Everyone Welcome to Come: We welcome individuals and groups to visit.
Drive or Fly?: You may choose to travel in a vehicle or fly into the Monterrey International Airport (MTY). In either case we will meet you at your port of entry and get you safely to Galeana.
The Border: You must have a passport and you will need to get a Mexico visa. There is no cost for a seven day visa. If you drive we will meet you at the border near McAllen, Texas and help you with your paperwork. For groups of four or less we will transport you in Mexico to Galeana which is in the state of Nuevo Leon.
If it is a larger group or you just want to bring your car you will have to put up a deposit that will be returned in about a week after you return to the US. The amount varies depending on the age of the vehicle. It is often $500-$600. We also encourage you to get Mexican insurance for your vehicle for the time you are in the country. You can get it in the US or at the border.
The Drive: It is an interesting drive from the border to Galeana. You will drive through Reynosa, population about 1M, elevation 108 feet to semi-arid desert, orange tree valley and finally into the Sierra Madre mountains. Galeana is at an elevation of about 5,430. However, at 12,205 feet high Potosi’s Mount towers over the town on one side and another range on the other side.
Accommodations: We will house you and feed you. Nothing fancy, you may have to sleep on an air mattress, and there maybe some inconveniences, but the Lord will bless you while you are here!
Ministry: We have contacts with an extensive informal network of small town and rural pastors. Simply visiting some of the more remote locations encourages and renews congregations. We also have ministry facilities in Galeana that need work. Plus, we hold children’s and youth events where we would welcome help. There is always lots to do.
Safety: Is it safe? That is the most common question we are asked in the US. We have never felt threatened or endangered. You will see military and special state police, but that is a good sign that there is civil order. Plus, we have Jesus and there is no safer place than in His arms.
Food & Water: The food is very good and we always have purified water on hand for drinking. When visiting a remote village they usually feed us homemade tortillas, scrambled eggs and beans. It is always delicious.