Serve Beyond the Bay Area

Los Altos United Methodist Church sponsors a variety of missions that take church members, friends and guests all over the world to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, bringing the message of love with open arms to others. Often in the course of a mission trip, not only are the people to whom the mission is directed moved by the love of Christ seen in the eyes of the participants, but the participants themselves are awakened to the power of faith in action. Read first-hand testimonies from current and past mission trips on our blog.

Mexico House-Building Trip, April 7–14, 2018

MexicoPut your faith into action! We will be working with AMOR Ministries to build simple two-room houses for the working poor in Tecate, just over the border from eastern San Diego. This trip will change your life as you get to know and fall in love with the people of Mexico who live and work in conditions very different from ours. The trip is open to all ages – no prior experience is necessary. The registration deadline is January 3, with later registrations accepted if there is space available. Check out the FAQs or trip overview, then download a registration form. Financial assistance is available from the Mission Trip Scholarship Fund; please review the scholarship criteria and then submit the application form

Mexico Women’s Build, late June 2018 (dates TBA)

This house-building mission trip is very similar to the April trip but will consist of women and girls under the direction of women and teens who have experience from previous Mexico trips. The June mission team will go either to Tijuana or Rosarito. If you’re looking to participate in this life-changing trip in the company of like-minded females, this trip is for you! Check back in fall 2018 for specific dates and additional information. Financial assistance is available from the Mission Trip Scholarship Fund.

Living Water International

LAUMC has contributed toward and worked on several well-building projects through Living Water International. From 2011 through 2013, LAUMC funded 15 water projects, Living Waterbringing clean water to more than 9,500 people in:

  • Central African Republic
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Peru

In addition, LAUMC has sent two teams of volunteers to Nicaragua and another two people to El Salvador to assist with well drilling. Living Water International has provided detailed reports of our supportive efforts.

Contact Leslie Carmichael for more information about these and other opportunities to serve beyond the Bay Area.