Team overviews


Thanksgiving trip (november 17-21, 2018)

spring break trip (march 2-8, 2019)


Kid's Ministry

  • Betania: The students of Team Betania are invited to join the local church in its efforts to share the love of Jesus through programs intentionally geared toward engaging children and youth. The team partners with the Mexican church in its mission to reach the community of Mexicali for Christ, specifically children in neighboring areas. They put on events, such as VBS, to engage the local children in fun and spiritual building activities to teach the love of Christ in a fun and entertaining way. This kids’ ministry team also engages with public schools near the church, helping build bridges between the local church and public schools.

  • Getsemani: The students of Team Getsemani are invited to join the local church in its efforts to share the love of Jesus through programs intentionally geared toward engaging children and youth. The team partners with the Mexican church in its mission to reach the community of Mexicali for Christ, specifically children in neighboring areas. They put on events, such as VBS, to engage the local children in fun and spiritual building activities to teach the love of Christ in a fun and entertaining way. This kids’ ministry team also engages with public schools near the church, helping build bridges between the local church and public schools.

  • Remidos Por Gracia: The students of Team Redimidos Por Gracia are invited to join the local church in its efforts to share the love of Jesus through programs intentionally geared toward engaging children and youth. The team partners with the Mexican church in its mission to reach the community of Mexicali for Christ, specifically children in neighboring areas. They put on events, such as VBS, to engage the local children in fun and spiritual building activities to teach the love of Christ in a fun and entertaining way. This kids’ ministry team also engages with public schools near the church, helping build bridges between the local church and public schools.

  • Sendero de la Fe: The students of Team Sendero de la Fe are invited to join the local church in its efforts to share the love of Jesus through programs intentionally geared toward engaging children and youth. The team partners with the Mexican church in its mission to reach the community of Mexicali for Christ, specifically children in neighboring areas. They put on events, such as VBS, to engage the local children in fun and spiritual building activities to teach the love of Christ in a fun and entertaining way. This kids’ ministry team also engages with public schools near the church, helping build bridges between the local church and public schools.

  • Templo de la Alabanza: The students of Team Templo Alabanza are invited to join the local church in its efforts to share the love of Jesus through programs intentionally geared toward engaging children and youth. The team partners with the Mexican church in its mission to reach the community of Mexicali for Christ, specifically children in neighboring areas. They put on events, such as VBS, to engage the local children in fun and spiritual building activities to teach the love of Christ in a fun and entertaining way. This kids’ ministry team also engages with public schools near the church, helping build bridges between the local church and public schools.

Orphanage Teams

  • Baja Sus Alas: Baja Sus Alas is an orphanage team that serves the children and staff of the facility. The team promotes their physical, emotional, and spiritual development through a variety of activities, and simply spending time with the children, who range in age from elementary to high school age. The students partner with this local orphanage to provide an atmosphere that builds faith in God for children of less fortunate circumstances. The team strives to show the children they are loved not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • Betesda: Betesda is an orphanage team that serves the children and staff of the facility. The team promotes their physical, emotional, and spiritual development through a variety of activities, and simply spending time with the children. The students partner with this local orphanage to provide an atmosphere that builds faith in God for children of less fortunate circumstances. The team strives to show the children they are loved, not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • Casa de Bendicion: Casa de Bendicion is an orphanage team that serves the children and staff of the facility. The team promotes their physical, emotional, and spiritual development through a variety of activities, and simply spending time with the children. The students partner with this local orphanage to provide an atmosphere that builds faith in God for children of less fortunate circumstances. The team strives to show the children they are loved, not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • Mefi-Boset: Mefi-Boset is an orphanage team that serves the children and staff of the facility. The team promotes their physical, emotional, and spiritual development through a variety of activities, and simply spending time with the children. The students partner with this local orphanage to provide an atmosphere that builds faith in God for children of less fortunate circumstances. The team strives to show the children they are loved, not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ. This orphanage is unique in the way that it provides education to the children who live there and the children are often able to continue to see their parents while having a safe and consistent place to live.

Event Staff Teams

  • Barnabas: The Barnabas team is the prayer and encouragement team that serves as supporters of the other Mexico Action Teams through intentional encouragement and prayer. Team Barnabas is a part of our event staff and spends their days waking up camp, praying teams as they leave for the day, visit teams at their sites to pray for the facility and the local community, and provide spiritual encouragement to students throughout camp. The team plays a critical role in the infrastructure of the camp physically and emotionally, and acts as a beacon of light to teams on difficult days of service. They choose to serve the students primarily, however still continue to spread their service to the locals they encounter.

  • Nehemiah: Team Nehemiah is the team that oversees kitchen and camp operation. The team provides integral support through camp setup and teardown, general maintenance, and preparation and cooking of meals daily to all the ministry teams serving during the trip. They choose to choose the students primarily, however still continue to spread their service to the locals they encounter. Team Nehemiah serves in an environment that is conducive to the building of intentional relationships between APU students and staff, as they work closely with the kitchen staff, who are locals of Mexicali and serve with our organization each year.

  • Stephen: This event staff team centers around humility and service, and strives to develop the community of Mexico through partnership with the city of Mexicali and the students who attend the trips. Team Stephen seeks to transform the physical aspect of the community through park and street restoration projects, and to also transform the spirit of the community by providing a tangible example of Christ’s love. They use their ability to provide for these communities to also share the gospel with those who may not know it and to be a listening ear to those who want to share their story. The team strives to show the people they serve that they are loved, not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ.

Team Luke: Public Health Teams

  • Team 1 (Mexicali): This public health team is a mobile team that works alongside local and American medical professionals to set up medical clinics and provide health care, education, and access to medications that people in the community do not often have. This team works specifically in the neighborhoods around Mexicali, and often partners with sites other teams are serving with. They set up clinics in churches, orphanages, community parks, and many more locations to serve those in need. These students are able to be apart of a team who is able to bring medical care to people who do not otherwise have access to the opportunity due to financial, transportation, or health reasons.

  • Team 2 (Mobile): This public health team is a mobile team that works alongside local and American medical professionals to set up medical clinics and provide health care, education, and access to medications that people in the community do not often have. These students are able to be apart of a team who is able to bring medical care to people who do not otherwise have access to the opportunity due to financial, transportation, or health reasons. This team also provides public health education seminars to junior high and high school students within various public schools in Mexicali about topics of the school’s choosing, such as mental health, nutrition, and exercise.

  • Team 3 (Mobile): This public health team is a mobile team that works alongside local and American medical professionals to set up medical clinics and provide health care, education, and access to medications that people in the community do not often have. These students are able to be apart of a team who is able to bring medical care to people who do not otherwise have access to the opportunity due to financial, transportation, or health reasons. This team also provides public health education seminars to junior high and high school students within various public schools in Mexicali about topics of the school’s choosing, such as mental health, nutrition, and exercise.

  • Team 4 (San Luis): This public health team is a mobile team that works alongside local and American medical professionals to set up medical clinics and provide health care, education, and access to medications that people in the community do not often have. This team works specifically in the neighborhoods around San Luis, a neighboring city to Mexicali. They set up clinics in churches and also spend time in the local dump, where hundreds of San Luis locals live. These students are able to be apart of a team who is able to bring medical care to people who do not otherwise have access to the opportunity due to financial, transportation, or health reasons.

Community Health Teams: 

The mission of the community health team, previously known as holistic care, is to provide support for the marginalized persons within the Mexicali health care system by sharing Christ’s love with them.

  • Refugio de Amor: This is a healthcare team that focuses on reviving the body, mind, and spirit of forgotten people groups in Mexico, specifically men with various forms of mental illness and disabilities. Refugio de Amor is a men’s mental health center that cares for disabled and mentally ill men on a full time basis to provide them a safe place to live, as these men would otherwise be on the streets. The team focuses on the relational development of the whole person by taking into consideration the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each individual. They work with the staff to provide care, activities, and emotional support to the men who live there and they strive to show the men they are loved not only by them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • Esedin Autismo: This is a healthcare team that focuses on reviving the body, mind, and spirit of forgotten people groups in Mexico, specifically children with various types of autism and other disabilities. Esedin Autismo is an Autism Center that cares for disabled children in the community during the day, where the children receive an education, support, and interaction with other children of their level. The team focuses on the relational development of the whole person by taking into consideration the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each individual. They work with the staff to provide care, activities, and emotional support to the children who attend the facility on a daily basis. The team strives to show the children they are loved not only by them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • Casa de Abuelo: This is healthcare team that focuses on reviving the body, mind, and spirit of forgotten people groups in Mexico, specifically the elderly. Casa de Abuelo is a Elderly Care Center that houses elderly from the community to give them a comfortable home and access to health care assistance on a daily basis. The patients at this site have been placed there by family members who cannot care for them any longer, or found on the streets. Most of the patients do not have family that visit them or support them, so our presence is important and greatly appreciated. The team focuses on the relational development of the whole person by taking into consideration the physical, emotional,and spiritual well-being of each individual. They work with the staff to provide care, activities, and emotional support to the residents living in the facility. The team strives to show the residents they are loved, not only by them, but also everyday by Christ.

Community Development Teams

  • Drama: The Drama team is a self directed group of students who desire to share the Gospel through performing arts. This ministry uses creative arts to provide inspirational and evangelical drama messages so that hearts may be opened by a different method of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are one of our mobile teams who travel to two to three sites each day of service to bring their art to churches, orphanages, and various other facilities that Mexico Outreach partners with in Mexicali. This community development team puts together pieces fit for all age groups in order to allow everyone to enjoy and understand the message, even through the language barrier.

  • Noah: This community development team serves in churches, missionary medical facilities, and other locations to assist in construction of buildings, houses, storage units, or other needs voiced by the community members of Mexicali and San Luis. They aim to help those in need of a new physical structure by fundraising and providing labor for the project and working alongside a local or American contractor to see the work is done correctly. They use their ability to provide for these communities to also share the gospel with those who may not know it and to be a listening ear to those who want to share their story. The team strives to show the people they serve that they are loved, not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • Sports & Recreation: The sports team is a community development team that builds relationships on the soccer fields and park fields in the Mexicali communities around sites we partner with. They are a mobile team that visits two to three sites per day to bring athletic games and activities to groups of children at churches and orphanages and adults at the prison and mental health facilities. They have the unique opportunity to work with a variety of people through their work with multiple sites and are able to create cross cultural relationships through playing sports.

Men's Ministry Teams

  • Men's Prison & Ministry: This men’s ministry team has the opportunity to spend their mornings visiting the men’s ward of the local prison in Mexicali and is allowed spend time and interact with prisoners in the yard during their time outside their cells. They get to hang out with the men through playing sports, relationship building, and the sharing of testimonies of Jesus’ work in their lives. In the afternoons, the team travels to other sites, such as a men’s rehabilitation center and an immigrant support center. The men on this team strive to share the gospel with the men who may not know it and to be a listening ear to those who want to share their story. The team strives to show the men they are loved, not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ.

Women's Ministry Teams

  • Women's Prison & Ministry: This women’s ministry team has the opportunity to spend their mornings visiting the women’s ward of the local prison in Mexicali and is allowed spend time and interact with prisoners in the yard during their time outside their cells. They get to hang out with the women through playing sports, relationship building, and the sharing of testimonies of Jesus’ work in their lives. In the afternoons, the team travels to other sites, such as a women’s rehabilitation center, an immigrant support center, and partnering with a local business owner to provide discipleship classes to the women in their community. The women on this team strive to share the gospel with the women who may not know it and to be a listening ear to those who want to share their story. The team strives to show the women they are loved, not only by the them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • VIFAC (Expectant Mothers Support Center): This women’s ministry is an expectant mothers support center helps pregnant women and their children by way of relationship building, sharing personal testimonies, praying for one another, and engaging in crafts and other activities with the women. The mission of VIFAC is to promote life and family and to encourage mothers with unexpected pregnancies.he goal of this team is to offer support, encouragement, and hope for a better future. This team strive to empower these women to believe in themselves despite their pasts and remind them they are loved, not only by them, but also everyday by Christ.

  • CAVIM (Domestic Violence Shelter for Women & Children): This is a women’s ministry team that focuses on serving women and their children through relationship building, sharing personal testimonies, praying for one another, and engaging in crafts and other activities with the women. The women living at this domestic violence shelter for women and children facility seek asylum from abusive and difficult backgrounds. The goal of this team is to offer support, encouragement, and hope for a better future. This team strive to empower these women to believe in themselves despite their pasts and remind them they are loved, not only by them, but also everyday by Christ.