Ladrillo Project info and passport forms

 Do you like to: Teach others?

 Do you like to: Work with your hands?

 Then becoming one of the many SELC members and friends that have assisted in the support and construction of our next house in Agua Prieta, Mexico is a calling for you!


***** Ladrillo Project for 2012/2013 Home *****


We started building a new home in Agua Prieta, Mexico on Saturday October 13th 2012. Our first workday was a Saturday day trip to build the foundation for the home. 

 Week-1 Leslie Niebas Family

Out next workdays were Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd. We stayed overnight at the Exchange Dormitory in Agua Prieta (where we store our tools/supplies).  Cost was $10/day and includes the meal if you stay overnight


This year we need to know who is coming several days beforehand so we can plan for drivers and rooms. Please call Christie Brown at 278-2528 to RSVP or email her at">


The remaining 2013 work days will be Saturdays Jan. 19th, Jan. 26th, Feb. 9th and Saturday Feb. 23rd (if needed).  We will announce any additional workdays in church and on the church webpage and evaluate this new plan as we proceed this year. 


We will meet at the church at 7 AM or at the McDonalds in Douglas at 8 AM.


Thanks for your support and looking forward to a good productive team this year!

Christie and Michael Brown


A passport book or passport card is required.


For up to date travel information on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, review the State Dept. websites at:

and for Mexico specific travel information.


The Douglas Customs office phone number is: 520-364-8486.





Ladrillo is the name for brick in Spanish; we build a safe dry ladrillo house in Agua Prieta, Mexico, across the border from Douglas, AZ, for a family who is living in a crude structure made of pallets, cardboard and corrugated metal. Starting in the year 2000, Sierra Evangelical Lutheran Church began assisting in building shelters in Agua Prieta, Mexico. With construction knowledge from 2000, SELC agreed to fund and construct a house on their own and two homes in 2003, 2004 and 2007. The second house each year was possible though generous donations from SELC friends and members.


If you have a desire for service work that will bless your day in return, a willing attitude to learn to use a trowel, hammer or shovel, we can use your help. We cross the border together (Mexico insurance is needed- you can car pool with others), stay together and safe during the workday and do God’s mission for our border neighbors. If you think you can help in any way, why not be a part of this team, make a big difference for a family and enrich your life too!


We partner and coordinate with the Tucson based Agua Prieta Family Shelters, Inc. a 501c.3 charity,for  more information go to:


Sierra Evangelical

Lutheran Church

101 N. Lenzner Ave.

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635



Additional Questions can be directed to:

Christie Brown  378-2528




State Department passport information = Passports


DS - 11  First time passport application form

DS - 82  Renewal by mail application form

Difference between a Passport Book and Passport Card

Requirement for US Birth Certificate

Mexico Country Specific Information
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative













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