CBC began partnering with Casas por Cristo in 2007 and since that time, CBC teams have provided a simple, but safe two-room home for 20 families who live in significant poverty in Juarez and Acuņa, Mexico. This number is current as of January, 2012; if our current rate holds, three families each year will receive a home built by CBC teams.
Casas por Cristo, based in El Paso, is advised by a local Mexican Pastor's board, whose members put forth and approve applications for homes for the neediest families in their community-those who are living in homes cobbled together often with scraps of lumber, cardboard and other odds and ends. One of the goals of F2F is "to give people a protective home - one family at a time and tangibly demonstrate the love of Christ."
Over just three days, the CBC team builds a house under the direction of a Casas por Cristo staff member-from preparing the ground, pouring the foundation, building and raising the walls and roof, installing insulation and sheetrock, roofing, running electricity, and finishing the home's exterior with stucco. On the final day, the home is dedicated to the Lord and the Gospel is shared. The family's sponsoring pastor attends the dedication and is responsible for spiritual follow-up in the weeks and months to come. There is a travel day (by van) on the first and last day of each trip. Spanish language skills or previous construction skills are not a requirement for this trip. This trip is open to families (children must be 10 years old and accompanied by a parent), couples, or individuals. The F2F leadership team continually evaluates safety related issues in Mexico to insure that the teams that travel are doing so with minimal risk.
Juarez, Mexico (Men Only)
Memorial Weekend May 24-28
March 17-21, 2014
1:1 ratio of Youth to Adults/Parents
$700 for those 15 and older
$300 for those 10 to 14