Casas Por Cristo | Feb 19-23, 2024Acuna, Mexico
Your generosity will make this trip possible! The materials cost of a house is just over $12,000. Your love will change a family’s life and continue to make ripples in the community as Casas has partnered with churches and families for over 25 years in Acuna.
If you are interested in joining the men’s mission team check out the videos below. There are still slots available. Reach out to Brad Koehn for details: email@example.com
Q: When and where is the mission trip?
A: The mission trip is scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2024 – Friday, February 23, 2024. “The build” will take place in Acuna, Mexico. Acuna is a border town across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas. Del Rio is about 3 hours from San Antonio and about 6 hours from Houston.
Q: Who can participate in the mission trip?
A: This is a mission trip specifically geared towards men, ages 17+. While Casas Por Cristo has no age restrictions on their missions and is fully co-ed, this trip is being organized as a men’s fellowship event.
Q: What exactly does this mission trip entail?
A: The purpose of this mission trip is to construct a home for a Mexican family. The group will fly in on Monday to an international airport in Texas. From there we will then drive to Del Rio, Texas where we’ll change vehicles and drive into Acuna, Mexico. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we’ll construct the home. Then, on Friday morning, we’ll head back across the border and travel home.
Q: I have no building or construction experience; can I still participate?
A: Of course, you can! No prior experience is necessary, although if you do have experience it will come in very handy. There will be a Casas’ representative on site to assist us. The process is all very well laid out with easy-to-follow instructions.
Q: What costs can I expect if I want to participate?
A: We are working to raise the full cost of the construction of the home through, plus funds to help offset travel costs through charitable giving. We expect each participant to cover $350 – $500 out of pocket. The total project costs include the cost of the home and extras (i.e., a bathroom), airfare for the participants, van rental to Del Rio, van rental to Acuna, along with lodging, and food.
Q: What sort of accommodations can we expect?
A: We have requested use of Casas Pro Cristo’s La Hermosa facility in Acuna. La Hermosa is an old community church that was converted into a “bunk house”. The bunk house includes bunk beds to accommodate about 26 individuals. Each bunk includes access to an electrical outlet. La Hermosa also includes three modern toilet/shower facilities with running, hot water. Our housing will be officially assigned by mid-November, but as of last check, no other groups had requested its usage.