WHY WE DO IT
Casas por Cristo exists to open the door for local pastors and churches to share the love of Jesus Christ by serving.
WHAT WE DO
Our mission is to build and serve.
We are builders. That’s who we are. We build homes for families that need to be reminded that Jesus loves them. We build relationships between volunteers, families, and pastors that would otherwise never have met. We strive to build the Kingdom of God by partnering with other local churches and ministries, leveraging their influence and history within the communities we serve. We strive to build opportunities for growth by creating structured experiences that cause our volunteers to be stretched beyond their comfort zones.
Through this building process, God allows us to interact with our teams, local families, pastors, churches, vendors, and fellow missionaries. We do not want to take any of these interactions for granted. We believe that these are unique opportunities presented to us by God to serve each other.
WHO WE ARE
We began building homes along the U.S. / México border in 1993, first in Ciudad Juárez. We have since expanded to Ciudad Acuña, México; San Raymundo, Guatemala; Santiago, Dominican Republic; and Chinandega, Nicaragua. To date, we have provided over 5,000 families with homes. We are dedicated to meeting the physical need of better housing as a way of also meeting the spiritual need for Jesus Christ.
Casas por Cristo is primarily comprised of support-based missionaries. Each staff missionary is responsible for raising the majority of their salary. Most support comes in the form of donations from friends, family, churches, and team members. In addition to leading teams of volunteers through the building process, staff missionaries are responsible for administrative duties that allow the ministry to function.
Our Pastors’ Board
The Casas por Cristo Pastors Boards are comprised of over 150 pastors who live and work in each of the locations we serve. These dedicated pastors meet monthly to worship together, encourage one another, and submit home applications for approval. Each pastor is personally responsible for visiting with the recipient family before and after they receive a home. This process is an opportunity to spread the Gospel and make disciples.
We look to partner with volunteer teams traveling from English-speaking countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and South Africa, to build and serve with us in each of our locations.
Our Board of Trustees
Our Board is comprised of individuals from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Our Statement of Faith
If you would like to know more about what we believe as an organization, please view our Statement of Faith.