Helping the Children and the Community
During the summer, spring break, and holiday seasons, a growing number of groups visit Casa. They come to spend time with the children, to work on construction, maintenance and various other projects. We are blessed that the groups also bring financial resources, which benefit Casa and the neighboring community.
We are excited that you are thinking about a trip to visit us at Casa de la Esperanza. Considering a mission trip demonstrates that God is working in your heart. You will be blessed by your visit.
Activities and service in which you may find yourself involved include:
- Eating meals with our children
- Playing games and providing crafts
- Participating in devotionals
- Helping prepare and clean up after meals
- Repairing or improving the physical facilities of the campus
- Building a community center in Anáhuac that will serve the community at large
- And much, much more!
Where Is Casa?
Casa de la Esperanza is located near the town of Anáhuac, right in the middle of Chihuahua’s scenic llanos, an area of plains and rolling hills. It is surrounded by flourishing farmlands, often owned and worked by Mennonite neighbors who have lived in this area since the 1920’s.
Anáhuac is about an hour and a half west of Chihuahua City, and about 15 minutes north of Cuauhtémoc. The population is about 14,000. Most townspeople are employed by Pondercel, the local paper-manufacturing plant, or in family-owned stores. Locals are very accepting of visitors, as many “Americanos” visit us during the spring and summer months.
Visitors to Casa often have opportunities to serve the surrounding community as well as the children at Casa. Read more about what we’ve been doing and our future goals in the articles below.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
There is a lot more information that will help you plan your visit to Casa. A few general items are posted below, with even more specific details available in the Casa Visitor Packet, which you can download using the button below.