November 2023 Year End Review

November 2023 Year End Review

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2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Greetings Friends,

The year is coming to an end, and what a year we have had! The ministry has had the opportunity to help build seven houses this year, as well as help remodel Casa Hojar, a home for the elderly. I use the word help, because it is with the help of our ministry supporters that we can only get these projects done. Casa Hojar has seen quite a change from a year ago. Last year the residents sat behind tarps in the dining room to stay out of the elements. This year they have an enclosed dining room with large windows and an air conditioner. The bedrooms went from dark and dingy, to new lighting with ceiling fans and air conditioners to keep them cool this summer. I received a picture from the man who runs Casa Hojar asking what was wrong with the picture he had sent. The picture was taken in July with residents covered with blankets. It used to be 120 degrees in those back rooms in July, and now they are covered in blankets, instead of enduring the sweltering heat.

We continue to support other ministries in San Luis as well. Just last week we dropped off some shoes and clothes at Rueben and Cristina's church. There was a lady standing there with a broom in her hand talking to Guillermo. Cristina went on to explain that with the help she receives from Casa, this lady was pulled out of the depths of drug abuse and life in the dump. She gave her heart to Jesus, went to rehab, and now lives on site with Rueben and Cristina. They are discipling her in her new walk with Jesus Christ. I asked Guillermo if he knew her, and he explained that the last time he saw her, she was in a store…filthy, dirty, and strung out on meth. Her eyes were now like beacons of light when we saw her, and she had a contagious smile. Cristina went on to explain that she is one of several that have begun a new walk with the Lord. Their ministry is also feeding over 100 people a week and sharing the Gospel with the families.

We could not begin to help with any of these ministry miracles, if it wasn't for our ministry supporters like you.
A local church in Mexico said they needed a van or a bus to do outreach evangelism. One of our ministry supporters donated a bus. All we needed to do was go and drive it back. So we made a trip, drove it back, and got it crossed into Mexico. The very next day after crossing it, they sent me a photo of the bus at work. They had a load of people heading to a conference in another city. All possible because of our generous and faithful ministry supporters.

Our Student Ministry is beyond what we could ever have imagined. Without filling up 5-6 pages, here is a quick review. Graduates this year include a Teacher, International Trade Specialist, and two Psychologists. Another graduate that received her law degree two years ago, applied for the police academy, was accepted, and now graduated this November as a police officer.

This week we are in the process of interviewing new students, possibly adding three to five more students. 

The student Christmas party is planned for December. All alumni and current students, along with their kids, will enjoy an evening of games, food, and fellowship. There is more to the story, but I need to end this letter somewhere. 

Would you be willing to make a year end gift to help us continue what God has called us to do? It would surely be appreciated, and your donations make a huge impact in the lives of our friends in San Luis, Mexico. Donations can be mailed to: Casa’s Homes of Hope, PO Box 4671, Yuma, AZ 85365 or visit our website at We are so thankful for your faithful prayers and support!

Prayer Requests:

**Looking for a person or a couple to come alongside us as a mentor. 
**Strength and God's guidance for the upcoming year.

Love you all.
Curt and Kelly