Support Gary Stephens
Provide a one-time or recurring gift to our Executive Director at Casa de Luz Ministries. Gary is helping change the lives of disadvantaged families from our main office in Canada.
After two decades in full-time pastoral/church ministry, I felt God call me to focus my attention on Casa de Luz full-time. The need in Primo Tapia, Mexico is vast and I wanted to commit as much time and energy as I could to make a significant difference in the lives of these children and families.
Women are living in abusive and dangerous situations. Children are vulnerable as they are left at home alone while their mothers try and find work. Teens are dropping out of school and roaming the streets, falling prey to drug dealers and gang members. Families are living in extreme poverty with no hope of a healthy future due to a lack of education, employment opportunities, and family support. Our ministry in Mexico is continually growing to help meet these needs.
Our goal at CDL is always to empower and come alongside people and I feel privileged to help do that through our education programs, business initiatives, childcare and youth programs, counseling, and mentorship opportunities, as well as through relationship and accountability. We aim to create a healthy, whole, and sustainable lifestyle as these families walk out of years of poverty, abuse, addiction, and despair.
My role is to oversee and give overall direction to Casa de Luz Ministries. Our opportunity to effect change is rapidly expanding, as several other churches and organizations from Canada and the USA believe in the vision of CDL and want to partner with us. Part of my job is also building these new partnerships so CDL can expand its work in Mexico. I am also working with these organizations to help them implement a missional mindset within their communities.
Stepping into this new role has required much prayer and the financial support of individuals who believe in the vision of CDL.
I would be honoured if you could join me on this journey. I know I can't do this alone!