Monday, March 13, 2017

Team Casas | March 13, 2017

WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE
Want to build a home with us but don't have a group to serve with? Join Team Casas, and we'll partner you with a team of other individuals to meet the physical need of better housing as a way of also meeting the spiritual need for Jesus Christ.

We need volunteers for the following Team Casas dates.

MÉXICO

June 12 - 15, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 7 volunteers still needed by May 12)
October 6 - 9, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 10 volunteers still needed by September 6)
December 27 - 30, 2017 | Acuña | $650/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by November 27)
December 27 - 30, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 11 volunteers still needed by November 27)

GUATEMALA

July 2 - 7, 2017 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(at least 14 volunteers still needed by May 2)
December 27, 2017 - January 1, 2018 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(at least 14 volunteers still needed by October 27)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

June 11 - 17, 2017 | Santiago | $750/person
(at least 8 volunteers still needed by April 11)
December 27, 2017 - January 2, 2018 | Santiago | $750/person
(at least 15 volunteers still needed by October 27)

The deadline to reach the minimum number of trip participants in order to schedule a trip is 30 days prior for each México trip and 60 days prior for trips to other locations. If the trip is scheduled, new registrations will be accepted until the trip takes place.

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Monday, March 6, 2017


Family Spotlight

Santiago, Dominican Republic
Maria & Ramon with our summer interns, Cassie & Nathan
Casas por Cristo offers an amazing opportunity for people who want to serve and experience life as a missionary through our summer internship program. We are accepting internship applications through April 1, 2017, so please spread the word. Check out this story from Cassie Cummings, one of our 2016 summer interns in the Dominican Republic.


Last year, the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield from New Jersey brought 50 people with them and split into 3 groups to build homes for 3 families in need. Our group in particular built a home for Ramon and his wife Maria and their children. Ramon and Maria are both in their 60's, so their children are all grown. However, of their 11 children, 4 of their boys live with them in the home we built. Before we left to start this week, Justin Kirklin, Dominican Republic Field Director, told us that this was the poorest family he had ever seen in his ten years building with Casas por Cristo; what an incredible thing that God was watching over them and moving in this group to build this family a home!
           Maria and Ramon are part of an amazing community who surrounded us each day and showered us with love for coming to build for this family. I have to admit, I'm not sure we would have finished hand mixing/pouring our concrete slab without them! There are simply no words to describe how incredible it was to have so many people coming to help us on day one with the concrete. Beyond the first day, Ramon and Maria's sons, Antonio, Antonio, and Roberto (yes, they have two sons named Antonio!) were there every day helping wherever we needed an extra hand. On the last day of the build, after we did the dedication, Nathan and I had the opportunity to stay about 45 minutes longer with the family while the rest of the group attended another dedication right down the road with other members from their group. We had to stay back to watch our tools. I have never felt more welcomed into a family before in my life! Some Dominican women showed up to braid my hair; the family went and bought grape pop for Nathan (because they knew how much he loved it!), and they served us a feast of fried plantains and fried salami at their brand new table in their brand new home! It was truly an amazing experience to sit and enjoy the company of this family for a little while longer. When we finally had to leave, they kept asking us to come back and visit, which we actually got to do on one of our days off a couple weeks later.

--Story by Cassie Cummings, 2016 Summer Intern


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Team Casas | February 13, 2017

WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE
Want to build a home with us but don't have a group to serve with? Join Team Casas, and we'll partner you with a team of other individuals to meet the physical need of better housing as a way of also meeting the spiritual need for Jesus Christ.

We need volunteers for the following Team Casas dates.

MÉXICO

June 12 - 15, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 10 volunteers still needed by May 12)
October 6 - 9, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 10 volunteers still needed by September 6)
December 27 - 30, 2017 | Acuña | $650/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by November 27)
December 27 - 30, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by November 27)

GUATEMALA

March 12 - 17, 2017 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(scheduled to build two homes; still accepting volunteers)
July 2 - 7, 2017 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(at least 12 volunteers still needed by May 2)
December 27, 2017 - January 1, 2018 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(at least 14 volunteers still needed by October 27)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

June 11 - 17, 2017 | Santiago | $750/person
(at least 10 volunteers still needed by April 11)
December 27, 2017 - January 2, 2018 | Santiago | $750/person
(at least 15 volunteers still needed by October 27)

The deadline to reach the minimum number of trip participants in order to schedule a trip is 30 days prior for each México trip and 60 days prior for trips to other locations. If the trip is scheduled, new registrations will be accepted until the trip takes place.


915.778.0046  |  

Monday, January 9, 2017

Team Casas | January 1, 2017

 
WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE
Want to build a home with us but don't have a group to serve with? Join Team Casas, and we'll partner you with a team of other individuals to meet the physical need of better housing as a way of also meeting the spiritual need for Jesus Christ.

We need volunteers for the following Team Casas dates.

The deadline to reach the minimum number of trip participants in order to schedule a trip is 30 days prior for each México trip and 60 days prior for trips to other locations. If the trip is scheduled, new registrations will be accepted until the trip takes place.

Team Casas Schedule

MÉXICO


February 17 - 20, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by January 17)
June 12 - 15, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 12 volunteers still needed by May 12)
October 6 - 9, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by September 6)
December 27 - 30, 2017 | Acuña | $650/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by November 27)
December 27 - 30, 2017 | Juárez | $650/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by November 27)

GUATEMALA

March 12 - 17, 2017 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(at least 7 volunteers still needed by January 12)
July 2 - 7, 2017 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(at least 13 volunteers still needed by May 2)
December 27, 2017 - January 1, 2018 | San Raymundo | $750/person
(at least 14 volunteers still needed by October 27)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

March 12 - 18, 2017 | Santiago | $750/person
(at least 10 volunteers still needed by January 12)
June 11 - 17, 2017 | Santiago | $750/person
(at least 15 volunteers still needed by April 11)
December 27, 2017 - January 2, 2018 | Santiago | $750/person
(at least 15 volunteers still needed by October 27)


915.778.0046  |  



Saturday, December 31, 2016

Casas por Cristo's Top 10 of 2016 | December 31, 2016

Casas por Cristo's Top 10 of 2016
We Praise God For All He's Done
  1. First ever pastor's build in Guatemala
  2. Began building tornado relief homes with CD Acuña and KB Global Care
  3. Partnered with 20 interns and 1 apprentice
  4. Hired 4 new full-time missionaries
  5. Debuted new home model in Acuña, México
  6. Pete Dockery and Justin Kirklin built their 300th and 200th home
  7. The number of homes built in the Dominican doubled
  8. Juárez removed from the most dangerous cities list
  9. A historical milestone - Casas built its 5,000th home
  10. A Time to Build campaign - broke ground and began fundraising



It's Not Too Late
There is still time left to make your year end donation and receive a charitable tax-deduction on your 2016 taxes. Click the donate button above to give today!

We can't say it enough. Thank you to the best group of volunteers and supporters out there. It is because of your faithful prayer, love, and support that we were so successful this year. We look forward to partnering with you all again in 2017.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Historical Milestone | December 28, 2016


House 5,000

In the midst of Hurricane Matthew this October, house number 5,000 was completed in the Dominican Republic for a single mother by a team of all women. Lets celebrate the Lord's faithfulness and the work He has done in our 23 years of ministry. Donate today to help us continue this important work.

Make Your Donation Go Further
It has never been easier to double your year end gift! When you donate online, simply check the employer match box and choose your employer from the drop down menu of over 1,000 available companies. When you complete your donation, your employer will match your gift. Whether you are giving to support a staff missionary or to support Casas por Cristo as a whole, make your donation go further today!

Thank You 

We can't say it enough. Thank you to the best group of volunteers and supporters out there. It is because of your faithful prayer, love, and support that we were so successful this year. We look forward to partnering with you all again in 2017.


Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Is Almost Over | December 26, 2016

2016 Is Almost Over
God has done great things in and through Casas por Cristo this year. We completed 269 homes ministry-wide, exceeding our initial goal of 250 homes. God is good! That means 269 families now have a safe and secure place to call home and a constant reminder of God's love and provision. We built 42 homes in the Dominican Republic, 62 homes in Guatemala, 63 homes in Acuña, and 114 homes in Juárez this year. Help us continue in our mission to serve families living in poverty by making a year end donation.

Make Your Donation Go Further
It has never been easier to double your year end gift! When you donate online, simply check the employer match box and choose your employer from the drop down menu of over 1,000 available companies. When you complete your donation, your employer will match your gift. Whether you are giving to support a staff missionary, our Time to Build Campaign, or to support Casas por Cristo as a whole, make your donation go further today!
We can't say it enough. Thank you to the best group of volunteers and supporters out there. It is because of your faithful prayer, love, and support that we were so successful this year. We look forward to partnering with you all again 2017.