As one of the states most affected by the immigration debate in our country, New Mexico is situated in a ripe position to share the message of Christ’s love. Located in the southwestern desert of the US, New Mexico is poised to minister to a large Hispanic population as well as a great Native American population. Ministering to the Native American cultures in New Mexico is a greatly needed opportunity for teams. A variety of outlets including Backyard Bible clubs, community surveys, construction, block parties, community outreach and food/clothing distribution are available to mission trip groups.
There is no official language of New Mexico. However, English and Spanish are spoken in almost equal proportions here.
New Mexico has the highest population of Hispanic descendants than any other state in the US and is only 2nd in Native American residents (to Alaska). The most populous tribes include the Navajo, Apache, Pueblo and Ute.
The weather in New Mexico is typically dry with less than 12 inches of rainfall per year. The winters are cold with temperatures in the mountains falling below zero whereas temperatures in the southern end of the state hover around 40. Ski resorts are seen in the mountainous regions of New Mexico. The average summer temperature varies from 70 to 80 degrees across the state.
The cost of trips to New Mexico is $350 per person. This cost includes lodging, food, supplies, t-shirt and devotion booklet. Transportation (including airfare, rental vehicles and gas) is not included and is the responsibility of participating teams.