Mexico Family Mission Trip: YUGO Ministries

June 8-15
For more than 10 years Christ Church has worked with YUGO Ministries in Mexico. Join us in praying for God to bless the 2019 trip.

Team Members

Clayton Brown Gracie Luther Stephanie Powell
Carter Geshke Joey Luther Allen A. Scoggin
Luke Geshke Joe Luther Janet Sheahan
Shellye Geshke Toni Luther Wesley Smith
Joy House David Moody Sarai Grace Stanford
Fran Knotts Betty Moore Pokey Stanford
Jamey Lee Larry Pittman Emma Leigh Stanford
John Mark Lee Mary Elizabeth Pittman Carrie Temme
Julianne Lee Will Pittman Mia Temme

Pray for the team as they serve and work alongside these families:

Daily Prayer Guide

Day 1: Saturday, June 8
The team will travel to San Diego and meet at Point Lomo to spend the night before driving across the border into Mexico.

Pray for the Lord to keep the group safe and bless us with travel mercies.

Pray for a smooth path with all the logistics that happen today—planes, vans, meals, etc. Let our words and actions be a witness to all we come in contact with today. “He will cover you with His feathers…” (Psalm 91:4)

Pray for God to already be at work with the Mendoza Sanchez family and the Sandoval Medina family. These are the two families the team will help build a new home.


Day 2: Sunday, June 9
Pray for organization, energy, ambition and fellowship that blesses all those involved.

Pray for our worship time together prior to traveling across the border into Mexico. As we travel, lay out our plans, preparing for VBS—may we do it all to the glory of God! “We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:3)

Pray for the Mendoza Sanchez family and the Sandoval Medina family that the team will work alongside to help build their home.


Day 3: Monday, June 10
Pray that we start the week strong and focused.

May God help us to give our best as working for the Lord while in Mexico. May He also help us to see with His eyes, to love with His heart and to be Christ’s hands and feet.

Pray for the team as they build and as they invest in the lives of the kids at VBS.

Pray for rest after a long day of work so that the team can be refreshed to give their best.

Join us in praying through the schedule each day:

  • 7:30 a.m. | Chapel

  • 8:15 a.m. | Breakfast

  • 9 a.m. | Leave for ministry site

  • 3-4 p.m. | Arrive back at the YUGO site

  • 6:30 p.m. | Dinner

  • 7:30 p.m. | Chapel


Day 4: Tuesday, June 11
Pray for good health for the team.

Pray for work to be done in a timely fashion and safety while on site.

Pray for godly relationships to be forming between our team and with the families we are working alongside.

May the faith of all be increased and added to this day. “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart…” (Hebrews 10:22)


Day 5: Wednesday, June 12
Pray for VBS leaders and kids that are present each day. “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me…’” (Matthew 19:14)

Pray for the Mendoza Sanchez family and the Sandoval Medina family.

Pray Galatians 6:9 for the pastors we are working with and their churches: Pastor Carlos Flores and Pastor Tony Ramirez. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”


Day 6: Thursday, June 13
Pray blessings on the homes that were built and for the families.

Pray that the families who will live in the homes will continue to grow in their faith and that they will help build and strengthen God’s church in Mexico.

Pray that their homes will be a beacon of hope in the Ensenada area.

Pray for safe travel home for our group and that the lessons learned and the “heart experiences” will never be forgotten! “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable, choose this day…”
(Joshua 24:15)


Day 7: Friday, June 14
Pray for the people of Mexico.

Pray for YUGO Ministries and staff. May they be refreshed and reenergized by our group and the witness we live out.

May our group be a blessing to all, and may our hearts be forever changed as a result of this trip. “Therefore go and make disciples…” (Matthew 28:19)


Day 8: Saturday, June 15
Pray for the team as they travel back home.

Pray for safety and rest.

Pray that they would continue to live out the things God taught them in Mexico and challenged them to bring back to Memphis.

Pray for the churches and families the team built relationships with throughout the week.