What to expect:
We will be partnering with Open Arms at The Camalú Project, helping with their childcare center in Camalu, Mexico. Our youth students will have the opportunity to share Christ's love with the children, youth, and community that Open Arms serve.
What we are doing:
Our team will be serving at Open Arms childcare center. We will be working on a variety of projects including food distrubution, construction, Vacation Bible School, serving at High Voltage (youth night), and serving at the Church’s weekend services.
About Open Arms:
Open Arms Childcare Ministries is a non-profit charity that provides no-cost childcare to needy families. We currently have two campuses. Our first campus opened 11 years ago and is located in La Mision, Baja California, Mexico. Our second campus opened on 2016 and is located in Camalu, Baja Cailfornia, Mexico. Open Arms provides assistance to families who are in desperate need of childcare services. Mexico is a third world country with no real form of childcare. because of the drastic decline of the peso, many families are no longer able to survive on the father’s salary alone. This is forcing mothers into the workforce at a fast pace, and their children in turn become victims. Our hope and prayer is to keep families together by providing them with a safe refuge during the day. Our goal is to keep children out of orphanages and off the streets, and bring them into the loving arms of Jesus Christ. The care and assistance we provide for these families extends beyond basic wellbeing and encompasses all facets of a productive lifestyle, which includes but is not limited to academic, religious, and life education.
We believe when people engage in service, it leads to life change. Our short-term trips provide opportunities for people to serve together in various locations around the world. Our belief is that as people chose to serve, whether in one of our churches, in the local community, or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives—for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those that see them choosing to give their time to help someone else.
For those of you who have not gotten involved, we hope this will be the year you choose to begin a lifestyle of service. And to those who are serving, we just want to say thank you. You are the reason the mission is being accomplished.