Proyecto Abrigo was founded in 1996 by Rev. Jose Luis Portillo in Tierra Nueva, Mexico. Since then, over 7,000 homes, two churches, a medical clinic, and a vocational school have been built to serve the poorer communities outside of Juarez, Mexico. The houses, built of cinderblock, measure 12′ by 24′ and have a cement floor. Each team is aided by maestros, who show the team how to mix the mortar and cement and lay the blocks. The family, when able, often helps the team with the building of their new home. At the end of the week, the team and family participate in a house dedication.
Stonebridge UMC partners with Proyecto Abrigo by sending two teams each year to help build homes. This year's trips are scheduled for April 6-9 and November 9-12.
Never served internationally? Love to serve internationally?
Great! This serve trip is for you!
Join us in Juarez, Mexico and help build homes with Proyecto Abrigo.
No craftsmen skills or experience necessary. Come as you are and get ready to experience and share the love of Christ in new and profound ways. This trip is the perfect trip for those who want to experience serving abroad for the first time. Teens are welcome with their parents.
Cost is $150-$300 per person (not including travel to El Paso)
*Cost dependent upon number of participants and amount of funds raised for the cost of the home prior to the trip.
Contact Pastor John or Pastor Courtney for more information.
To learn more about Proyecto Abrigo, click here for their website.