Short Term Teams
Come and be a part of the exciting ministry here at Roca Blanca Mission Base in Oaxaca, Mexico. We are a 24 hour drive from the border of Texas, or a short 3-5 hour flight from most cities in the U.S. You and your team have the opportunity to minister to, and bless some of the poorest regions in all of Mexico. With 16 major language groups with 155 dialects among them scattered throughout the mountains of this rugged state, including Mixteco, Chatino, Amuzgos, and Zapoteco, you have the unique opportunity of ministering to still unreached people groups. Oaxaca has at least 40 groups of people that have been classified as “unreached” according to missiological research, and has the highest concentration of unreached people groups in the Western Hemisphere!
We welcome all kinds of teams or individuals for short term service. Most of our teams come with some medical personnel. And normally there are team members that will have prepared activities for children, or ready to participate in a building project in conjunction with the Clinic team, or some other skill to help us in our medical work in our village and in our outside medical brigades in the more remote areas.
Several universities with nursing schools have sent us their students for from one to six weeks. With our permanent staff and visiting physicians we’ve been able to proctor students for credit with their schools. Others studying pre-med or medical school, Physician Assistant, and Nurse Practitioner have come and received credit for their time here. It’s a desirable atmosphere in which to learn tropical medicine, and at the same time be a deliberate blessing to many in need.
If you’re interested in coming or in bringing a team, please click here.
Also, look through the Orientation page found under the Get Involved tab above, which has more in-depth information about the culture, how to prepare, and much more. Additional orientation for you or your team will be given when you arrive. And, of course, we’re available to answer any concerns or questions that you might have!
Answer the call to preach the good news to every nation and come share the gospel with the indigenous of Oaxaca and the nation of Mexico!
Here’s a really nice video from a Clinic short term trip made in 2013. Enjoy!