Casas por Cristo House #55!
Trinity has been involved in building houses in Juarez, Mexico through Casas por Cristo since 1997. Casas, a nonprofit based in El Paso, Texas, has a mission of building homes and giving them away. Trinity typically travels once a year to Juarez to build 2 homes the weekend before Thanksgiving. The trip is Saturday-Tuesday each year. In 2019, we built our 55th home! Trinity has had such a strong partnership with Casas Por Cristo that Casas dedicated the Mark and Lynn Twietmeyer Distribution Center in honor of Pastor Mark and Lynn’s contributions toward this life-changing ministry.
Each fall we hold a silent auction to raise funds for our missions trips including Casas por Cristo. Donations of services, goods, or cash are gratefully welcome! Contact the church office or donate directly through our online giving form.
In addition, Trinity had a dream of creating a relationship with 1 pastor, 1 congregation, 1 neighborhood. That dream became a reality through Tierra de Amor when we received a grant to buy property in Juarez. In 2005, Trinity established a not-for-profit organization in Mexico and bought a parcel of land. With partner congregation Zion Lutheran Church of Tinley Park, Illinois, we completed building 19 homes on that property. We then helped some of the most impoverished families in Juarez by forgiving all the mortgage debt that was on the land, gifting the home and land in full. As a result of this experience, each family with a new home receives a tangible symbol of the faithfulness and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Our volunteer builders gain perspective on the extreme poverty that exists in our world. This is truly “God’s Work, Our Hands.”