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2018 Summer Sojourner Chiapas, Mexico

Project #: 6281
Location: Mexico
Dates: May 28, 2018 to July 19, 2018
Length: Short Term - 53 Days
Team Members: 4 student(s) needed
Minimum Education: College student
Cost: $1,749.00 + airfare
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Job Description:
Come join our church planting team! Hike the mountainous terrain of Southern Mexico to tell an unreached people about Jesus!

Cultural Information:
Our town is located at 5,000 ft in the rain forest of southern Mexico. The annual rainfall averages 12 feet. Temperatures range between 40* and 80*F. The primary religion is a syncretized version of Catholicism. The population is 5,000 inhabitants. Approximately 96% are indigenous, and speak an indigenous language. About 60% speak Spanish. Local dress is conservative western. There is a high poverty level.

Geographic Information:
Town or village

Health Considerations:
The team member must be able to hike in mountainous terrain. It is high altitude. Many locals cook over a fire, so there is a lot of smoke pollution in the air. Dietary restrictions would be difficult to accommodate.