Mission Report & Projects

Homes of Hope’s global movement has been steadily gaining life- changing traction in transforming the lives of families in poverty via the gift of a new home since 1990. I started in the Fall and worked part way through Winter, and so I had to wait for decent weather to spray the final finish – so – a big part of that 8 months was spent with my living room filled with couch frames waiting for it to get above 70 Degrees F outside 🙂 I think a reasonable estimate to build one of these would be roughly 60-80 hours for an intermediate woodworker.

Today, residents of the San Juan/Berg’s Mill community and others have begun to attempt to trace their heritage through Spanish Colonial mission records and oral histories, including traditions handed down from generation to generation (see Native Peoples of the South Texas Plains to learn more about the diverse groups that were drawn into Texas missions).

After the great Earthquake of 1812 struck the length of California leaving most of the missions in shambles ( though apparently doing little damage here), the Padres were terrified by the report of the collapse of the heavy stone vaulted ceiling at Mission Capistrano killing many worshippers who were attending Mass, that they decided to take down the five-foot thick parabolic vault at Carmel.

The original reredos was destroyed when the last portion of ceiling collapsed in 1851, and from the fragments and descriptions it was ascertained that it may have resembled the one at Mission Dolores which was constructed of earlier gilded portions of massive golden wood altarpieces being disassembled at the Mother Church of San Fernando in Mexico City due to the change in architectural fashions.

Second, your vision and mission statements let other individuals and organizations have a snapshot view of whom your group is and what it wants to do. When your vision and mission statements are easily visible (for example, if they are on the letterhead of your stationary), people can learn about your organization without having to work hard for the information.

Since that designation, Carmel Mission Basilica was honored with a visit of the Holy Father from Rome in 1987, when pope John Paul ll visited the church to deliver an important address on evangelization as well as laying a wreathe at the foot of the grave of the mission’s founder, Junipero Serra, who he would beatify two years later in Rome at the Basilica of St. Peter’s.how to build a mission