Homes of Hope was established in 2006. Since then hundreds of teams have come down to build homes for families in need. Just like every family we build for has a story, each team has a unique story of how they came to be. These are the stories that make up the 2018 Hope Chapel Maui - Homes of Hope team.
This is the scharnhorst family
For 15 years Jeff has been coming to Mexico on mission trips. This time his wife and daughter were able to join him. They’ve had an awesome experience jumping in and getting involved with the home build and the YWAM missionaries
This is Helena & Alex
23 years ago, Helena wanted to join YWAM. Now Helena along with her daughter Alex are building a home for a family with YWAM.
This is the Markey family
The Markey family came to Mazatlan in 2017 after hearing report backs from previous teams. They came and introduced LEGO ministry to Homes of Hope and it proved to be a hit with the kids in the neighborhood. Now they are back for a second time in 12 months because they feel this particular trip is a family friendly mission trip
This is the Gillis family
Diane Gillis signed up her family for this mission trip. Although it may have taken a while for everyone to warm up to idea, once they started building the home they all really loved it
This is Miles
Myles works for a roofing company on Maui and has been able to put his trade to use on the Homes of Hope build
This is the Yasunaga family
Jennifer, who is from the Philippines heard about the mission trip at church and felt it was important to get back to her roots.
This is CJ
CJ works in finance, but came to the Homes of Hope build ready and willing to learn. When the build was done, he expressed to me how much the trip and the build had impacted his life and he's keen to make another trip to YWAM Mazatlan in the future.
This is Paul
He heard about the mission trip at church and has always been his ambition to go on a mission trip. This was his first mission trip, but he’s already looking at another trip to the Philippines.
This is Shannah
Shanna is from Texas and has been able to use her Spanish to work with the local neighborhood kids while the build has been going on.
This is Alexa
Alexa heard some missionaries sharing at church and got inspired to do a trip. This was her first mission trip, but she says it won’t be her last as she’s considering joining YWAM after high school.
This is Lino and Brandon
Lino has built around 28 homes and Brandon close to 20. These guys are the next wave of Homes of Hope builders at YWAM Mazatlan.
This is Vitor
Vitor is from Brazil and this is his fourth Homes of Hope build. He has a special connection to this team from Hope Chapel Maui because he is a part of a church in Brazil that was started by a Hope Chapel Maui missionary.
This is Manny
Manny is the Homes of Hope director and continues to uphold the legacy of Mexican leadership of the ministry.
This is Areli & Alice
Areli is from Mexico City and Alice from Newcastle, Australia. This build is the first of many for both of them as hosts for Homes of Hope.
This is Tere
Tere is the only team member to serve in Homes of Hope as a local Pastor as well as YWAM Mazatlan staff. She brings a mother's heart as she connects with families before, during and after the builds.
This is the Castro Robles family
This is the Castro Robles family, who just received a brand new home for their family of five. Jose Antonio was working in Los Cabos while his wife and three kids we're back in Mazatlan living in a shack. Then one day, someone told them that they would be receiving a home. They are the reason that God brought people from as far as Hawaii, Australia and Brazil together Mazatlan. We all have a story and this time it was the Castro Robles story that brought us all together.