Popular Christian band the Newsboys recently took a break from touring and performing to help build homes for poor families in Baja, Mexico.
Band members Michael Tait and Duncan Phillips left the U.S. on July 23 and joined 80 people between the ages of 11 and 70 to embark on the admirable quest — and, while they were there, they delivered a powerful message about the importance of showing love and following God’s word.
“We’re doing what the Bible tells us to do — do what Jesus did,” Tait said in a Facebook video. “Building houses, providing for people who have no money, who have no houses, the poor and the homeless.”
He added, “You’ll never be accused of loving people too much.”
Phillips said that the two houses they constructed are for Mexican families who didn’t formerly have homes to live in. He also spoke of the importance of loving one another amid cultural dysfunction.
“We see so much dysfunction with hate and what that does,” he said. “But this is love in action.”
The Newsboys have helped construct dozens of schools, churches and homes in Mexico, as part of a partnership the band has had over the past 15 years with Baja Christian Ministries and God’s Not Dead Missions, according to a statement published by Breathecast.
Find out more about God’s Not Dead Missions here.