Monday, February 13, 2012

No longer Homeless

This coming weekend, I'm leading a team of 20 to build a house for a family on the East side of Tijuana. Martha Urena is a single mom with a 3 year old named Daniela, and a 2 year old named Alexa. She makes $25 per week when she can find work. She currently lives in a make-shift shelter where the roof is inadequate and the floor is unstable. They don't have a bathroom of their own, have no electricity, car, telephone, or refrigerator. They do have a gas stove, but that's about it. This is quite common in the poor communities of Tijuana.

This weekend, life is about to change for her family. In just 3 days, we'll build Martha and her children a brand new house with a concrete floor, stucco finish, and a brand new roof that doesn't leak. They'll have doors and windows for added security. This house won't cost her family one dime. It's a tangible gift of God's love from Newbreak Church, the local church in Tijuana, and Amor Ministries.

I LOVE these trips! They are so life changing for everyone involved. Not only will Martha and her family have their lives changed, but our team's lives will be changed forever! It's something that never gets old for me. Now Martha will be able to focus her attention on feeding and educating her children, instead of fighting off the rain and the cold every day. I can't wait to present her with the keys to her new home!

1 comment:

krissy jane said...

Amen! God is so Grand!!! I am praying for Martha and her 2 girls. Praying for the hands that will be building their home out of love. Praying for a safe trip.