Our Daystar partner in Mexico does ministry in the border town of Nogales. It is approximately one hour south of Tucson, Arizona. Just one mile into Nogales, Mexico is where our partner has a ministry center. The ministry center is designed to house people while they go through a recovery and discipleship process. Most of the people going through the program spend at least 6 months there. Some of them have been living in the US and got deported, while others were hoping to make it into the States but were never able to do so. Others are working their way out of addictions and/or homelessness. There is also plenty of outreach to be done in the local neighborhoods of Nogales.
Ministry opportunities include:
  • Local Church ministry – there is a church plant at the ministry center location
  • Children’s ministry inside the ministry center – help with school work, do Bible studies
  • Children’s ministry in local neighborhoods – run VBS with crafts, games, songs, etc.
  • Men’s Bible studies in ministry center – the men meet 3 times a day for Bible study
  • Work Projects – cleaning, painting, helping with meal prep and dishes, and more
  • Women’s Bible studies in the ministry center – ladies meet twice a day for Bible study
  • Refugee center in town – assist at the refugee center where hundreds of refugees are
  • Special events for ministry center residents – throw a party, take them to the zoo, etc.
Leisure activities include:
  • Hiking in Saguaro National Park – half or full day activity
  • Pima Air and Space Museum – half or full day activity
  • Arizona – Sonora Desert Museum – half or full day activity
  • Tucson Botanical Gardens – half day activity
Most of the leisure activities are back on the US side of the border.
We ask all groups to spend one night in Tucson before flying home, just to ensure that they are in the US and not stuck at the border crossing on day of air travel. Typical border crossing time can be anywhere from 1-3 hours depending upon the traffic. Your quoted price with Daystar will include the 1 night hotel stay in Tucson.
Travel info: fly into Tucson, Arizona (TUS) airport