At the present time, we are still moving forward with plans for Ensenada 2019. Some concerns have been raised regarding border security issues, but our friends near the San Diego-Tijuana border assure us that it's "business as usual." The dates are July 9-21. Both adult and student leaders are needed, as well as participants. For senior citizens wanting to fly, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A few of us will fly to San Diego on Thursday, July 11, returning on Saturday, July 20.
Just to be safe, we are requiring EVERYONE to have a passport or passport card this year. The card is easier and cheaper to obtain, but you will need to allow time for processing for either. Those under 18, traveling without a parent will still need parental release of liability and permission to cross the border or obtain medical treatment, if necessary.
The registration form is here. Please contact the MOSES office, if you have questions.
ίVAMOS A ENSENADA!
If you would like to participate in any of these trips, please fill out the registration form and select the trip you wish to participate in.
For trips to Mexico or Canada please mail the necessary forms to the MOSES Office at:
1380 Spaulding Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
MOSES began taking youth groups on weekend trips in 1989. At that time, there was very little being offered to youth by way of short-term missions. We sought inner-city ministries in Chicago, initially, most of which were located in the Humboldt Park area, mainly settled by Puerto Ricans. We soon branched out to the south side, inhabited mainly by African Americans. We still do serve occasionally in Chicago (Roseland Christian Ministries), but recently, most weekend trips have gone to the Rosedale Park Church in Detroit. Rosedale, is mainly an African American church, but is very committed to racial reconciliation. They are also living out the Great Commission by making disciples in their own community. As a means to this end, they are providing many services to assist the under-resourced folks in their neighborhood. The church has bought several houses on the street where the church is located and is renovating them to provide these services or to provide homes for the homeless.
Our weekend trips normally are provided for a church youth group – usually high school age, but this is somewhat negotiable. The cost is $50 per person, which covers transportation, lodging, and food on location, work project, devotions and cross-cultural worship. Trips leave on Friday afternoon and return Sunday afternoon or evening. These trips are also great “starter” trips for families with children who have not gone on a service project previously.
We offer weekend trips to Detroit or Chicago, leaving on Friday late afternoon and returning on Sunday evening. We will provide the transportation, leadership, work sites, accommodations and meals. You provide the willing hands. Put a group together, or join a group already going, and see how just a couple of days can help improve a community.
If you are interested in a MOSES weekend trip, contact Rob Bergman at
MOSES will be transitioning all of our documents to online (electronic) forms within the next year or so. MOSES would prefer that everyone fill out their trip registration online. However the following Trip Registrations are also available for print. Thank you for your patients in this time of transition. God Bless
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