Friday, September 25, 2009

Project Mexico: Earn Credits!

“We decided to listen to the Holy Spirit instead of the news reports and our hearts told us to come here to minister to the poor.” – Christie Gouletas, group leader from Illinois, PM 2009 trip

Just as Christ sent out the Seventy to minister and spread the Gospel, He also sends us! Project Mexico is a perfect opportunity to go out with love and the Gospel. And, as a School of the 70 student, if you participate in this mission trip, you can earn 50 credits! Read on below.

Project Mexico Summer 2010

Join over 100 other Orthodox adults, young adults, teens from jurisdictions or archdioceses across the US and Canada for a week in Mexico ministering to the poor during 7 days: building new homes (mixing cement, sawing, painting, driving nails, wheelbarrowing, “cheerleading” fellow workers), working and playing, singing, bonding with the boys of an orphanage and the local people, receiving the Eucharist, listening to teaching and inspiration from clergy and BEING the Church through these actions!


Week of June 15-22 or Week of July 6-13, 2010


Fly from Chicago to San Diego, CA and take a van into Mexico (approximately one hour trip from the airport) to St. Innocent Orthodox Orphanage


  • Fund raise independently and through Church activities to defray your costs
  • Cost per participant, $523 ($100 deposit required by Sunday, September 27)
  • Cost of airfare r/t Chicago – San Diego (approx. $340)
  • Passport ($85-$100, valid for international travel by air, sea or land) or Passport Card ($35/minor & $45/adult, valid for border crossings or sea ports of entry only)
  • Get immunizations! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that ALL travelers be up to date on normal childhood immunizations and recommend typhoid and Hepatitis A for Mexico
  • Gather donations for St. Innocent Orphanage independently and through Church activities
  • Chaperones: 1 adult per 5 youth (ages 14-18) will accompany group. From St Luke's: Maria & Suzanne Kopulos, Fr. Andrew Harrison, Michaelyn Sloan
  • Youth under age 14 need to be accompanied by parent
To learn more or sign up, contact Michaelyn Sloan, ivanoff48(at)yahoo(d0t)com.

Visit the Project Mexico Web site:

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