The SOOP Program in San Antonio is similar to the church it comes from, San Antonio Mennonite Church. San Antonio Mennonite Church is a small (70-80 folks), close-knit and diverse community in the heart of San Antonio. The main areas of service at SAMC will involve construction and repairs at the church and work at the Church's farm. There may be other service opportunities in San Antonio charity organizations at food pantry and homeless shelters. Although SOOP work can't always be easily measured by hours or "product", we plan for about 20 hours a week of service work. San Antonio is full of incredible and compassionate agencies, culture and great places to explore. The hope is that SOOP stretches, teaches, builds community, and offers meaningful service possibilities.
Placements are available in San Antonio during January and February.
Lodging: One camper hook up is available in the church parking lot. Lodging will be available in several rooms with shared bathrooms in the church. There is also an RV campground about 1 mile from the church, if you are wanting to pay the fee for camping there. There is a bus stop at the church. Bus passes are available for $35 or $19.50 for those over 62. The church is located 3 blocks from the San Antonio River and
La Casa de Marta Y Maria. There is no land line so cell phones are encouraged. There is wireless service at the church. The January-March weather can vary-sometimes with cold nights (30's) and sometimes even cold days, though days are often warm with temperatures in the 60-70 degree range.