The vision for CDLA was sparked back in 2008, when a member of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, inspired by the work that LCPC was doing to build houses and churches in Baja, offered to donate a parcel of land that she owned to a mission that would further God’s Kingdom in the area. That general idea blossomed into a decision to support the building of an orphanage on her land. Over the next few years, other members of her family were inspired by the vision, and added their adjoining parcels to the mission.

Through the work of a task force led by LCPC’s former senior pastor, Andy Wilson, the vision began to take form… first through the formation of an independent civil association (not-forprofit entity in Mexico) called Casa de Los Angeles (CDLA) that could own and eventually operate the orphanage, to the development of building plans, coordination with government officials, and Phase 1 construction.

With the generous support of LCPC and other partner churches and organizations, CDLA received the land and is now building the orphanage, or Children’s Home, with capacity to provide shelter and care for 38 boys and girls. The design for the orphanage is for a three story, 12,000 square foot home that is built into the side of the hill. The first two floors are concrete and steel frames, called a podium. The top story will be metal framing. The hillside has been dug out, and foundations and retaining walls have been built.

The first floor has been completed, and planning for the 2nd story block walls has begun. The CDLA site also features a finished guest house, a large water cistern, a septic system, driveway, patio, and ample secure storage. There are substantial projects teed up for volunteer teams to complete this Spring and Summer.

The Casa de Los Angeles site is situated on a breezy hillside with an expansive view of the ocean and Rosaritos famous beaches. It can be reached from San Diego by car in less than an hour.  CDLA is coordinating short-term mission trips, including youth trips, men’s mission trips, and trips open to anyone high school age or older. Teams stay at a comfortable, secure mission station in a quiet neighborhood in Rosarito operated by missionary couple (and CDLA partners), Ron and Kristy Struska.  Watch for details about these amazing mission trips. Wed love to include you.

CDLA’s vision is to bring joy, inspiration, and hope to all who they work with, to provide a true testament to the Gospel, and to glorify the Lord through service “to the least of these”.