God has afforded us many diverse opportunities for service in the past, and we know by faith that He will grant us even more in the future. We continue to look forward expectantly to the good works He has planned for us. Some of our service opportunities in the past have included building a twenty-by-twenty-square-foot efficiency home for a specific impoverished family of four. Casa’s Director Gil tells the story of this particular family. In 1998, Gil and a team were on a food distribution. The mother of this family invited the team inside their eight-feet-by-ten-feet, plastic-wrapped hut with a dirt floor and large rocks anchoring the plastic down. There was no running water, no bathroom, not even an official door. The father had long since abandoned the family. Gil remembers recalling a vivid word from God in the book of James 2: 15–17: “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” This word had a profound impact on the course of Casa’s direction for the future.
We have also donated several intersections of traffic signal lights, controls, and cables, from the Denver area contributing to community safety in Anáhuac. We have contributed three semi-truckloads of medical supplies and equipment to area clinics serving the poor. Sources in the U.S. have allowed us to donate manually-driven and electrically-motorized wheel chairs to several area children and an ambulance-on-loan to serve Anáhuac, (an average of ten to twelve times a day).