Once a small fishing town, Puerto Peñasco has grown to have a population of almost 63,000 people. It has become one of Northern Mexico's preferred beach resort destination cities. Sitting only 100km from the US state of Arizona, many Americans head down each year to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and beachside scenery.
While Puerto Peñasco is a great place for a vacation, residents living there still struggle to thrive. Tourism and fishing remain the primary industry and with almost 3% of the population over 15 years old illiterate, the under-educated residents living in Puerto Peñasco lack the opportunity to break free from generational poverty.
This journey will mark the shortest trip in Impact Nations' history. Lasting only 5 days, it will open the door to families and people who are unable to leave work for extended periods of time.
During the 5-day Journey of Compassion to Puerto Peñasco, you will take part in a construction build project, work with local children, visit local churches and participate in outreaches on three consecutive ministry days. You will heal the sick and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those in the greatest need.
Join in what God is doing in Puerto Peñasco by bringing practical (construction, investing in kids) and supernatural expressions of God's love.
Be the hands and feet of Jesus as you care for the people who are rebuilding their lives.
God is going to use you, stretch you, empower you, and forever change you and those you encounter.
Impact Nations does NOT require team members to have specific vaccinations. However, there are countries which have their own requirements for entry that dictate if a particular vaccine is required. The best way to know which vaccines may be needed is to discuss the trip with a certified travel clinic doctor. Travel clinic doctors stay up to date on all the vaccine requirements as it relates to travel.
After a fairly early breakfast, we meet for about 45 minutes of worship, prayer and time in care groups. These groups of 6-7 people are a great way to be encouraged and strengthened throughout the Journey. Then we head out to that day’s community. For about six of the days we will conduct mobile medical clinics.* If you’re not a medical person––no worries, most of us aren’t either. But there are important roles for every member, whether praying for the hundreds of sick who will come, distributing anti-parasite medicine, weighing babies, being a runner or helping in the pharmacy. During the day, small groups go out into the community to pray for people on the streets, organize activities for children, and often just listen and love people. In the evening we go back to the community and hold a celebration where there are songs, testimonies, the Gospel is preached and the sick are healed. You are the one who leads people to Jesus and who prays for the sick. These outdoor gatherings always have a major impact on the community and often lead to new churches and ministries being established.
On days when we don’t conduct clinics, we engage in things like visiting an orphanage or school, preaching and baptizing in prisons, doing a feeding program for children, or simple practical projects. On Sundays, the team breaks into small groups and goes to a number of churches where we will preach, teach the congregation how to heal the sick, and give testimonies. This is always a very special day.
*Please note, not all Journeys include medical clinics. Those that do not will have a greater emphasis on projects and outreach.
United State and Canada
All donations made for supporting a particular Journey of Compassion ARE tax-deductible. Call the office for more information.
We are currently not able to give tax receipts in any other countries.
The Journey Donation Target covers everything the team needs from the moment they arrive at the moment they depart as they serve and bless the people in the developing world we are committed to ministering to practically and supernaturally. This includes medical clinic expenses, water filters, food distribution and other tangible meetings of physical needs as determined by the journey location and the pressing needs presented. Also included in the donation are the team's needs while on the ground.
Since we come from different countries and backgrounds, and many of us have never met before, each Journey begins with an orientation and training time, usually for two days, where several things happen:
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