On June 22, 2009 five of us returned to Vicente Guerrero to follow up on some of
our previous mission trips there. There were families that accepted Christ, and
were very close to accepting. We wanted to meet with them and do some follow up.
As well as evangelizing others that God might show us. There were also plans for
a soccer ministry.
Mexico 2009 Financial Accountability
(Report generated July 25, 2009)
Between June 23 & July 6 2009 our five-member Mexico missionary team (Scott Morgan,
Bob Wade, Ryan Horvath, Randy Murieen, and Casey Conner) was in Vicente Guerrero,
Baja California, Mexico. Our team raised money for the trip by doing odd jobs, through
community donations, and our largest fundraiser, the June 20th Mexican dinner/auction
at the Scott Bar Community Hall.
The following accounting is to fulfill our commitment to financial accountability/transparency
for our Mexico trip. It is also a way to demonstrate our gratefulness for all of
those who have expressed their generosity and support towards us. Thank you.
The total amount of support that we raised was $3,969.35.
We started the trip with a goal to build 10 sets of bunk beds for children that did
not have them. We actually built 12 sets; 2 of those 12 we commissioned a drug and
alcohol rehabilitation center to build for us (supplying them with building materials).
These 2 sets of bunk beds were built for another drug and rehabilitation center for
men who are trying to start a new life. 3 sets of the bunks were placed in the daycare
where we were staying and the other 7 sets were placed in homes where little resources
were available. Possibly the best example of this was a family of three (father,
mother, and son) living in a cardboard house, with all three of them sleeping on
the ground. They were extremely grateful for their new sleeping arrangement.
We purchased 31 mattresses. The extra mattresses were used for beds that had already
been built but did not yet have mattresses. The cost of the mattresses was $959.54.
The additional cost of the bunk beds including lumber, screws, nails, sandpaper,
etc. was $883.72.
We donated $300.00 to the drug and alcohol rehabilitation center where we placed
the aforementioned 2 sets of bunk beds. This money was designated for electrical
wiring, outlets, switches, fixtures, and other related costs to get the center up
and running. We were told by several sources that the drug and alcohol problem in
that location is severe. In this particular rehabilitation center they were also
going to provide job skill training besides providing the spiritual, psychological,
and physical aide necessary for recovery.
Another aspect of our trip involved organizing two soccer tournaments in two separate
villages. Prizes for the tournament winners were soccer balls. We purchased 7 balls
for prizes totaling $84.00.
Team members; Scott Morgan and Bob Wade did some physical labor at a house being
built for a woman who is currently taking care of disadvantaged children. One of
the boys she is caring for has a rare skin disease where his skin grows faster than
normal creating many life challenges. Before the woman moves into the house with
the kids the kitchen and bathroom needs painting so our team decided to donate $300.00
towards paint supplies.
One small cost incurred on the trip was hiring a woman to translate for some of our
team members during a visit to a nearby town costing $20.00.
Last year, 2008, while building a house for a needy family we met a local Mexican
pastor. We gave him funds for construction materials for his church. He was highly
recommended by locals as trustworthy which was confirmed to us on this 2009 trip.
After seeing what he and his church members had constructed with last years funds
we decided to give him an additional $600.00 for materials to build two roofs. Some
of our team members gave personal monies to help construct a third roof.
Our team used a van which we borrowed from the Casa Hogar Daycare where we were staying.
We spent $105.00 for van gas during our 14 days in Vicente Guerrero. The daycare
primarily takes in children whose mothers are working in the fields during the day.
They have a large bus that goes around picking up the children early in the morning
and later in the afternoon they return the kids back to their homes. While at the
daycare the children are provided breakfast and lunch. Our team would often eat these
two meals with the kids and later in the trip decided to give the daycare $300.00
The morning after we arrived in Vicente Guerrero our team went to help some of the
daycare workers pour a cement slab for a new house being built for a needy Mexican
family. We spent a good chunk of time trying to get the cement mixer engine to run.
At the conclusion of our trip our team decided to give some of our remaining money
to replace the tired engine on the cement mixer. We also gave the other portion of
the remaining money towards the daycare letting us use their van. The total amount
for both was $474.00.
The total for all the above expenditures is $4,026.26. Once again our team started
with $3,969.35 in our general fund and as promised all the funds raised for this
trip went to those in need in Mexico. All of the team’s personal giving was not recorded
in this document, only the money that was raised and designated for this particular
If you have any questions concerning the accounting of this trip you may notify the
following team member;
600 Beaver Creek Road
Klamath River, Ca 96050
Thank you all for your generosity, compassion, and genuine care,