Recently a group of women who attend Union and University Presbyterian Churches formed 47/15 Educación, a “grupita” in support of DOXA. The nine women held their first official meeting in November though the idea of forming a guild-like grupita had been percolating for quite some time.
Enjoy the video presented at DOXA's fall event.
DOXA is rooted in the Tijuana community by helping to send kids to school. Our scholarship funds help families pay for books, exams, uniforms and daily tutoring to help their student succeed in school. For $30 a month (or $360 a year) your dollars help send a child to school and tutoring for the year. Join us in our 2012-13 scholarship drive by becoming a monthly donor. For education updates visit our facebook page.
A common question is whether DOXA Home Building trips are safe. Group safety has always been a huge concern of DOXA’s and we have always responded the same way: "Home building trips for groups with little construction experience that occur in an impoverished region which speaks a foreign language is never safe." There are some inherent risks which has fostered experiences that grow deep foundations amongst family, friends, and faith. With that said, the highly publicized rise in violence in some parts of Mexico has made safety even more of a focal point for DOXA. We understand that safety is often paramount for group leaders, participants, and loved ones who are considering participating on a DOXA Home Building trip. Through coordination with group leaders, locals, and a former FBI-agent, DOXA has developed a series of policies to reduce the risk for groups while participating on home building trips. While the fact remains that there are risks involved, it is important to know that recent drug cartel violence is largely occurring well away from Tijuana and, to the best of our knowledge, missionaries and humanitarians have not been targeted or attacked in any of this violence. For more information on our safety recommendations, please visit our Safety & Security page.