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Update and Prayer Requests for Casa

Posted by Janet Paladini on

Hello everyone!
November TMCC Mission Trip
As always, a lot has been happening at Casa. TMCC sent a team there in November who ran new wiring throughout Casa Pequena - the Bunkhouse, built an outdoor oven/barbecue that was funded by the TMCC Youth Group (photos attached!), began organizing the storage rooms that contain a multitude of tools and parts, and also made repairs to wheelbarrows and bicycles (lots more work to do there during the January trip).
December Trip 2017
Here is what Vic Paladini had to say during a short weekend trip in December: 
"We are at Casa in Hermosillo now and the small team we had here did a ton of work today! We worked 10 - 12 hours and got all our tasks accomplished! Rewired the bunkhouse with lights, switches, a fan, outlets and exterior lighting, installed those wonderful metal shelving units, chain sawed an old dead tree, did some chain saw tree trimming! and even installed four sets of bright LED light strips in the Cocina (Casa kitchen).
Santa (Jack Porter) came to Casa and you should have seen 42 SUPER EXCITED orphan kids!! One nino thought something wasn’t exactly right and pull Santa’s beard down! Great laughter from God’s children! We cried, they laughed!
We are all tired ... but happy!"
Upcoming Mission Trips in 2018
Here are the dates for our first trips next year:
January 12 through 15
February 16 through 19
If you would like to join either of these trips, please contact Jeff Estes ( ) for more information or to get signed up.
Casa Support Team - Open Position
The team is looking for a Casa Van Coordinator. This involves making sure the van is reserved for each trip, that it is checked over prior to and after each trip. They also are responsible for making sure the van is cleaned after each trip. Please let me know if you might be interested in serving in this important role.
Casa Storage Units - Sierra Vista
We have the use of two storage units which are used to receive donations that will either be taken to Casa or will be sold to raise funds for Casa. We would love to accept new and gently used clothing, furniture and care products, as well as many other items. For more information, contact Joe Gramke at 
Leadership change at Casa
Recently the Casa Mexico Board of Directors made the determination to restructure the leadership at Casa. Until new leadership can be put in place, Paul Plumb and his wife Marlene will be spending half of each month at Casa starting in January, and for the next six months. They will be helping out Casa and leading the Mexican transition team. Starting in the second half of 2018 Paul and Marlene will spend less but still a considerable amount of time at Casa and they will continue to do marketing and presentations to seek sponsors and donors for Casa here in the USA. This is an exciting time for Casa!
As always, we have plenty of loving, caring Christian adults that are on site caring for our Casa children. The kids are safe and secure and everyone is doing well. Paul and Marlene will be on the ground there the first week of January, working to help keep Casa on the right track until we can hire a new wonderful couple to be our new on-site directors.
Additional prayer requests
Please continue to keep Casa in your prayers: for God's direction in the leadership change, for individuals to step forward to provide sponsorship for the children, for strength for the house parents, for the children to be blessed by God as they are cared for and grow at Casa. Please also pray for our TMCC Casa Support Team, that our efforts be guided by God and that those who join each mission trip would be blessed by an amazing experience.
TMCC Casa Support Team
Here is a current listing of our team - please feel free to reach out to us!
  • Caitlin Waterbury - Strategic Partner Coordinator: 
  • Janet Paladini - Casa Support Team Director: 
  • Joe Gramke - Casa Mission Director: 
  • Dawn and Todd Tuthhill - Casa Sponsorship Coordinators: 
  • Jack Porter, Jr. - Casa Construction Management Coordinator: 
  • Jeff Estes - Casa Volunteer Coordinator: 
  • Mike Anderson - Casa Storage Unit Coordinator: 
  • Open Position - Casa Van Coordinator
Thank you once again for your support of Casa Esperanza Para Ninos!!
- Janet Paladini

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