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The World (Mission Trust)
In Mexico we are supporting the Kemp family who moved out to Ensenada in the Northern Baja region of Mexico. We had the pleasure of sending them out from our church to be part of an amazing work in this part of the world. They wanted to be involved in issues of Mercy, Justice, Bringing Hope, Loving the Orphans and discipleship and felt that the work of YWAM San Diego / Baja fitted their goals and missions, so in January 2006, off they went to help bring hope to the people of Mexico.

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) San Diego/Baja was founded in October 1991. The organization grew in response to the needs in the Northern Baja region of Mexico. From a small beginning in which thirty young people participated in a single house building trip, YWAM San Diego/Baja is now hosting thousands of volunteers who participate annually.

With an estimated 5,000 plus people moving into the northern Baja area every month, the need continues to grow. Many are looking for work and opportunities, yet their arrival stretches the capacity of this rapidly growing region. YWAM San Diego/Baja is committed to supporting the region's growth and development by impacting struggling families and assisting them into a home, helping break the cycle of poverty that traps them.

Homes of HopeTarget groups are the poorest of the poor - those in food poverty, that do not have shelter improvement as their first priority and those experiencing basic-needs poverty, who while they can feed themselves, have little left to improve their living conditions. It is recognized that given the right circumstances and assistance, both these groups will be able to change their circumstances and future productivity.

Each home build takes two full working days or a total of 16 hours. Each Home of Hope costs $5100.00 and is paid for by the team that builds it.

There is a selection criteria and guidelines used by the base to help decide who they build for.

  • Land: The families must have rights to their land; whether that means that they own it, or are making payments.
  • Children: The family has children under the age of 18. Typically they look for families with 3 or more children, however exceptions are made depending on the level of hardship discovered.
  • Income: They look for families who would not otherwise have means to build a home, and as such, build for families who make less than $100 US per week.
  • Living Conditions: They look at where the family is living now. Families who have an immediate need for shelter are given the highest preference.
  • Special Circumstances: Families who may not meet all of the above criteria may still qualify due to special circumstances. A family with a higher level of income, for example, may still qualify, if one of the family members had a chronic medical condition that made the situation more difficult, or that was costly to treat.

Tym and Sam are specifically involved leading the discipleship training school. They look after students who are drawn from many countries who have a passion to know God and make him known. The school helps the students to develop in personal character, to cultivate a living relationship with God, and to identify their unique individual gifts and callings in God. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout these courses, preparing the students to reach current and future generations and answer the call to "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations" Matthew 28:19 Students come to Ensenada for 3 months for teaching and training, and then they are off on outreach for 2 months. Some of the places they are sent have been: Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Panama and other parts of Mexico.

Tym and Sam left the UK with four boys, Jacob, Levi, Asher and Noah. However their passion for loving orphans resulted in them adopting two Mexican children Micah and Tianna.

www.thekemps.me.uk

www.ywamsandiegobaja.org

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