Join us in 2018 for Build a Miracle – Saturday, April 14, 2018 is the 2nd trip

Date: April 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am

BUILD A MIRACLE – Sign up by April 8 for the April 14, Saturday TRIP!

Join Good Samaritan parishioners (of all ages), the Newman community and Build a Miracle as we install insulation, drywall and metal lathe for the walls of the Rodriguez-Topete family in Tijuana, Mexico.

Our next trip is on Saturday, April 14th  – Sign Up by April 8th, details below!

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Use this link to sign up or email Katie and Tracy Jewell at with the following information:

Name – Email address – Cell phone number – Number of people attending (including yourself)

Do you need a ride to the border? – Are you willing to give others a ride to the US side of the border? – If yes, how many people (including yourself) can you drive?

We will leave the Good Sam/Newman parking lot no later than 7:00 am and return approximately 4:00 – 5:00 pm (depends on the border crossing time).

If you are able, a $10-$25 donation is requested by BAM to cover the cost of the bus and lunch. Katie & Tracy Jewell will send detailed information as soon as it is received from Build a Miracle, usually a couple days before the build date.

Last build date will be Saturday, May 12th. Sign ups for that date will begin mid-April.

DOCUMENT INFO (from Build A Miracle):

Adult U.S. Citizens now need a Passport to cross back into the USA. However, unofficially if you are a U.S. citizen and have a drivers license AND a birth certificate, they will let you through – might have to wait while they check your ID/docs (apparently people still do it this way).

Children under 16 without a passport can present an original or copy of their birth certificate.

Contact Katie or Tracy Jewell at or (858) 695-9967 with questions.

More info can be found at or Build a Miracle’s website at

PHOTOS from the March 3rd Trip

Meet the family

Preparing the cement


More cement prep            Carrying Cement