With a group of 25 missionaries, including folks from Emmanuel, Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church, and assorted friends, our Amor mission team pulled out of the EPC parking lot on Friday morning, February 17, headed for Puerto Penasco, Mexico. On the first day of building the weather was not entirely cooperative, but an undaunted team of wet and chilly workers finished up the day having successfully poured the concrete slab and built the walls and roof for installation the next morning. On Sunday and Monday the weather was better, the walls went up, the roof went on, windows and doors were installed, stucco was applied, and another snug Amor home was completed. After presenting a beautiful quilt from the Crafters, a gift Bible from the team, and the keys to their new home to Humberto and Berenice and their two sons, a tired but happy team headed back to Phoenix around midday on Monday. The team will be sharing stories and images of this year’s mission trip in worship on Sunday, March 19, so be sure to be present to hear about the team’s ministry in Mexico and see pictures of their work there.
Who is Amor?
We choose to show God’s love through simple, tangible acts of service. Amor demonstrates to the poor the same grace we have all received through Jesus. Our mission statement is:
Amor brings people together to provide transformational experiences that manifest the justice, kindness, and humility of Jesus Christ.
Founded in 1980, the first ministry group participated in a building project at a Tecate orphanage. Today, more than 300 missions groups take part each year in short-term Mission Trips with Amor Ministries! Amor’s mission remains the same. We believe that God has called us to keep families together. As we carry out this mission, we realize that building a house doesn’t just provide shelter. It builds a foundation for the future. 352,000 short-term missionaries, 18,500 homes built, 354 churches planted and built.
An average Amor Impact Trip provides work for 14 local people and utilizes locally sourced materials and food. Currently building in Puerto Penasco and Baja California, Mexico and Delmas, South Africa.