican churches with building construction. Such help may include:

  • Pouring cement (which often is mixed on the ground with shovels) 
  • Digging footings 
  • Painting
  • Tile laying 
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Block laying
  • Electrical

Construction sites will have a Mexican foreman who will direct the work. We can use experienced construction workers, but we also need lots of willing hands for manual labor. That's what makes Commission Unto Mexico an ideal teen mission trip.

Click here for some advice when communicating through an interpreter

          

Bringing tools?
Tools that all should consider in their personal tool pouch:

  • Hammers
  • Nail aprons
  • Plumb bobs - levels
  • Screwdrivers - slot and Philips
  • Chisels 
  • Trowels - pointed and for flat work
  • Hack saws and blades
  • Carpenters saw - hand saw or circular electric 
  • Electric drill with wood and steel bits 
  • Safety items - safety glasses, gloves, sunscreen, dust masks, water bottle
  • Pliers for cutting and tying wire
  • Mason string
  • Crescent wrenches
  • Markers - carpenter pencils and crayons, felt tip markers, soap stone
  • Tape measures - metric/conventional
  • Leatherman type multi tools are handy
  • Your special tool you can't do without

If you are an electrician or plumber or have some specialty, bring the tools of your trade. You may be moved to key projects as needed.

Bring tools to leave in Mexico [ tools flyer ]

Are you a site/team leader? [ click here ]

Need more information?

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

How was your trip?

"The trip was amazing. My call to missions was reignited." -- Crissy Keeton