Mexico - Homes Of Hope
You're invited to join us for this awesome Mission Trip!
Each participate contributes $325 to cover their costs. This fee covers your dorm-style housing, all your meals, emergency medical and travel insurance, and transportation to/from Mexico and around work site.
Paying for the trip can be done a couple ways:
- Online - you can pay by PayPal when you register by selecting the PayPal option. Please note that there is an additional small service fee that PayPal requires.
- By Check - Checks can be made out to the church - MSPC - and designate "HoH Mission Trip" on the memo line. Checks can be placed in the offering baskets or mailed to the church office.
- Scholarships are availible for those whose finances may prevent their participation. Please contact elder Mike Lopez if you're interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month approximately 3,800 poor and needy people, many of them families, move into the Northern Baja area of Mexico, hoping to find work in one of the more than 968 foreign factories located along the border. With an average pay of less than $12 per day, they cannot afford to both purchase land and build a home to live in.
The Homes of Hope program is designed to come alongside families who have made the initial step to purchase land but are in need of help to build an adequate structure for their family. Families receive their Homes of Hope home free of charge. After being qualified through an extensive application process, every family will receive a 16’ x 20’ home built on a concrete foundation including three windows, a lockable door, a room divider, and sheetrocked walls that are wired for electricity.
To date, Mt. Soledad teams have built over 35 homes for these families who start as strangers to us, but end up becoming our friends.
During the weekend construction, we build relationships with the family as we work alongside them. We hammer and saw together, we paint, nail, and run electrical wire together, and we eat, pray, and laugh together. And in the final hour, we form a circle and as we pass on the keys to their new home, and we leave them with a blessing, a prayer, a smile. Our new friends invite us in to their new home and we enter as guests, grateful to be welcomed by the family we have worked with and grown to love with the love of Jesus.
Homes of Hope 2007
Homes of Hope 2007