Concerned About Safety?
Here's a letter from the Director, Eddie, addressing the issue of safety in Tijuana, Mexico.
If you have anymore questions concerning your safety in Tijuana, please don't hesitate to contact us.
|Mexico Caravan Ministries||
Safety. As the Director of this ministry since 2003 and living in Tijuana since 2008, I have addressed this question more times than I can count. “Is it safe to serve in Tijuana?” “Is it safe to bring a group of high school students into this ‘foreign land’ south of the border?”
I have answered this question in many ways over the years, but the best way is to highlight our record. We have hosted over 6,500 participants since 2011 & we have been growing consistently since 2013. This growth is due in part to a clear reduction of the negative perception that Tijuana is dangerous. Please understand…I have always been at peace both living here & allowing groups to come & serve. As a ministry we have instituted policies & practices to ensure the safety of both our staff & our participants. We strive to be wise, purposeful & methodical in all we do, where we go & how we approach the nationals & the culture. I believe people can come without major safety concerns. With good attitudes, respect for the culture and our guidelines, people can have a positive experience with us in Tijuana!
I also know that sometimes things happen even if we do everything right. We have a sovereign God & we must trust Him with our lives at home & wherever He leads us. That said, I cannot promise Tijuana is safe & that nothing bad will happen any more than I can promise that you will be safe backing out of your own driveway. I can say that after thirteen years of doing fulltime ministry in Mexico I feel totally confident in inviting & allowing anyone to come serve with us! I go back to our record: in the past thirteen years none of our participants has experienced any harm!
& the culture. I believe people can come without major safety concerns. With good attitudes, respect for the culture and our guidelines, people can have a positive experience with us in Tijuana!
Feel free to call with further questions or concerns. You can reach me at the office number below or my cell @ 619-654-1777. I look forward to the conversation.
In His Love,