The MWA short-term mission experience creates the framework for a student’s interaction with a different culture and/or socio-economic background. The focus is on the "be" and the student’s relationships both vertically with their heavenly Father and horizontally with the community they are engaging. Not the "do." This does not mean that there is no "do," but it is secondary to relationship building, learning, and experience.
This allows for a focussed intentional time …
- Where a student can ask God to open up their hearts to the plight of the poor and marginalized, and/or someone who comes from a different faith or worldview.
- When a student’s theology or the way they see the world is rocked to the core, challenged, deconstructed and reconstructed by God.
- Where a student can discern a vocation more deeply on the margins no matter where they may end up.
The emphasis is on the students pursuing communion over expediency as students will be serving alongside local churches and ministries through children’s ministry, prayer walking, evangelism, work projects, homeless outreach, and community events in addition to the specific focus of a location.
Dates: July 18-25, 2020
How You'll Serve:
Our work in Baja will be centered on the 25,000 person town of Maneadero, a bustling agriculture community about 120 minutes south of San Diego.
We will be serving alongside local ministry partners in a myriad of ways from block parties, to community clean-up, work projects out at Oasis Boys Home (http://centrooasisac.com/
), prayer on the streets, etc … whatever our local ministry partners have asked us to do.