Sendme Refuge (SMR) is excited that you are interested in a mission trip to Tapachula, Chiapas Mexico. If you have ever entertained the idea of sharing your time & talents in mission abroad, SMR would love to invest in you! From experience, we know all teams are created different for a different purpose; therefore, we have the comforts of home to the extreme of staying in the mountains. Opportunities to be a part of a mission team are endless. Each team is created to serve & meet various needs: construction, medical, dental, teaching, gardening, feeding, serving, loving on children & adults — no effort is too small.
SMR can provide assistance from planning your mission trip to fundraising. The cost of the most exciting trip you will ever encounter includes round-trip airfare, travel insurance, mission house lodging, meals, translators, van rentals & fuel for the mission field, and materials needed to complete projects. You will also be able to enjoy some of the local Mexican culture before you head home. Experiences could include street tacos, street quesadilla, seafood at the beach, to a restaurant nestled in the mountains. The scenery includes beautiful volcanoes, local fishing villages, coffee plantations, & the Pacific Ocean.
Of course, the most rewarding thing of all is the smiles you will help create on the faces of the adults & children whose lives you will forever touch by sharing Jesus and His love; yours may just be the life most changed!
Won’t you come see Jesus in a whole new light & experience the unforgettable memories awaiting you in Tapachula?
Wow! What an amazing trip. If you have ever entertained the idea that you may want to experience and serve on a mission trip, this is the one! Archie and Annette, with Send me Refuge are simply amazing. To see their love and passion, not only for the people of Tapachula, for the teams as well, is to truly witness and experience the love of Christ. You will “receive” much more than you can possibly “give”. If you do not see God’s hand at work on your trip, it is because you are not looking! You may come home different than when you left, recognizing how truly blessed you are, and desiring an opportunity to tell your story. Unfortunately, others will be interested, but can’t fully understand your experience until they go for themselves.
Send Me Refuge was an incredibly inspiring and eye-opening experience. Archie and Annette have perfected this week-long trip with such a beautiful balance of loving on God's children, sharing the Gospel of Christ, bettering the living conditions of those living adjacent to the dump, while making sure mission teams explore local areas and amazing food. It would be impossible to spend time with this mission group and not return home appreciating the MANY luxuries we enjoy and take for granted. Those living by the dump are so genuinely happy, when in our eyes, they are barely surviving. The dump itself is totally heartbreaking, seeing so many people - adults and children, making a living by looking for treasures in the trash. Being able to spend quality time with some of these families and children, even with a language barrier, deepened my appreciation even more for 'The Body of Christ' working together to further Christ's Kingdom on earth. As a Catholic too, the diversity of Christ's Body is ever shining with the goal of unifying Christians being of utmost importance in our world today. Thank you Archie and Annette for allowing Christ to use you in such a big way!
I am a Youth Pastor in Birmingham, AL, and I visited SendMe Refuge with a small mission team in the summer of 2018. I've been to many mission trips, but none of them felt as genuine and special as this one. Our team got a realistic view of Tapachula, Mexico. Praying with families door to door, speechless; when our team got back home we all felt empowered to spread the love of Christ even more than when we started this beautiful journey. teaching children, growing closer to our church team, and even eating street tacos, this is a diverse and gospel centered trip that will leave your team.