Staff Housing Dedication

For years many of our staff at the Baja Mission lived in trailers that had been lovingly donated by friends of the ministry. While these were great for short term staff they weren’t adequate for those giving years of their lives to this place. The trailers were saunas in the summer and ice boxes in the winter. A plan was developed to tear down a motel that was on the property in 1966 when Chuck and Charla made their first trip to Vicente Guerrero and replace it with two story housing with 16 apartments.

 The Old Motel

The Old Motel

After years of fundraising for this project and hard work from the construction team and many volunteers, this project is finally complete!

 New staff housing

New staff housing

In January, the staff and a few donors gathered to dedicate this building to God and give Him thanks for all the ways He provided.

Janelle Keller, Executive Director

Hans Visser writes: At the dedication there were words of appreciation to many people who were all involved in different ways to make this building a reality.

There were words by Jill the Baja Mission Administrator, and Janelle, the Executive Director of the organization. Then I had the privilege of cutting the ribbon. But first I was led to present a short message based on Psalm 127. Unless the Lord builds the house it’s builders labor in vain which is a biblical truth and is very familiar.

In our case it was our Bible wedding text. In all our years we have learned it takes a lot of prayer and listening to His voice to get the Lord involved in building the house. In the building process of our lives, we too often want to take charge ourselves. And it is by God’s amazing grace that this staff housing is now a reality.

 Hans Visser and Mario Cordoba

Hans Visser and Mario Cordoba

It is here because of His building skills. In the building process He was molding and guiding all those involved. It is not so much the actual bricks and mortar, but the heart and lives it touches in the process. Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labor in vain.

Now, I was privileged to cut the ribbon followed by prayer and thanksgiving by Pastor Mario. The service was concluded by refreshments and a time of reflection.