Our ministry partner in Yucatan works in small towns and villages near Izamal. These towns still have many families that come from Mayan descent. The Mayan history and culture are very rich, but it also leads people away from Christ. The Mayan religion is polytheistic (many gods), but heavily focused on animism. The pyramids and temples they built were made to honor their gods, and many of those temple ruins are still standing today. Our partner is planting churches and making disciples in small town throughout the state of Yucatan. Your group can join us as we reach individuals and families and share the Good News with them!
Ministry opportunities:
  • Sports camps and clinics – soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, basketball
  • Local Church ministry – assist local churches with special events and outreaches
  • Light Construction projects – paint schools and churches, service projects, landscaping
  • Prayer walking – going to new areas and neighborhoods and praying for people
  • Movie Night – showing the Jesus Film or other movies in order to share the Gospel
  • VBS and Bible clubs – crafts, games, songs, Bible stories, testimonies, and more
  • Youth Outreach event – special youth nights or events that aim to share the Gospel
  • Training events for First Responders – especially police and EMT’s
Leisure Activities:
  • Chichen Itza ruins – full day touring these famous Mayan ruins
  • Swimming in Cenotes – an underground chamber or cave where you can swim
  • Mayan Ruins – there are several lesser known Mayan ruin sites around Izamal
  • Souvenir shopping in Merida – the capital of the state of Yucatan
Travel: Best option is to fly into Merida (MID) airport. You can also fly into Cancun (CUN) and travel to Merida or Izamal by bus.