Based on these observations about out marketing of the New Mexico mission trip, one of our team members put together some unique last-minute promo for it last weekend. It was really fun:
I love New Mexico and You Are Too
By Josh Pease
There are some people who say that New Mexico is lame — “I’m not going on the New Mexico trip” they say. But these people also think the Jonas Brothers make good music, so clearly they can’t be trusted. Also, people who dislike New Mexico hurt baby seals. That’s a medically proven fact.
You know who doesn’t hurt baby seals? New Mexico, that’s who. New Mexico LOVES baby seals. New Mexico also has super awesome gnarly rocks like this one here. This rock is actually called Shiprock, which is kind of a weird name for a rock in the middle of the desert, but whatever. Shiprock also happens to be the name of the town we’ll be staying at April 10-15.
While in New Mexico we will stop at a place called “four corners” where you can look really weird trying to stand in four states at one time. We will also enjoy a local delicacy of the Navajo people called the “Navajo Taco” which in addition to sounding like a rhyme from Dr. Seuss are absolutely delicious.
During the trip we’ll spend as much time as possible helping repair the Navajo homes, hanging with the kids, and even putting on a carnival that we’ll do ourselves with face painting, sno cone machines, a dunking booth, and other fun games.
The reason we’re doing all of this is because the Navajos are one of the poorest people groups in America. Due to a history of being abused and marginalized, the Navajo’s are still very distrustful of outsiders. And they are especially wary of Christianity, with only 5% of them claiming to follow Jesus.
And this, ultimately, is why you should go on the New Mexico trip. It’s chance for those of us, who have been given so much, to give to others. It’s an opportunity to show Jesus’ love in a practical way to a group of people who desperately need to hear it.
This weekend is your last chance to sign up. The cost is $425 dollars and it happens over spring break, April 5-10. If you want more information find the blue registration sheet right outside that door or find anyone on staff and we’ll point you in the right direction.
So sign up now … do it for the baby seals.