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2022 Tijuana TripOur love puts us in the right place.
July 16-23, 2022
Due to the pandemic, in 2020 and 2021 we had to put our annual trip to serve the Tijuana community on pause. Fortunately, our friends in Tijuana were able to continue our mission by building houses for families in need.
After two years of waiting with our hearts full of hope and love, we were able to continue our mission this summer.
We were faced with a few challenges this year. With safety in mind, we decided to pause our Mothers', Teens', and Children's programs this year to focus solely on the building of two homes for two families in need.
Through the hard work, compassion, and faith of our 23 volunteers, in addition to the year-long work of our Brothers and Sisters, our mission to build hope through community was able to resume in 2022!
Monica Rising Tijuana Ministry Director, 2022 Tijuana Trip
Dorothy Day once said that "We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community" Truly, we have experienced the isolating loneliness during the pandemic, but it is through God's love that we are called to come together as one community to love and serve others.
Thank you for your love and support, without you none of this would be possible.
2022 Tijuana Trp
Families New Houses
This year a blessing arrived for two families. Susana, a single mother of two sons, Angelo and Christiano as well as Oscar and Sandy and their parents. They now form part of our community in Tijuana.
Alicia Aguilar | Christopher Allen | Mimi Bini | Lawrence Cargnoni | Margaret Casey | Freddie Clegg | Joseph Eder | Frank Fanger | Tina Lipscomb | Michael Lobato | Victor Lopez | Robert Malone | Joan Mibach | Cecilia Montgomery-Eder | Devon Montgomery-Eder | Linda Paulson | Jesse Perez | Jesse Perez | Monica Rising | Larry Roesler | Ryker Rohlfing | Olivia Rohlfing | Andre Sosinki | Joanna Thurmann.
Visit our web pages to learn more about the outreach programs and activities our Churches provide.
Casa de Clara Catholic Workerprepares to reopen its doors.
January 8, 2022
BASICS Tijuana Ministry is helping Casa de Clara Catholic Worker, a Shelter for unhoused women and children, to open back up after its Covid closure.
Saturday’s project is Landscaping! Lead by our beloved Mimi Bimi. Come meet us at 10am and help for a few hours to weed, rake, trim, and maybe do some replanting. Let us know if you can help by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring tools and gloves if you have them. We are also repairing the kitchen and updating the bathroom and painting, but that will be another day. We are waiting for the plumber, counter, and shower parts. Stay tuned for those work days.
318 N. Sixth St. in San Jose.
**Do not park in the grocery store parking lot across the street. They tow!
You can donate for supplies by mailing a check to the Casa de Clara Catholic Worker at the above address or go to their website at sjcw.org
Casa de Clara
Frank Fanger25 Years of Volunteer Service
For the past 25 years, Frank Fanger has poured his heart into serving the poor and marginalized people in Tijuana. He gained years of experience by leading groups of students from Bellarmine College Preparatory to build simple yet dignified homes for families in need of a shelter. Frank joined forces with the Tijuana Ministry program in 2009, and has served as a trusted construction leader each summer. Frank says that this time building houses is his therapy. "After a week in Tijuana, I don't need a shrink (therapist) for the whole year. The man upstairs is my project manager. Using my gifts in service of others is what gives me a sense of true happiness. "
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