Chiapas Mission Trip

Dates How many Location Price
June 22, 2023
July 2, 2023
20-40 people Chiapas, Mexico $1,450 (Plus your airline ticket and personal expenses)

Trip Overview

Answer God’s call to be part of a multifaceted mission in Mexico that includes building a church (possibly multiple), participating in dental/medical clinics, and preaching or assisting in evangelistic meetings or children’s VBS. God has an incredible opportunity for you to share Jesus in a variety of ways, and there is something for everyone who goes to contribute.

We will work with the local Conference, pastors, and members to bring hope and healing to this area. The Conference has purchased land in select villages to plant new congregations. We will do medical, evangelism, and church construction in these areas.

The construction and medical clinics will take place in the morning. Trip members may choose one or the other to participate. The evangelism meetings and VBS will take place in the evening. All participants will be assigned to a church site in some capacity and serve each evening in their role.

This trip will be a life-changing experience as you witness God work miracles in you and the lives of those you reach! You will return home energized, excited about mission in your local church and community, and praying for your next trip! You will make new friends for eternity and never be the same again!

Arrival

June 22, 2023

Departure

July 2, 2023

Travel Information

Volunteers are responsible for purchasing their own airline tickets to and from TBD. All dates exclude air travel time and any additional excursions taken. You may need to purchase airline tickets a day or two before arrival date due to the time difference. If you choose to arrive earlier than the arrival date or depart after the departure date mentioned above, you will be responsible for payment of any additional nights at the hotel. It Is Written representatives will meet all volunteers upon arrival at the airport. Once your airline ticket has been purchased, email a copy of your itinerary to Cathy Quedzuweit at [email protected]

Accommodation Details

Accommodations will be at a local hotel. It Is Written seeks to provide the very best accommodations for reasonable pricing. The mission field will require flexibility and sacrifice. Still, we strive to maintain safety and a comfortable and restful experience.

Participants will have a roommate unless you elect to cover the extra cost of your own room.

Local transportation is provided to and from the airport and all trip destinations.

Three vegetarian meals are provided each day. Due to the local limitations, vegan meals are not always an option, although some selections within a meal may be.

We are unable to accommodate gluten-free or other similar needs. You are always welcome to bring any food items you need. Any food purchases outside of the three meals are the participant’s responsibility.

 

Excursions

To be announced. (All excursions, if any, will be an additional cost.)


Mexico Facts & Figures

Country Overview
Chiapas is home to one of the largest indigenous populations in Mexico; about one-fourth speak Mayen dialects or related languages. More than half of the people inhabit impoverished rural areas, making subsistence agriculture the basis of the state’s economy. Chiapas grows a leading share of Mexico’s corn (maize), along with beans, bananas, coffee, and cacao. Also of note are livestock raising and logging. Petroleum is extracted in the eastern part of the state. Chiapas is home to the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, Chinkultic and Toniná.

Capital
Mexico City

Population
Mexico: 130 million
Chiapas: 5.5 million

Language
Primarily Spanish with some local dialects.

Religion
Nearly 80% of the country claims Roman Catholicism as their belief system. The remaining portion is primarily Protestant and Evangelical.

Climate
The climate is moderate to cool in Chiapas in June, especially in the mountains. The average temperature fluctuates between 65 and 70 degrees.

Currency
Mexican Peso
The currency exchange is about 19.65 Pesos to 1 USD.

Power
Most outlets are 220 and are fitted for a 110. You should check your items to make sure they can accommodate higher voltages. If not, you will need to bring a converter for items such as curling irons, beard trimmers, etc.

Time Difference
Chiapas is in the Central time zone, which is one hour behind Eastern time.

Water
Drink only unopened bottled water or other drinks unless you confirm that it is purified.


Entry Requirements

  1. US Passport not expiring within 6 months of arrival
  2. Return flight info
  3. Printed Hotel Information
  4. Letter of invitation from the Conference (We will provide)
  5. COVID vaccination is not required. COVID testing is not required

Medical Requirements

Check the recommended vaccines and medicine list and consider visiting your Dr. 4-6 weeks before the trip for any further medical advice you need.

CDC Travel Recommendations


Registration Information

Register Online

Registration Forms and Deposit Due
May 15, 2023 ($800)

Final Payment Due
June 1, 2023 ($650)

Payment Options

Pay online
 

Over the phone
Call Cathy Quedzuweit to make a payment by debit/credit card at 423-362-5822

Mail a check to
It Is Written, Attn: Chiapas Mission Trip, P.O. Box 6, Chattanooga, TN, 37401