Home build

Documenting a home building project and evangelistic event which took place in Tijuana Mexico in November 2010.

Photo credits: - Chad Youngquist - John Rennert - Jim Harp

Blog by Jim Harp

Chad and Jamie

Chad and Jamie
Chad and Jamie

The Home for Home Program

Chad and Jamie Youngquist along with Chad's parents Jon and JoAnn Youngquist own Pillar Development Company which specializes in building modest starter homes in Ellensburg Washington. For each home Pillar Development builds in the USA they are committed to building a small home for an underprivileged family in a developing country. This project is known as the Home for Home Program and consists of the Youngquist family and their many friends from around the world.


The Home for Home building projects are completed in cooperation with Baja Christian Ministries.


Baja Christian Ministries (BCM) serves the spiritual and physical needs of the poor through engaging short-term mission teams in Mexico. For Churches and organizations throughout the United States, Mexico and worldwide, this Ministry provides opportunity for active, first-hand service in the third world environment.

This blog documents a Home for Home build and evangelistic event which took place in Tijuana Mexico in November 2010. The Youngquists graciously invited me to join their group for the weekend which turned out to be one of the most educational, emotional and rewarding experiences in my life.

Jim Harp

Personal testimonies

Members of the US group related personal testimony in support of their belief in God and love for Jesus. As they speak, their words are translated into Spanish by the local pastor. All of those assembled listened closely as their stories unfolded. Their testimony had a noticeable impact on all those that were present.

Justin's testimony:

Justin told how when his Mother was carrying him as an unborn baby the doctors could find no sign of life within her womb, that she was carrying a dead fetus. After a month it appeared that the fetus would have to be removed. Before going to the hospital Justin's Mother and Father prayed to Jesus for special intervention and resolution. When the pair arrived at the hospital the doctor did one last examination prior to removing the dead fetus. The examination showed that their prayers had been answered as a  live healthy baby now resided in the womb.

Christy's testimony:

Christy testified that she had been living a life cloaked in fear and and an unfounded phobia of dread and anxiety, that something or somebody would harm her. When her husband wasn't around she kept the house locked and would peek out the windows searching for the source of  this nightmarish apprehension. Once the fear grew so extreme that she phoned the police even though the threat was only in her imagination. However as a result of her prayers, the Lord in His grace delivered her from her groundless fears and replaced them with peaceful calm and courage.