Wednesday, February 06, 2019


Our vision is to strengthen the economy in a way that will provide jobs for people, fortify families and create stability in the community. 

Many people in this agricultural area leave town to find work in other places due to lack of jobs during the farming “off” season. A robust economy will allow men to stay “home,” which is essential to a healthy family as we raise up rural leaders for Christ.

We have laid out a plan to get this vision underway. The first phase is “LADRICU” which is “Ladrillos Cofradia United” (Cofradia United Bricks). LADRICU is a brickworks business.  These bricks are made of adobe which are the most common bricks used in these parts for building all kinds of structures.

To commence the work, it requires $2,000 USD of seed money that will have long-term positive outcomes which include:
  1. Immediate work for four men that will support them and their families.
  2. Investing back into the community as the rented land belongs to the town.
  3. Supporting the church who will receive a small portion of the revenue as a tithe.
  4. LADRICU will be self-sustaining in 4 weeks.
  5. Most importantly, it will create more jobs as the revenue from LADRICU will help seed small business initiatives such as a market center with small shops to generate an economy that will encourage economic justice and stability within Cofradia.
The $2,000 USD seed will help meet our needs as we seek to become self-sufficient:
  • One month rent (estimated $40)
  • Land Prep (estimated $80)
  • Tools: molds, picks, shovels, wheelbarrows, etc. (estimated $380)
  • One month of labor for four individuals (estimated $1,500) 
To the right is the land we will rent. It is close to Cofradia’s man-made lake and will have water access year-round.  The ground is prime for brick-making and only needs to be cleared to start the process.

Your generous donation will have immediate and long-term implications on the economy of Cofradia.  This is the beginning of a lasting project that will help strengthen families, the church, and the community.

Make checks out to ALTERNATIVE MISSIONS indicating that it is for “Cofradia Bricks” and send your donation to:  ALTERNATIVE MISSIONS / PO BOX 3107 / FERNDALE, WA 98248.

OR - You can safely donate online directly to “Cofradia Operations” making an annotation for “bricks”.

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