Making a Difference “Global Bootcamp”


Every year, we take a group of volunteers down to Mexico to build houses for families. In the community where we build, people live in hastily made shelters, with walls made of scraps, no locking doors, and roofs that are far from waterproof, nothing to keep the dangers of the world outside.  So every year we travel down there to build modest houses that allow these people to do things we take for granted, like locking their door and feeling safe from the elements.

This is the experience of making a difference globally, but something happens after we come back, we find that our confidence that we can make a difference at home jumps to the next level.  We feel empowered to help as we have never felt before.

Friends Church wants to invite you to be a part of this project and experience Making a Difference Globally.

The 2020 trip dates are March 21 – 29th. It is never to early to start planning for next year. (This is spring break for the Calgary Public School system)

Take advantage of our early bird pricing by registering and making your trip deposit prior to Dec 9th. Trip cost after Dec 9th will increase by $300.00

If you would like to get the most up to date information about Mexico, please check out the FAQ post below. Please don’t hesitate to contact Carmen Kokot with any additional questions you might have at

Invite a friend to join you and make 2019 your year

Click the registration link below to register for the Project Mexico 2019 trip. (Deadline Jan 16)

Detailed Trip Info Page

Registration Link

Trip Deposit Link


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April 2, 2019

We made it home safe – So now what?

The plane touched down safely and we exited the custom door to warm embraces from family and friends. The trip may be over but the impact that it has had…
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March 31, 2019

Free Day

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March 30, 2019

Day 7 – Awareness

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March 28, 2019

Day 4 & 5 – Gratitude and Being In the Moment

Day 4 - Gratitude Our last day on our build sites brought us many moments of thankfulness as our word of the day was gratitude.  There was more than enough…
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March 27, 2019

Day 4 – Kindness

Day 3 – Kindness is key In addition to patience, encouragement, and curiosity, this morning we added ‘kindness’ to our words of the day. Kindness towards our Baja Camp cooks,…
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March 26, 2019

Day 3 – Curiosity

We woke up on Monday to yet another beautiful day and after an amazing breakfast and morning fire, we set off for our sites with today’s word in mind: curiosity.…
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March 25, 2019

Day 2 -The word of the day was Encouragement

Day 2 – First day on our build sites This morning we woke in our tents to the sweet sound of roosters, music from the neighbouring factory and barking perros.…
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March 24, 2019

Tijuana here we come!!!

Today started early with the team meeting at the airport at 5 am. There was an excitement, mixed with nerves. New people, a new experience and for most a language…
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April 4, 2018

Thank you

It always takes me a couple of days after getting home from this trip to process the entire experience. That being said the one thing that I feel immediately is…
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