Churches from all over the United States come to Reynosa to build homes for the homeless. Your church could network with Strategic Alliance to provide dry shelter to a family that desperately needs help.
Our outreaches are 6 days. Normally they begin on Monday and end on Saturday. Day one is a travel day. Days 2, 3 & 4 are constructions days. Day 5 is decoration-dedication day. Day 6 is another travel day. Some teams drive to McAllen, Texas and others fly into McAllen (MFE) or Harlingen (HRL). Strategic Alliance meets you at a designated location, escorts your team across the border and takes you to a hotel in Reynosa, Mexico.
Each day starts with a devotion. Buffet breakfast is served in the hotel before going to the work site. All construction materials are on site when you arrive. A Strategic Alliance staff member is available to help teams if needed. Lunch is served on site. At 5 pm you go back to the hotel, shower and get ready for dinner. Then at 7 pm there is a wonderful buffet at the hotel. After dinner we gather again to share about the days experience.
Day 5, decoration-dedication day, is always an emotional experience. After working with the family for three days building their home you have become very close. The family has very little so we usually purchase a new bed which is made in the colonia where we work , a simple propane 2 burner stove and other items to decorate the house. The family has not seen their new home decorated at this point. We gather in front of the new home, pray for the family and dedicate the house. Then you hand the keys to the Dad or Mom! They enter the home and you just have to be there to experience what happens then. Like we said...it's a very emotional experience!
We would love for you to come with us. Contact us through our website or call us at (830) 620-0224. You will be a huge blessing and I promise that you will be blessed.