Since 2002, Christ United Methodist Church has sponsored and built a Habitat home for a family in our community every two years in both Bryan and College Station. This weekend, Christ UMC will be raising the walls on their 9th Habitat home for the Villeda family! Here is a little bit about the Villeda family.

Eduardo and Jessica Villeda focus on providing their four children with all the care and love they deserve. Eduardo works hard to provide for his family, consistently working overtime as a concrete finisher for a local paving company. Jessica is the primary caregiver for their children, Brallan (12), Mario (10), Rosavelia (8) and Eduardo Jr. (1). Together, they envision providing a bright future for their family.

One goal they are working toward is providing a safe and decent home for their children to grow up in. For the past four years, the family of six has been living in a two-bedroom trailer home. Eduardo and Jessica share their bedroom with Rosavelia and baby Eduardo Jr., and the boys Brallan and Mario share the other. Not only is their living space cramped, the trailer home also has faulty electric wiring, mold and mildew around windows and on walls, water damage on ceilings, walls and floors and uneven flooring. They were overjoyed when they found out they had been accepted into Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity’s homebuyer program after applying a second time.

With their hard-earned income and their family size, Eduardo and Jessica qualify for a 4bed/2bath home! Their new home will help provide them with the much-needed space and safety that the family should have. Since their acceptance into the program the family has already completed almost 300 sweat equity hours, and they look forward to completing the 500 total hours alongside community volunteers to build their very own home!

Follow the progress of the Villeda build on Christ UMC Habitat Mission Partnership Facebook page @cumchabitat for the latest updates and pictures!