Scott and Gayla Congdon founded Amor Ministries in 1980 after confronting the spiritual and physical need found in Mexican orphanages. Having experienced the poverty of Mexico during their early ministry work, they desired to share their experiences and involve others in committing to serve the impoverished worldwide. Their goal is to instill the belief that a single act truly can make a difference. More than 30 years later, Amor Ministries remains committed to it's mission. Each year, Amor provides nearly 9,000 volunteers with an opportunity to serve the poorest of the poor through its house-building projects.