We are living in extraordinary days.
I understand that each of you have felt the effects of COVID-19 in your communities. I hope and pray that you are well and doing what you can to help your neighbour and offer hope to those around you through this difficult time.
The effects of this virus on Casa de Luz have been significant.
We are currently in the middle of what should be our busiest team season, but our Team Base is empty for the foreseeable future. Teams bring consistent revenue to the operations of Casa de Luz and the work we do. Without funding from teams, the number of people we have capacity to serve is greatly affected.
We have also made the very difficult decision to temporarily close our Children’s Center and Youth Mentorship Program in order to protect the safety and well-being of our community. For single parents in our community, this has been extremely difficult.
We acknowledge that everyone is set to lose amidst the virus. But this loss will not be proportionate. The most vulnerable, those who are already at-risk and impoverished, are set not just to struggle, but to suffer. They won’t just lose some, they will lose all.
It is our purpose and commitment to continue to help single-parent families in every way we can. Our La Hermosa Church family is on the ground in Primo Tapia with hands that are ready to help. But the truth is we aren’t sure how long we are able to, given the circumstances.
Your gift will help us ensure our CDL families are not left alone in the devastation. Our aim is to keep families in safe spaces to live, with the food and resources they need in this time of crisis.
We are trusting the Lord in this time. We know He is good and we trust that fully. We know He sees and cares about each of our CDL families. We know He sees you and your family, too.
“For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” - Isaiah 41:13
We are not a people without hope and we will continue to share this hope in the community of Primo Tapia.
Help us continue to stand with our Casa de Luz families, in compassion, with nourishment and the hope of Jesus! We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you!
We hold one major fundraiser each year in May. The funds raised at this event determine the work we are able to do in fighting to keep families together in Primo Tapia. In light of COVID-19, this fundraising event has been cancelled. Would you step in and help continue to support single-parent families to keep their families together in this time of uncertainty when they are set to lose so much? Your gift enables us to respond to urgent needs amongst our CDL families in this time of crisis.