Comments: Why Mexico?

My aunt went to Juarez a couple years ago on a mission trip with her church and found it to be a moving experience.

However, I would be very wary of traveling there now, as not just the region, but Juarez itself is bleeding with drug violence. With its position on the Southern side of the Rio Grande from El Paso, it is a major route for illegal drug trade.

You might recommend that they check with the State Department prior to going for travel advisories.

On a personal note from me, I have done 9 mission trips in different areas of the U.S. One to Kentucky, one to a Blackfoot Reservation in Montana, and 7 to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Every time coming away with an amazing learning experience.

As to your point about doing this in the U.S., I tend to agree. I believe you have to take care of the home before you go out to save the world.

Posted by Petey at April 10, 2009 01:26 PM