Yucatan Work Trips
Twice a year, teams from the Presbytery of South Alabama travel to Yucatan, Mexico to complete work projects chosen by the local Presbytery.
YOU are invited to be a part of this adventure!
What kind of work? Generally construction, often painting or roofing a sanctuary or C.E. building. There may be an opportunity to help present a VBS or install a water purification system as well.
How long is the trip? Nine days, leaving Tuesday and returning Wednesday.
Where do we stay? In Merida, teams stay at the Hotel del Gobernador, which provides comfortable accommodations including a swimming pool. For projects in rural areas, lodging is provided at local hotels.
What about food and drink? Purified water is readily available everywhere in the Yucatan! Meals at the work site are usually prepared by host churches, while others are eaten in "gringo-safe" restaurants.
What else do we do? Explore Mayan ruins, visit a wildlife refuge, shop Mexican markets, make new friends.
What is the cost? The estimated cost for Winter 2012 is approximately $750 if you stay with families. The cost will be more if you stay in a hotel.
What does that include? Plane fare, hotel accommodations (if not staying with families), transportation in-country, most meals, and a local guide/translator.
Are there additional expenses? Yes. Meals at the airport during travel, admission to the ruins, souvenirs and some meals in Yucatan are not included.
Isn't it too hot to work in June? (This is the most frequently asked question!) NO! The construction work is done in the early morning and is usually completed before the hottest part of each day.
What are the dates of future trips? Winter 2012 - January 10-18, 2012. Summer 2012 - June 19-26, 2012.
How do I get more information? Contact Dan McCleave (438-6748) or Valerie Harden (463-5759).
Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name. Psalms 18:49