Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Encuentro is a missions trip event for NYI groups from the USA/Canada region to go and serve for a week in a Latin American country. During this trip, teams partner with local churches to aid and collaborate with vacation Bible school projects, light construction projects, and to serve alongside our brothers and sisters in that country to further the kingdom of God.


Rio Grande Valley Tx


July 10-17,2021


  • Regular Rate¬†– $500 by May 31st 2021

(Includes training materials, as well as meals, lodging, and transportation while on site)

Additional Costs: Airfare & baggage fees, lunch on days traveling to and from destination, excursion day activity and personal spending money.


Students and young adults involved in NYI are highly encouraged to attend, as well as NYI adult volunteers, leaders, and parents.


We will be staying at the Hendrick Mission Center (HMC). It consists of two air-conditioned dorms for housing with the each building have dorms and restrooms on each end of the building and a common area in the middle. HMC is located on 2.5 acres of land in Brownsville, TX, just 15 minutes north of the Texas/Mexico border.


Breakfast and lunch are provided by the Encuentro team. Dinner and other meals are provided by the hosting local church and their community members and often include local traditional cuisine which may not comply with dietary restrictions.

Encuentro Director

Dana Young

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