Starting this Fall I'm helping our missions partner, Praying Pelican Missions, get started in Tijuana and northern Baja, basically within 2 hours of the San Diego border.
I love PPMs philosophy of ministry and I'm doing this with them because I've seen their work in other areas of the world... they are doing great short-term missions in places that have lots of history of very bad short-term missions.
That's the point of this short survey. I'm aware that launching this initiative comes with baggage for a lot of people. As we get going in TJ/Northern Baja we want to make sure we're listening well to the hopes, questions, and concerns of people who have experienced good & bad missions in Mexico in the past so that we can make sure to avoid those pitfalls.
Likewise, as we develop partnerships with host churches I'd love to have a sense of what fellow North American churches might be interested in when it comes to partnering with a congregation in Northern Baja and the Tijuana area.