Join in building a house for this deserving family. Cost is $195 which covers food and lodging. An additional $45 if you require transportation. You can pay online in the "other box" and indicate https://tinyurl.com/bajabuilds "Megan M" trip.
Azusa Pacific University recently announced they will be endorsing the bulk of their student missions work in the Ensenada area to Baja Bound.
“This is really a big day for our organization. To be entrusted with such a long and storied relationship as APU has with Baja area, it really is overwhelming. We know APU groups have many strong relationships with local ministries and we can’t wait to leverage those partnership to further God’s Kingdom”.
John Rose - Director
In announcing the change to partner schools and churches, APU’s Associate Vice-President for Local and Global Engagement Matt Browning stated:
“For 25 years, Baja Bound has provided critical ministries to Mexico, including building houses and overseeing education programs, and the organization enjoys an excellent reputation. “
Plans are currently underway to to perfectly mirror the APU program with a new BAJA CAMPO program run by Baja Bound. Summer 2019 will have three “Baja Campo Weeks”.
Last weekend we arrived at the new worksite to discover a visibly pregnant mom anxiously waiting to move out of her shack and into her new home.
While dedicating the home on Sunday we all noticed mom was missing. Why? Dad proudly told us she was birthing her second child (daughter, perfect health) while we were dedicating their new home!
How wonderful that mom and child arrive back from hospital to a new home!
We are pleased to collaborate with some forward thinking groups as we build homes in Baja. This week our group chose to bless their family with a solar system. This will save the family a lot of money, and help our planet. We are inspired by the many ways our groups creatively serve the poor and needy of Baja, Mexico.
Friday, August 31 - Sunday, September 2nd RONNIE KING open trip. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23 Adam and Felecia Kelly email@example.com https://www.gofundme.com/septemberhousebuild
Friday, September 28th - Sunday, September 30th Mali Woods Team Leader Maliwood1231@yahoo.com https://www.gofundme.com/av4fn-mexico-house-build
THIS SUMER WE HAVE WELCOMED GROUPS FROM CALIFORNIA, MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, OREGON, WASHINGTON, LOUISIANA, NEVADA, AND ARIZONA. We remain amazed at the compassion and care that all of our groups bring to the people of Baja.
Baja Bound's one and only Nati gathered a group of family and friends to celebrate her 23rd birthday Puerto Rican style. At just 23 Nati is our youngest house build organizer. She's been volunteering with Baja Bound now for 3 years and has an incredible heart for the people of Baja. Her weekend was spent with people who travelled across thousands of miles to help her celebrate and do what she does best and that's love the working poor. Here are her highlights.
They just keep coming back! I think they like us....or maybe they love the impact they're having on these precious and valuable people! This weekend was filled with cars so full of groceries for needy families we couldn't close the doors, sticky fingers from patching leaky roofs, dirty shoes from soccer, dirt stained cheeks from the tears of stories of hardship, splintered fingers and love. Did we mention is was The Greatness Foundation founders birthday!? Happy birthday Mike Sherbakov!
Check out amazing views of our beach house and the build experience, including tacos! Thank you Dennis Walker for capturing this for us!
Over the years we have encountered some exceptional young men and women while working around Baja. We have grieved over the reality that many talented young children in Baja will never reach their full academic potential. Guess what: we have decided to do something BIG about this. We have set a goal of raising funds to support 25 exceptional young students per year. If this sounds interesting we could use your financial support right now. Click here
Our dear friend Cindy decided to celebrate her 40th Birthday by gathering her friends and family to join her in gifting a single mom and her children with a new home. This weekend was a beautiful picture of how we can all be agents of change! What a perfect balance of serving alongside your favorite friends, giving hope to a precious family, celebrating a beloved friend's birthday and delighting in the rugged beauty of this region.