Go on a Trip

Learn about trips to Casa de luz

CDL Ministries and several partnering churches and organizations have committed to sending teams to Primo Tapia, Mexico throughout the year. These are life-changing experiences for everyone involved. Not only do we focus on making a difference in the lives of those we serve, but we also step outside of our western comfort zone and identify with God’s heart for the nation of Mexico.

What to expect

Accommodations

To be part of the community we have established a permanent base in the city of Primo Tapia itself. The team building is located adjacent to Casa de Luz. The building houses a clean and functional kitchen, eating and hang out areas, and storage space. Our facilities contain a shower and bathroom on each floor of our team buildings, bunk beds complete with mattresses and bedding, and an amazing view of the Pacific ocean. A fire pit is also available outside of the team buildings to socialize and debrief through your stay.

Meals

Teams that travel to Casa de Luz are able to hire our staff cooks to authentic Mexican cuisine for lunches and dinners. You can expect some of the best Mexican meals you have ever tasted. There are also many restaurants, taco stands, and grocery stores nearby.

Interacting with the kids

The kids at Casa de Luz love when teams come to visit! Teams mean new friends, extra players for soccer games, and often exciting activities. Language is never a barrier to interaction. While you may not understand everything the kids are saying, the language of love, attention, and service goes a long way when making new friends here.

Love in action

We ask that you please be hospitable toward the La Hermosa and CDL Staff and volunteers. Show your love and appreciation for them while you are there. Look for ways to serve them.

Be warm and friendly to the local people you will be meeting. Let others get to know you. Think of ways that you can help them understand a little about yourself and your country. Above all else, reflect the love of Christ in your words and actions.

Safety

We understand there are questions regarding safety when bringing teams to Mexico. We want to assure you that we would never invite you into something that we aren’t willing to do ourselves.

We currently have 3 missionary families on the ground in Primo Tapia. Our families live and work here, we go to church here, our kids go to school here, we shop at the local markets, eat at the restaurants and are active in the community.

That said, as with any foreign travel there are elements of risk and precautions that we ask you to be aware of.

Be aware of your surroundings at all times, as you would be at home:

  • Do not be out after dark
  • Travel along well populated routes
  • Create a modest presence, avoid showing signs of affluence (do not leave valuables in vehicles or lying around)
We have a fully gated and secure base where teams will stay and where our families live. For more specific information on the Baja, please visit your local government website.

Can we ensure your utmost safety? No. Nor can we in your own home or while crossing the street in any US or Canadian city. The same is true here. However, we know that the enemy can implant undo fear to stop people from serving and doing the good work of Jesus. We ask that you prayerfully enter into your team planning and ask the Lord’s presence in all you do!

What will we do?

While in Mexico, visiting missions teams engage in various service projects. Casa de Luz works very closely with the leaders of each team to build a missions trip that engages the skills, passions and interests of missions team members while meeting needs among CDL, La Hermosa Church and our town of Primo Tapia.

The teams activities at Casa de Luz range from crafts and teaching times with the children, dance or music classes, sports or activities classes, playing soccer with the children, or other special events. Some team members also love to help out in our CDL Nursery, where staff are always happy to have some extra hands helping out with the younger ones.

Often times, there will be a construction project for the teams to get involved with. Currently, our main construction project is Casa de Luz Village.

Our heart at Casa de Luz is to bless our community of Primo Tapia alongside our brothers and sisters from La Hermosa Church. One of the activities that teams are regularly involved with, alongside La Hermosa church leaders, is in home prayer visits, and in the preparation and delivery of food hampers for local families in need. Traditionally, this means the team shops for, assembles, and then delivers the food hampers. The food hamper delivery day is always a highlight for team members, where they get the chance to step out of their comfort zone, pray for those in need, and serve in a very practical way. We have seen God do some amazing things on these food hamper delivery trips.

Building Projects

Are you a framer, electrician, plumber or carpenter? Do you work at or own a construction company? Are you passionate about seeing families move from poverty and desperation to the fullness only God can bring them? We would love to host you at Casa de Luz, where you can use your gifts and your skills to bless families in need and the ministry of Casa de Luz.

Building trips are an amazing way to rally youth, bring together church communities, and engage employees. Most missions trips to CDL have a construction component, where you will be able to use your skills to see our building projects advance.

Currently, CDL’s main building project is in the construction of Casa de Luz Village, a neighbourhood composed of affordable rental houses and apartments for CDL moms, space for startup businesses for those involved in our empowered employment initiative, a vibrant base for a youth center for at-risk youth and Emergency Shelter for families in dire situations.

Get involved

Casa de Luz exists because of our incredible ambassadors, volunteers, and generous financial partners. We are always looking for new individuals and organizations to get involved in our mission.

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