March 14-20, 2020

Hope partners with the organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM), and for this particular trip, participates in their Missions Adventures program intended for junior high and high school students. When you participate in the Mission Adventures experience, you’ll not only see God change the lives of those you minister to, but you’ll see Him transform your own life too.

The team will have a dynamic week full of opportunities for outreach as well receiving inspiring training in discipleship – geared toward helping students realize how God is at work in their lives and being able to share their story. The week includes amazing nights of worship, a speaker, and a variety of opportunities for students to get out of their comfort zones, serve in simple and profound ways, and experience God in a different way than they may have before!

Outreach Opportunities:

  • Evangelism: This could include working with an orphanage, soup kitchen, rehab center etc. YWAM tries to meet spiritual and physical needs, so there may be some light manual labor involved.
  • Build a House: Help build a home alongside a family in need, who has taken the initial step of purchasing land but needs assistance in building a structure that is adequate for their family. *No construction experience necessary.

Trip Dates: March 14-20, 2020
Trip Cost: $1,600
Trips open to: Those attending Ignition in Waukee may apply.
Application deadline: Dec. 14, 2019

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Questions? Contact Missions Coordinator lyndsay.thrane@hopewdm.org or 515-222-1520.


How do we get there?
Trip participants will depart from Des Moines and fly into San Diego, California. Upon arrival, the team will be met by YWAM staff and will travel across the border to the Ensenada Campus of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) located in Ensenada, Mexico.

Where do we stay?
The teams will stay in the safe and secure YWAM housing on their beautiful campus located in Ensenada, Mexico.

What does the cost include?
The total cost covers airfare, food, and lodging.

Passport and vaccination costs, food while travelling, and souvenirs are additional.

What travel documents do I need?
A current U.S. passport is required. Click here for more information on acquiring a passport.

What immunizations do I need?
Currently, there are no required vaccinations for travel into Mexico. For more info on recommended vaccinations click here.

When are payments due?
A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. Please note that two months before departure, at least 50 percent of the trip total must be paid. One month prior to departure, trip must be paid in full. 

Is it safe?
Since 1987, Youth With A Mission has had hundreds of thousands of participants at their locations in Baja California, Mexico. Not one of their participants has experienced an incident of violent crime. 

Like in any country, there is violence in Mexico. Most of it is gang related. However, over 100,000 U.S. and Canadian residents live along the coast of Northern Baja, where both their campuses are located.  

YWAM works hard to ensure that their trips are as safe as possible and appreciate the trust that many groups place in them by joining them to serve in Mexico.