Mission Church is excited to partner with Homes of Hope to build homes and bring hope to two families in desperate need in Tijuana, Mexico. This will be an amazing opportunity to come together as a church family and make a lasting difference, not only in the lives of the families we build for, but for our group as well.
WHEN: September 1st - 4th, 2023
WHERE: Homes of Hope San Antonio Del Mar campus located just south of Tijuana, Mexico.
COST: $500 per person (Price Does Not Include Travel to and from San Diego)
Cost Includes: Food, accommodations, transportation from San Diego to the Homes of Hope campus in San Antonio Del Mar, build materials
// FOOD - all meals are provided, including water and snacks at the build site.
// HOUSING - HOH will have housing available at each of their campuses.
// TRANSPORTATION - HOH will provide transportation from and to the San Diego airport and also to the build site. Participants will need to pay for and coordinate their own travel to the San Diego airport and from the San Diego airport to their homes at the close of the trip.
// SAFE ENVIRONMENT - The HOH campuses are located in safe areas of the city. They have security guards and take all precautions to give you a safe experience.
// STAFF - HOH will provide the necessary staff for our team. This includes builders, translators, host, drivers, cooks, admin, etc.
// OTHER - Wi-Fi, team member travel insurance, bedding in rooms, HOH shirt, etc.
// No. Participants of all skill levels are welcome and can contribute. HOH build staff provides supervision and instruction.
// No. HOH will provide us with everything necessary to build the house. We bring the labor and they provide the staff and supervision
// ECONOMIC - A debt-free home helps leverage families out of poverty and it is estimate that it sets them ahead economically 7-10 years.
// EDUCATIONAL - Children who come back to a home the parents own are three times more likely to stay in school. (End Homelessness)
// HEALTH - A home with a solid floor reduces parasitic infections by 78%, reduces diarrhea by 49% and dramatically improves cognitive development in children. (World Bank)
// TRANSFORMED THINKING - Home ownership produces healthy long-term thinking in the life of a family, helping to break the cycle of poverty in one generation.
// SPIRITUAL IMPACT - The gift of a home on land the family owns is a practical demonstration of God's love to an impoverished family.
// A child without a home is three times more likely not to attend school. (Source: endhomelessness.org)
// 45% of the 127 million people of Mexico live below the poverty line. (Source: The World Post)
// Children without adequate shelter suffer more from anxiety, depression, withdrawal and other mental health problems. (Source: National Organization for Homeless)
// One in four Mexicans are classified as extremely poor and unable to afford adequate food or housing. (Source: Washington Post Foreign Service)
// Families must first show initiative by purchasing the land the home is to be built on.
// Families must have at least one child and low income, typically less than $125 a week.
// Families must work hard to prepare their land for the new house to be built, often spending days clearing the site, removing their old house and even building retaining walls.
// Families must work together with the visiting group to build the house.
// The HOH staff does an average of four site visits to verify the family applying for the home is a qualified candidate.
// It is very difficult to calculate a family's actual need by simply using the metrics above, so HOH has an in-depth application process that is overseen by their dedicated staff. Families come to their facility and apply in person.
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