Oaxaca is among the poorest states in Mexico. Three out of four people here lack access to basic necessities like food, safe water, education, and healthcare. Children in Oaxaca are often forced by their struggling families to drop out of school by the third or fourth grades to pursue low-paying jobs, trapping them in an endless cycle of poverty. This cycle often brings with it drug use, gang membership, and teen pregnancy.
Since 2011, Forward Edge has operated Trigo y Miel (Wheat and Honey), a child-focused, community development program in the materially poor community of Olimpo. Trigo y Miel provides more than 100 children with regular, nutritious meals, safe drinking water, health care, tutoring, and spiritual discipleship.
In 2017, Forward Edge launched a home-building ministry/business called Operation Enduring Homes that provides jobs and safe, affordable earth-block homes to struggling families. In 2018, Directors of Trigo y Miel, Pastor Victor and Lety Velasco began a church which gathers weekly at Trigo y Miel, and is already seeing much fruit in the lives being dedicated to the Lord.
Any team of 10 or more is invited to serve in Mexico. Total trip cost for each team member is $895.
With teams of 15 or more, group leader goes free!