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2020 Summer Teams

McAllen, Texas

Trip Details


Cost: $624 + airfare
Dates: May 16 – 23, 2020 (8 days)
Team Size: 8 people max
     Team Leader: Edgar Molina

About this Trip

As a member of this team, you’ll have the opportunity to serve alongside several on-going ministries that are meeting the physical and spiritual needs of immigrants and community members in McAllen, Texas. While in this border city, you’ll partner with local ministries and program that are helping to bring change and transformation. Meet physical needs by preparing hot meals and eating with newly arrived immigrants, partner with a local school that provides quality Christian education, help run a clothing pantry for families in need, and of course, play soccer with children and youth. Serve alongside WGM missionaries and see how God is moving among the ministries in McAllen. Sit with people, pray with people, and serve in the name of Christ.

Cost & Payment

Total Trip Cost:

The cost is $624 plus airfare. The final total varies, depending on team size and flight costs that vary depending on your departing airport location. Your final trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights are expected to be around $400.



All funds will be raised through an individual account you will receive with WGM. WGM has its own “Go Fund Me” platform for you to raise money with no fee. You will be provided with a detailed list of those who give to your trip.

What is include in the trip cost:

  • Domestic airfare
  • Housing and food (3 meals a day)
  • Transportation while in McAllen
  • Ministry supplies
  • Insurance
  • Team shirt and WGM journal
  • Administrative costs

Costs not included in the trip price are: meals while in airports during travel days when traveling to and from the U.S., any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, phone calls, and other personal items.

Payment Schedule:

February 15, 2020—1/3 of cost



March 15, 2020—2/3 of cost



April 15, 2020—Final Balance

Requirements

Application Process:

All team members must complete a set of application items provided by WGM which includes:

  • Application
  • Health form
  • WGM travel release
  • Background check (for those age 18 and older)
  • Spiritual leader reference

Documents needed prior to travel:

  • A valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License)

Expectations:

You understand that this mission trip starts the day that you apply. As part of a WGM team, you commit to reading all material and emails pertaining to the trip. You also commit to attending virtual meetings with your team leader and fellow team leaders, recognizing that these are vital to maximizing the effectiveness of the team. For this team, these virtual meetings will start at least five months prior to the trip and will happen at least five times. These virtual meetings will focus on spiritual preparation, developing team unity, and preparing for the trip. You also understand that you will need to provide the funds for the trip, either through fundraising or personal contributions.

Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrive in McAllen, Texas; orientation to ministries and culture

Day 2: Church; Evangelism Seminar; Street Evangelism

Day 3: Serve at Taylor Christian School; Taylor Community Center; soccer

Day 4: Partner with Mateo 25:35: prepare meals and eat with immigrants

Day 5: Serve at Sparrows Nest (clothing pantry); partner with Iglesia Evangelica Cristiana for evening children’s program

Day 6: Partner with Safehaven for Kids (foster kids emergency housing); soccer

Day 7: Outing; host community cookout; soccer

Day 8: Clean up; departure

Edgar MolinaEdgar first felt called to short-term missions in 2011 to serve in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. God initiated him through this process of experiencing missions, and He placed in Edgar a love for missions and discipleship. As Edgar continued to follow Jesus, God called him out from civil service after 12 years in Supply Chain Management. God has led Edgar on a journey to pursue fulltime ministry working with World Gospel Mission as the West Coast Mobilizer. This opportunity has given him the honor and privilege to glorify God. Edgar is passionate about discipling inside and outside the church. Mission mobilization feels like a very natural part of his call. He is thankful for the opportunity to lead this team.