PLEASE NOTE: Trips and funding to this project have been paused while we look into the operating status of the orphanage. We will keep our supporters updated as information becomes available to World Servants.
Approximately an hour southeast of San Diego, CA and east of Tijuana, Rancho San Juan Bosco Orphanage is located about 10 minutes inside the Mexican border. For 25 years, the orphanage has been a safe haven for children at risk, including kids who are found on the streets and have no place to go. The local government does not support the orphanage financially, but does use it as a resource to place children, who are taken away from their families until they receive training to care for their children.
Making ends meet is sometimes difficult, but Miseal, director of the orphanage, will never turn a child away! Miseal tells the children that God has provided this place as a home for them where they’ll find food & shelter, love, education, medical attention and most importantly, Jesus.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Our teams provide significant support and relationships to both the staff and children. Miseal says, “When World Servants volunteers come, they show God’s love to the children. It helps support the message that they are loved and God wants them to see this as their home for now.”
World Servants teams help with tasks identified as “urgent needs”. We have built a basketball court, repaired a neighborhood swimming pool, and built classrooms and a medical clinic. In addition, we provide a
1-1/2 to 2 hour daily program for the children, focused on spending time with them through sharing a bible story, singing songs, and playing games. It’s always fun to connect with them! God uses this time to remind them they are
TRIPS TO THIS COMMUNITY
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FOOD, LODGING, & TRAVEL
Participants flying in will want to arrive in San Diego, CA, on Sunday before 2:00pm and rent a vehicle for the week. Once in San Diego, a World Servants leader will meet you to caravan to the orphanage in Tecate, Mexico. The team will be staying at Rancho San Juan Bosco Orphanage in a dormitory on-site. You can expect cold water in the showers. The orphanage staff will prepare authentic Mexican cuisine daily and you’ll enjoy taking your meals with the children. We provide safe drinking water throughout your mission trip.
IS IT SAFE?
TRIP SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Trip safety is extremely important to World Servants and our host community. The community we are working and staying in is considered very safe and we do not anticipate any safety issues.
COVID-19 Safety Response
We are working diligently to address the directives of the communities we serve in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Be assured, World Servants will not hesitate to cancel or suspend a trip if appropriate.
While World Servants does not require participants to be vaccinated, some countries in which we serve may require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test in order to gain entry into the country. World Servants will work with you and your team to make sure you are aware of any travel requirements prior to trip onset.