Visit Amazing Grace Children’s Home
October 12-17, 2024!

 

If you have never met the children who make up the Amazing Grace Children’s Home, we invite you to join us as we travel south for a life changing adventure this fall! This year’s trip will be October 12-17th, 2024. We depart Saturday, October 12th from DFW Airport in the early morning. We return on Thursday, October 12th in the evening. Each traveler is allowed to bring one carry-on, one personal item such as a backpack) and one checked bag. We will bring a second bag to check in under your name with fiesta gifts and supplies. Luggage fees are included in the trip cost. 

 

On Saturday, we will go from the airport to the Amazing Grace Children’s Home, where we will be welcomed, share a meal together, introduced to the children and the staff, given some of the history of the ministry, and get to tour the facilities. After our time at the Children’s Home, we will check in at Hotel Quinto Sol, where you will have your choice of dinner in the hotel restaurant or a nearby taqueria.

 

On Sunday, we will get to have a slow morning with a breakfast buffet at the hotel before joining the AGCH at Ebenezer Baptist Mission for a special program and worship services. We will stay around for hamburger lunch and host an afternoon carnival for the kids. Of course, there will be piñatas! 

 

When the festivities are complete, we will return to the hotel for dinner. Afterward, we will work together to prepare for the big Fiesta we will throw for all the kids on Monday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On Monday, we will enjoy a breakfast followed by a morning devotional. Afterward, we will have the opportunity to go see the Pyramids located just across from where we are staying. For lunch, we will go to La Gruta Restaurant, which means “The Cave,” because it is a restaurant located inside a cave. We will return and make final preparations for the Fiesta – an evening where we celebrate the kids with pizza, ice cream, games, and personal gifts for every child and staff of AGCH.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday will begin with breakfast at the hotel restaurant, followed by a time of testimony from the children at AGCH, where they will be able to share the impact that the Children’s Home has had on their life and the difference Christ has made for them. Once concluded, we will load the bus and head to Mexico City. The day’s sightseeing will give opportunities to gain insight into the historical, cultural, and religious background of the Mexican people, and gain a much better understanding of the need for the ministry of Amazing Grace Children’s Home. You will have opportunities to shop for souvenirs along the way as well.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday will be our last full day in Mexico. It will also be the day the kids look forward to the most! We will eat an early buffet breakfast at the hotel followed by a morning devotion, then we will load up on two busses with the kids to head into the mountains to BioParque Estrella. It’s about an hour and a half drive to get there, so we will have some activities on the bus for the kids, but most importantly, it’s a great time to grab a translator and get to know one of the kids! At the BioParque, we will get to do a variety of activities, such as boat rides, an animal safari, a simulated sledding hill, a pirate show – it is great fun for all! When we return from the BioParque, we will say our goodbyes to the children and begin preparing to head home the next day. 

 

At this time, there are NO travel restrictions. Each person must hold a valid passport with at least six months remaining from the date we enter Mexico. Additionally, as part of the cost of the trip, basic travel insurance is provided for each person that provides for health care in case medical treatment is needed during the trip.
 
We are accepting deposits ($200 per person) now to hold your place for this year’s trip. Final pricing will be confirmed by June 7th based on the final number in our group. Travel costs have been changing rapidly, and we have done our best to project the cost of the trip as accurately as possible. Should you need to change your plans, cancellation without penalty is allowed until June 23rd. 

 

The cost of the trip including all meals (except at airports) and airfare from Dallas* is projected as follows: (Note that air conditioning is not necessary in the evenings for coolness as the outside temperatures drop at night, but it may be preferred if you don’t like to sleep with windows open due to road noises, allergies, smells, etc.)

 
NOTE: THESE PRICES WERE THE 2023 PRICES AND HAVE NTO BEEN UPDATED. NEW PRICING IS NOT YET AVAILABLE. AS NEW PRICING IS AVAILABLE, IT WILL BE POSTED. THIS YEAR’S PRICES ARE EXPECTED TO BE A 5-10% INCREASE. 
 

Standard Room (two queen beds, private bath, non air-conditioned)

Standard room, single occupancy, per person: $1,985.00

Standard room, double occupancy, per person: $1,775.00

Standard room, triple occupancy, per person: $1,750.00

Standard room, quad occupancy, per person: $1,725.00

 

Suite (King Bed, separate living room with sofa bed, private bath with jacuzzi tub, non air-conditioned)

Suite, single occupancy, per person: $2,150.00

Suite, double occupancy, per person: $1,850.00

Suite, triple occupancy, per person: $1,635.00

Suite, quad occupancy, per person: $1,525.00

 

Villa (King Bed or two queen beds PLUS sofa bed, private bath, air-conditioned, separate living room, townhome-style with living room on ground floor and bedroom and bath above)

Villa, single occupancy, per person: $2,330.00

Villa, double occupancy, per person: $1,950.00

Villa, triple occupancy, per person: $1,700.00

Villa, quad occupancy, per person: $1,575.00

Villa, 5-person occupancy, per person: $1,500.00

Villa, 6-person occupancy, per person: $1,450.00

 

*If you will be traveling from another city of origin and not joining us on the flight from Dallas, please contact Josh Pettijohn directly to make your travel arrangements.
 
To register for the trip, please contact Joshua Pettijohn by phone at 979-487-9213.