Go on a Trip
Learn about trips to Casa de luz
What to expect
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
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.
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)
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?
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.
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.