Southwest Good
Samaritan Ministries

General Information

Work consists mainly of light construction, painting, home repair, plumbing, and on some occasions, electrical work. Because SWGSM has no funds for work projects, we recommend that each participant raise at least $200 towards your work project. We deem the money you raise as "Work Project Funds" when received.

SWGSM asks that you pick out projects that fit your budget and skill level. Although, projects do sometimes change unexpectedly, we will make every effort to fit the project you choose to your groups' needs.

Mission Work groups no longer cross the border into Mexico. All work will be done on the Texas side of the border, so no passports are required.


$100.00 facility reservation deposit

This deposit will be applied to housing charges and is non-refundable if canceled within two-months of the reservation date. Please send the deposit as soon as possible to secure your preferred dates of participation.

$100.00 van rental deposit

The van rental deposit will be refunded if the van is left in good condition and with a full tank of gas; if not, the deposit will be taken as payment.

Work Proj
ect Funds Payment

 Work Project Funds are deposited with our office and drawn on as needed. When a work project has been selected and approved, your Work Project Funds can be mailed to:

    P.O. Box 273
    Los Fresnos, TX,


        $13 per person per night.

    Van Rental
        $50 per day
        Group pays for gas; van full at departure.

    Payments can be made to the Bayview office at any time during your stay. Please take care of all charges and return all keys before you depart.

Facilities Available

During your stay here at SWGSM, you will have the following available to you:

    Sleeping area including:
         Bunkbeds with mattresses
 Bathrooms with shower

    Kitchen furnished with:
        Coffee pot
        Stove with oven

    Laundry facilities
One washer and dryer       
Bring laundry soap (HE) and softener

    Dining area
        Bring plastic flatware, paper plates, etc.

Indoor and outdoor
    Play yard

    Trash disposal
        Bring your own trash bags (13 gal. and 45 gal.);
The trash dumpster is located outside the main gate.

SWGSM Requests

    Conserve electricity by turning units on low or off during your absence.

    Put trash in lined trash containers and place the bags in the trash dumpster located outside the main gate.

    No smoking or drinking.

    Return items to their original positions when you leave (chairs and tables in the dining hall should remain there).


    $200 per person for work projects (if possible)
    Disposable Dishes
    Large pots and pans
    Electric cookers for larger groups
    Bath towels
    Toilet paper
    Trash bags (13 gal. and 45 gal.)
    Laundry soap
    Dish washing soap
    Antibacterial soap
    Cleaning supplies
    Bug spray
    Proof of health insurance
    Sun screen

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  - Feliberto Pereira, Founder

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