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Our two-fold mission:
FIRST: To help break the cycle of poverty through housing, education and health care.
SECOND: To provide a spiritual work/retreat to our American partners.
Groups from the U.S. are encouraged to be intergenerational, although this is not a requirement. Youth groups are welcome with a ratio of two adults to one youth. The work is such that there is a place for everyone - men and women of all ages and skill levels. Housing is provided in a clean, air conditioned motel in Mexico.
Under CPC supervision, each group builds and dedicates a three-room, concrete block house in four and a half days. The family that will occupy the house works alongside the group and also provides a small portion of the cost.
In the summer of 1987, Dianne Davis took 127 volunteers with her to Agua Prieta, Mexico to build 10 small concrete-block homes. She had been in the area the previous year when she first she saw the disparity, and knew she had to help. When people began to ask for details about the next year’s trip, Dianne knew that God’s plan for her included more than a one-time mission trip.
CPC settled in Piedras Negras, Coahuila Mexico in 1989. After becoming more involved in the community, CPC realized that housing was not the only necessary component to breaking the cycle of poverty; these families still needed better, affordable medical care and educational opportunities.
Following this widening of focus, CPC started the Juanita Bowsher Medical and Community Center in 2000, the Land and Hope Preschool in 2001, and the New Hope Library in 2009. Although the preschool has been temporarily closed due to a lack of sustainable funding, the library programs are thriving and we hope to be able to re-open the preschool in the very near future.