Med/Pol Risk: Intermediate risk
Challenge Level: Level 2
Dates: Please contact a Project Administrator
Teams are welcome to minister to the children using art projects or bringing instruments to share the gift of music.
Spend time with the children of Casa Hogar and share Christ's love.
Medical teams, or doctors on work teams are welcome to serve the children through check-ups and providing diagnoses for any illnesses.
Help with projects around Casa Hogar helping to build new or maintain existing facilities for the children to live, work and play in.
The kids of Casa Hogar love soccer and other games. Come prepared to play!
The children attend school and are back at Casa Hogar in the evenings. There are possiblities for some tutoring and
Spend time with the teens and youth of Casa Hogar and share Christ's love.
Experience and Risk
1-junior high age and up; no language barriers; minimal cross-cultural setting; no missions experience required
2-junior high age and up; moderate language barriers; moderate cross-cultural setting; missions experience helpful
3-senior high age and up; some language barriers; challenging cross-cultural setting; missions experience helpful
4-adults (some mature senior high); increased language barriers; intense cross-cultural setting; missions experience required
L=LOW RISK (western country or major city in developing world)
I=INTERMEDIATE RISK (developing country, travel outside city)
S=SUBSTANTIAL RISK (few western amenities, marginal medical system, political unrest sometimes present, possible infectious disease)
H=HIGH RISK (few western amenities, marginal medical system, travel to remote areas, environmental extremes/altitude, heat, etc, infectious disease)
Pregnant women are not permitted to participate on projects rated as Intermediate, Substantial or High Risk.
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The Casa Hogar orphanage in Acapulco, Mexico is home to approximately 60 children who live at Casa Hogar for a variety of reasons. Some have families that cannot afford to raise them while others have no families besides those at Casa Hogar. Casa Hogar provides a safe environment where the children are loved, receive an education, and most importantly, hear about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Teams are needed to help with the construction of new facilities for the children and staff. Thanks to the help of many, the girls at Casa Hogar have been able to move into new rooms that were built with the help of teams just like you. There is still much work to be done and you can be of great service. Currently the deconstruction of some older buildings is in process in order to make room for the new facilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
MTW works with field missionaries, national partners, and government agencies to determine risk in sending short-term workers to a given field. In following this process, it has been determined that there is an acceptable level of risk associated with sending short-term teams to Acapulco. That being said, we also take pride in the level of safety that we seek to provide all of our teams. If you have any concerns about the potential safety of your team, please speak with a Project Administrator.
Teams are housed within the Casa Hogar walled property in team dormitories consisting of six suites. Each suite contains two bedrooms with 2 bunk beds (4 beds) in each, a sitting room, and a shared bathroom. Rooms are able to be air conditioned between 9:00 pm and 7:00 am each day.
Teams will eat breakfast and lunch in the kitchen located within the dorm building. Breakfast will be breads, cereals, yogurt, and fruit. Lunch will be traditional Mexican fare prepared by a national cook. Dinner most nights will be with the children of Casa Hogar.
Teams fly to the Acapulco International Airport (airport code ACA). Airlines will occasionally offer direct flights. However, if that is not an option for your group, we recommend the Continental Airlines flights because they do have a direct flight from Houston. The Delta Airlines itinerary goes through the Mexico City airport, and that can be somewhat confusing for an inexperienced traveler.
Teams will work on construction projects at the orphanage in the mornings, and then have direct ministry time with the Casa Hogar children in the afternoons before dinner. Please be aware that the children of Casa Hogar attend church every Sunday, many attend a Christian school, and a have a decent understanding of the Gospel. The kids need help with Gospel application, so please come prepared with activities and teaching directed towards deepening the children's understanding of what it means to have a Gospel-focused life.
Most of the children at Casa Hogar have parents and families, so they cannot be adopted. They are at Casa Hogar because their families do not have the resources to care for them, but some still have contact with the children.
Teams have a day-off schedule for Wednesday of their mission week. Teams will have a variety of "touristy" options to do throughout the day.
No! Even a small amount of Spanish is very helpful in
building relationships with the Casa Hogar children and national staff, but
interpreters will be provided for the ministry and construction times.
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