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updated 12/14/2019

If not now, when? If not me, who?

row of houses and children on dirt road.

Our Mission

We believe that we help ourselves as we help others. Our mission is to engage people in the startling work of mission in the colonias of the poor, by assisting with special needs children, education,shelters, and addressing hunger and poverty.

Our History

As widely reported by the media, Paper Houses was founded by a Houston Police Sergeant, with the support of the Houston Police Officers Union in 2002. Sgt, Bob decker became lost when visiting a Mexican border-town, saw the extreme poverty of the working poor, and decided to do something about it.


These are the people determined to stay in Mexico and build a better life for themselves and their children. Helping people who are already working hard to help themselves is just and rewarding. Instead of relying on media reports, we are on our border and doing things every day to make a difference.


Thanksgiving Mission

November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving began with breakfast at a Jagger Cafeteria with children from the Elizabeth Rodriguez Cruz kindergarten.

Christmas Mission

November 22, 2019

Ian received an operation several doctors said was impossible.

Christmas Letters

After seeing how much a blind boy loved receiving cards that other people had to read to him, we thought that Christmas Letters . . . .

Erik and Jorge

November 22, 2019

Jorge and his brother Erik are scheduled for surgery that will restore their sight!


December 5, 2019

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Another Boy Named Alexis

We met a new little guy who is just a baby, named Alexis. He was diagnosed with Anguilla-Barré syndrome.