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Mercy Tech Mission - San Quintin, Baja California
Posted to Educators' Forum on 6/2/2015 1 Reply

Hello everyone - I haven't posted anything regarding Mercy Tech Mission for a couple of years.

Firstly, I would like to thank those of you that have helped Mercy Tech in the past!

I'm Todd Green, and I work as an Automotive Instructor out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

This summer, I'm heading to the Baja for a week to deliver automotive training. This will be my second trip with Mercy Tech Mission, the first one being in the summer of 2011, to Mozambique.

I'm openly looking for some donations. Not cash, but equipment.

I'm hoping I could pick up a low mileage, or new spring compressor (for MacPherson struts).

I'm also looking for a scanner than could pull ABS and SIR data and codes for mid 2000's vehicles.

I will be in San Diego Saturday, July 11.

Check out the info below, and if you have any questions, or if you are able to help out, please feel to drop me a line at [...] or give me a call at 403-210-5613. Rick Cogbill's contact info is also available at the bottom of the page if you would prefer to speak with the founder of Mercy Tech Mission directly.

Thanks! Todd

Mercy Tech Mission is a Canadian faith-based Christian non-profit organization that exists to partner skilled professionals from all walks of life with community-based projects, primarily in Third World countries.

Traveling to developing countries is the only practical way for our instructors to share their skills with the local people. Using a combination of classroom teaching and hands-on learning, Mercy Tech has provided skills training in areas such as automotive mechanics, carpentry and wood turning, welding, electrical, and concrete work.

Initially our work has been focused in Africa, in particular, Mozambique.

In the Fall of 2014, Mercy Tech also began a mechanics training program in the Baja, at the mission base of One Life One Chance Ministries in San Quintin, Mexico. Located in the northern part of the California Baja, this program will help those who have little or no opportunity to earn a living, other than by working in the nearby farming operations for as little as $9 per 12-hour day.

Key Strategies:

1) Serve the world - Partnering skilled tradespeople and professionals with community-based projects, primarily in Third World countries.

2) Leave something behind - Ensuring that the training of local workers is a key component of the work project.

3) Give from the heart - Combining a high level of professionalism with an attitude of giving.

4) Plan for success - Applying due diligence so that each project has a high probability of success

There are many trained professionals in western countries willing to donate their time and energies towards making a difference in the world, but they lack the opportunity or the knowledge of how to become involved. Mercy Tech Mission seeks to provide those opportunities for humanitarian service.

To find out how you can become involved in changing lives, one skill at a time, contact Rick Cogbill at [...].

Todd Green
SAIT Polytechnic
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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