Johan’s Story

Yolanda had waited for several long months in her rickety and unsafe house that could not even shelter her from the rain. As a blind widow, she needed a safe home to live in – one that was secure and structurally sound. Little did Yolanda know that God would use...

Restoring Hope in the Dominican Republic!

Last week, staff in the Dominican Republic began construction on a Hope Restored home for the Gonzalez family. One of our missionaries, Nan, noted that the team was a bit short-handed on Day One, and decided to send word out that they could use a few people to help....

Summer Interns Impact Families in Need

Casas por Cristo interns work directly with families in need, other interns, and available teams of volunteers to give families homes. Their work in the field or in the home office affords others the opportunity to know the love of Jesus in a very real way. We are so...

Restoring Hope to the Benavides Family!

Before meeting the Casas por Cristo team, the Benavides family lived in a one-room concrete block house that provided them only minimal protection from the elements. Delvis’s full-time job barely sustained them previously, and reduced hours during the pandemic...

30 Days of Prayer – Week Four

This is the last week of our 30 Days of Prayer! Thank you so much for joining us in this prayer journey over these last few weeks. We believe in the power of prayer, and God has shown up in both big and small ways. Join us on the 31st to celebrate and reflect on how...

Good news from Casas por Cristo!

Almost a month ago, I sent out a message laying bare before you what the future was looking like for Casas por Cristo. At the time, due to the current rate of cash burn and income loss, we were going to have to initiate serious cuts to our staff’s pay and...

30 Days of Prayer – Week Two

Here are the topics for week two! Thank you all for following along for our 30 Days of Prayer. We are anxious to see what God has in store for this week.   We know that the virus is affecting all of us in different ways. So, how can we pray for you specifically?...

Join us for #GivingTuesdayNow!

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day for giving and unity – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This is an opportunity for people around the world to stand...

30 Days of Prayer – Week One

We are starting our 30 Days of Prayer tomorrow! Follow along with us daily on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter as one of our staff members introduces and prays over the topic for each day. Listed above are the prayer topics for the first 10 days. We know that the virus...

Join us in Restoring Hope!

GOD IS AMAZING! We have raised $198,276 in support of our Hope Restored campaign. 27 Hope Restored homes are scheduled to be built so far because of your generosity. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us through prayer and giving during this time! You can...

How can we pray for you?

During this unprecedented time with COVID-19, we want to be intentional about seeking God. Our staff is going to spend 30 days in May praying for specific items, and we want to include you and your ministries, as well. We understand that the virus is affecting all of...

Casas needs YOU!

**This post was published on April 18, 2020, so some information may be outdated.   Dear Casas Friends, I pray that this message finds you doing well. I missed getting to see so many of you this spring on your mission trips with us. Parts of our country are...

Join us in Nicaragua!

God has been doing amazing things through our ministry in our newest location in Nicaragua. We have already built the first seven homes and have seen God’s love shown to these families, teams, and the community as a whole in a big way. We are so grateful to all...

Volunteer Perspective | Alison Halvorson

My first Casas build was in November of 1995 when I was five years old. My parents were friends with Mary and Wesley Bell, who started Casas por Cristo, and we built with a group from our church at the time. I have done a weekend build in Juárez annually ever since,...

Only one week left!

There’s only one week left to apply for our Summer Internship program! As a Casas intern, you will have a one of a kind cross-cultural experience. serve God and others in a practical, hands-on way. work alongside our full-time missionaries while taking a...

Missionary Spotlight | Chris Summerlot

  Explain how you got involved with Casas and what your role is. Feel free to add more here about yourself or your responsibilities. I first got involved with Casas by coming on a trip in 2008 with my home church. I fell in love with it and came home and applied...

God’s perfect timing for the Chitay Family

In August, Wayland and I moved from Guatemala to Nicaragua. But we were excited to learn that we would return to Guatemala in November to build a home for Alfred, his wife Paula, and their five children. We watched the First Look video, began praying for the family,...

Intern Perspective | David Nixon

During my internship, I experienced Christ most in my times of sincere reflection – times looking out at the scenery in Guatemala, during devotionals with earnest conversations, and in real heart-to-hearts with team members as they opened up. As a result, I have...

Meet Pastor Humberto

The last Pastors’ meeting of the year is always one to remember. It is a time where everyone takes a moment to share stories from the past twelve months and a time to celebrate all that God has done and is doing in their communities. In our December...

Join CpC’s FIRST 25

Will you be joining us in our newest location in Nicaragua this year? Whether you’re a new team or you’d like to add another project next year, you can be one of the FIRST 25 teams to make history with Casas por Cristo in Chinandega, Nicaragua. We desire...

Top 10 of 2019

We Praise God For All He’s Done We saw countless families come to know the love of Christ. The work on the new warehouse in Juárez has been completed. Incredible progress was made on our new Admin and Int’l Operations Buildings at our headquarters in El...

2019 Highlights

What a Great Year!   God has done great things in and through Casas por Cristo this year. We completed 289 homes as a ministry – 47 in the Dominican Republic, 73 in Guatemala, 58 in Cd. Acuña, and 111 in Cd. Juárez. God is good! That means 289 families now have...

Here’s one of our favorite stories from 2019…

You may have heard us use the phrase Kingdom Cause. Just to give you an idea of what that means to us here at Casas, Todd from Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Indiana shares about his work in Guatemala putting on midwife clinics. Todd is retired after working 20+...

Have you thought about becoming a Casas intern?

“The biggest challenge for me was feeling like I wasn’t smart enough or spiritual enough to lead, but this internship has taught me to truly rely on Jesus and that nothing I do will ever be enough. I’ve learned to put Him at the center more. I...

Serve others while making new friends? Win-win.

Are you interested in giving back this holiday season?! We need more volunteers for our Team Casas build in Juárez, December 27-30! If you’ve never been on a Team Casas build, this is an excellent opportunity to serve alongside others to bless a family with a...

SAVE THE DATE

Our goal this year for Giving Tuesday is to raise $2,500 in support of our A Time to Build project that will allow us to expand our ministry into other countries across Latin America.     2019 has been a big year for our ministry. Through your faithful generosity and...

Leave your legacy and get rewarded!

Have you taken advantage of our Legacy program yet? If you recruit a new team to come and build a home with Casas por Cristo, we will offer you a $1,000 credit toward your next build every time that new team completes a trip with us. Click here for more information....

Meet Adelia

Last October, we discovered that Pastor Santiago Choy had selected Adelia Nij and her daughters to receive a home. Most won’t recognize Adelia by name, but for anyone that has done a build in Guatemala and stayed at the Hacienda, they would most definitely...

Missionary Spotlight | Ian Dugger

Explain how you got involved with Casas and what your role is. I got involved with Casas three years ago when I interned in Juárez. I loved that experience and decided to intern the following year in Acuña. Following this, I applied to join the Casas staff and have...

A Time to Get Involved

We’re making progress on our A Time to Build project! Will you join us in bringing it to a close by the end of the year by donating today? Any amount will help us in reaching our goal. These new buildings will allow us to share the love of Jesus Christ with more...

Meet Tonito

For years, Tonito worked strenuously so that he and his wife could build their own home. He was able to save up enough money, but then his daughter became ill and was in the hospital for over a month. After his daughter’s health improved, he faced medical issues...

One day left!

Thank you so much to everyone who has generously donated to the launch of our new location in Chinandega, Nicaragua! Only one day left, give today! AMAZON...

It’s official!

It’s official, our Nicaragua team arrived in Chinandega earlier this week! After all the work that’s gone into setting up this new location, we are beyond excited for everything to start officially coming together. Thank you all so much for your prayers...

What’s in the box?

We’ve received so many gifts from our Amazon wishlist over the last couple of weeks! Thank you so much to all of our generous supporters for giving to our launch to Nicaragua in 2020. Be sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram stories to see what...

Here’s why you should join Team Casas…

“This week gave us all a good example of how Jesus gives us the keys to the kingdom, and we pass them on when we disciple others. In the same way, we gave the keys to this family. The house serves as a place of gathering and worship that will be passed on to...

Let’s launch Nicaragua together!

We’ve officially started preparations for our launch to Nicaragua! We’re gathering all of the items that you all have generously donated through our Amazon wishlist and packing them up in a storage container to ship to Chinandega. There are still plenty of...

Be a part of our Nicaragua launch!

Looking for ways to get involved in the launch of our Nicaragua location? Here are a few different ways you can support us. Join CpC’s FIRST 25! Last year, we celebrated 25 years of ministry here at Casas por Cristo. As we move towards our vision of expanding...

Missionary Spotlight | Chris Pearson

Tell a little bit about yourself, your family, and where you’re from. My name is Chris Pearson. I am serving as a Field Coordinator in San Raymundo, Guatemala. I have lived most of my life in South Dakota, and I am married to my high school sweetheart, Michaela. We...

A Home for Pastor Victor

Pastor Victor Chajil has been serving in ministry for 28 years as the pastor of Iglesia La Nueva Jerusalem in San Raymundo, Guatemala. Victor, his wife Sara, and their son Julio lived in the parsonage attached to the church. Victor plans to retire in a few years and...

Explore Chinandega, Nicaragua!

As you already know, we will be expanding to Nicaragua in 2020! We are thrilled to serve the city of Chinandega and its people. We are so excited for this next step, and we hope you will join us in this new adventure through prayer, financial support, and by...

Meet Petra.

The story of Petra. Petra is a recent widow. She had been living in a structure made of cardboard and other scrap materials by herself. When her home had caught fire, Pastor Leti saw a great need for Petra to have a safe, secure home, especially since she lived alone....

Why Nicaragua?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRMiRKvv7vs&t=1s Want to hear the story of how Nicaragua became our next location? Carlos has been an instrumental part of this story. He began his ministry in Nicaragua eight years ago. Since then, he has prayed that God would...

We’re Hiring!

WE’RE HIRINGHave you ever thought about serving as a full-time missionary in order to use your gifts and talents to impact the kingdom of God? Casas por Cristo is seeking to fill several full-time positions.DETAILS FOR ALL JOBSStarts immediately.Health insurance...

Volunteer Perspective | Kerese Arnold

I had the pleasure of going with our church group to Guatemala in November of 2015. We built for a family who loved on us just as much as we loved on them. They had a family member staying with them that was raped and as a result, had a young child. This young lady...

A Good Reminder For Us All

Jose Luis, his wife, and three kids had been jumping around from place to place because they had no home of their own. They would stay somewhere as long as they could until they were forced to relocate. Eventually, they were able to purchase a small plot of land on...

Missionary Spotlight | Spencer & Kiersten DeLong

Tell a little bit about yourself, your family, and where you’re from. We are the DeLong family – Spencer, Kiersten, and Brantley. I (Kiersten) am originally from Iowa. Spencer is from Indiana, and we met and lived in Illinois until August of 2018 when we made...

Help Us Launch Our Next Location!

As most of you know, Casas por Cristo is expanding to Nicaragua in 2020! We are so excited for this next step, and we hope you will join us in this new adventure through prayer, financial support, and by registering for a build in this location. Be sure to stay tuned...

Top 10 of 2018

We Praise God For All He’s DoneWe saw countless families come to know the love of Christ.Our launch to Nicaragua, planned for 2020, was announced.Incredible progress was made on our new Admin and Int’l Operations Buildings at our headquarters in El...