From 2003-2009, I made 6 trips to Mexico to work with a missionary friend who is developing youth camps for use by churches located near the camps. I believe the work being done here is very worth while and I would like to see it continue. I would also like to be able to continue my trips there in the future. So far, I have financed all my trips to Mexico for this purpose almost entirely myself (special thanks to those who have supported me so far!) While I don't like asking for money, I am happy to say that there are more ways to be involved than just making a donation.
To find out more about what we are doing here and how you can be involved, please visit:
And for some pictures of what is going on in Mexico and the work I did, see
So far, I have been able to spend approximately 3 1/2 weeks at a time in Mexico for somewhere between $700 and $900 per trip. So the challenge is this: If I can raise that much before my next scheduled trip, I would be able to make 2 trips in one year instead of one. If I can raise something less than that, I could extend my stay in Mexico equal to a porportion of how much I raise.
Since a good bulk of my expenses are just getting myself there, extending my stay would be the most cost effective.
UPDATE: I married Becky in 2009 and with several children, I have not made any further trips to Mexico. However, I do hope to be able to go again in the future with my family. This will, of course, make the trips considerably more expensive, and I don't anticipate making any such trips until my kids are old enough to travel and work while there. However, any financial support I receive now will either be put towards a future trip or sent to my missionary friend.
You can make a donation directly to my friends' work at the links to Camps International provided above.
If you would like to meet this challenge and help me go to Mexico, please contact me. Thanks!!!