In association with Baja Christian Ministries

Building Houses and Latrines in Baja California Mexico



Team Casa de Dios House Building Ministry 

Building the houses and latrines is the vehicle we use to demonstrate Christ's Love to the poor and needy people in Mexico. It also serves to make relationships stronger between team members.  Somewhere between the worship time and building efforts, bonds are made and the impact of what we are doing begins to sink in on Christian and non-Christians alike.

Listed on the left are just a few of the trips I and Team Casa de Dios have made to Mexico.  My testimony tells more about why I go.

...just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve...
Matt. 20: 28

Click here for the next house building trip information

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more general information.

General Information on House building:

The houses cost $5500. to build and the latrine is about $ 700.00,  for a total of $6,200.   I like to see groups raise $6,500. as there are gifts and items we can only buy locally for the families. 

On the trips Team Casa de Dios sponsors, the cost per person for food & lodging is $45.00.  Plus your dinner at Mc Donald's (or Subway or Carl's Jr.)  Friday night and the traditional stop at In-N-Out on Sunday.  Other groups have different price structures.

Note for drivers:
You will have to purchase Mexican Insurance. It is available online here.

The houses are a 16'x20', 3-room, weatherproof home complete with drywall and a loft.  The houses are durable, efficiently designed, and will serve the families for many years.  The concrete slab floor and all construction materials are provided through Baja Christian Ministries.  These houses are a vast improvement in their general living .

The download page has the building and latrine plans as well as other good resources for to help you organize your trip. We have made a few additions and changes to the plans and  I will also publish a detailed running description of how to organize the construction process. 

Click here for a interesting look at a house building project!

Many have asked, "How are the families chosen?". Pastor Hector selects the families for the groups. For more on the Mexican Leadership Click Here.

Isaiah 58 7-9
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?  Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.  Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.


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Last modified: April 06, 2007