A STORY OF HOPE
Worship truly is at the center of everything we do as a ministry. Because our team places a high value on daily corporate worship, it has instilled a value for His presence in our children. It is here that God encounters and heals our children and we believe that we are raising up the next generation of worshippers. The multi-campus church in Mexico and Romania as well as the daily worship and devotions held at each base, wouldn’t be possible without our very own Leo Lopez.
Leo is on our Senior Leadership Team and is the Worship Pastor for all of our bases. He is an incredibly anointed worship leader and was one of the first boys in our orphanage in Mexico. Leo has a gift to lead others into encounters with God through his worship and we are honored to have him in our family.
In 1989 Leo was seven years old when he and his two brothers were brought to The Mission, by social services. His father was a violent man and his mother had left them a year earlier. Since she had gone, they truly lost everything. Leo and his siblings were trying to survive in the streets of Tijuana while living in a culvert pipe with their father.
Leo says that after arriving at The Mission, he began to experience true love for the very first time. A few years after being here, Steve and Cathy Horner, the founders of The Mission, adopted Leo into their family and loved him unto complete healing.
Leo first held a guitar when he was 12 years old and says that something significant happened in that moment; he knew what his purpose was. He led worship for the first time when he was just 14 years old. Leo is now 38 years old; he and his wife Sandra have five beautiful children whom bring life and light to our entire Mission family.
We are so excited to announce that Leo and our very own worship team, Música la Misión, will be releasing brand new songs. These songs have carried our team throughout many different seasons and we can’t wait to share them with you all. The first song, “Tu Gozo” (Your Joy) is available on all music platforms now! You can find “Tu Gozo” here and here. To stay up to date, follow along on social media @themissionorg & @musicalamision.
BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES
School just started back up again and we have over 500 children throughout all of our different education programs! We are teaching preschool through high school students and are always in need of supplies. If you would like to help, you can mail supplies to the physical address below or donate at themissioninc.org/donate. Thank you!
Notebooks & binders