Serve with brothers and sisters in Christ as they work to reach the heart of their city.

Mexico City is the largest city in Latin America, with approximately 21.2 million people in the entire metropolitan area. It is a hub for business and culture in Mexico and a leader in Latin America.  Accordingly, it is an important and strategic location for ministry outreach in multiple areas.

It is also a city, which contains a clear mixture of prosperous and poorer neighborhoods. Community development projects are important in many of the poorer communities. Mexico City is also the home to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the largest university in Latin America. This university serves a little over 187,000 students.

Mexico City is a massive urban complex, with an effective transportation system which includes a subway, light rail, a modern train system in the north of the city, various forms of public buses, taxis, bici-taxis, etc.  It is also a cultural and historical center with many world-class museums, locations of interest, theaters, fine arts centers, etc.

Every year, since 1971, young people — just like you — have come to Mexico City through Avance to serve alongside the Mexican church to see Mexico impacted for Christ.

Jesus took on flesh and dwelt among us in our broken world, becoming a servant. As you take classes to understand the language and culture, participate in a local body of believers, and serve in ministry under Mexican leadership, you will learn how to effectively minister in this context.

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Rosie Sawatzki

Rosie grew up in many places, but her main US homes are located near Fort Worth, Texas and Seattle, Washington. She studied Spanish and Education at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Rosie’s first experience with international ministry was a short term trip to Baja California in 2013. This prompted her desire to continue her Spanish studies and pursue ministry opportunities in Latin America. After graduating university in 2019, Rosie served for two years with UWM and GoCorps in San Jose, Costa Rica, working with a bilingual church in youth and kids ministry. As her two year commitment ended in early 2022, she felt God calling her back to the first Latino country she had fallen in love with- Mexico- as God was opening doors for her to join the Avance staff in Mexico City.

Now Rosie serves Avance Mexico as Project Coordinator. Her main roles are working with special projects as they arise- expanding Avance to international locations, visiting universities in the US to aid mobilization, and visiting partner ministries in other Latino countries. She also provides Spiritual Formation support to participants and staff by organizing prayer retreats, leading prayer and accountability groups, and mentoring participants in one on one environments. Rosie is thankful for the opportunity to pour into young people desiring to grow in their abilities to serve God in new contexts.

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