In 1989, God called Dottie and me to leave our pastoral role in South Louisiana and move our family to Guatemala to serve abandoned, abused and neglected children, many of whom found themselves on the “street” at very young ages. Now looking back over the three decades of ministry at Casa Aleluya, we reflect in wonder at what God has accomplished through the small seeds we’ve planted. Through His grace and His mercy, Casa has:
- Helped bring healing, moral direction and wisdom to more than 5000 abandoned children and then release them back into Guatemalan communities as living stories of God’s restorative power;
- Helped build more than 100 churches, pastors’ homes and Sunday School buildings in the communities surrounding our home – all through relationships with local pastors who were in deep need of resources;
- Facilitated more than 10,000 short-term missionaries from hundreds of U.S. churches and ministry organizations to share in God’s redemptive and restorative work at Casa;
- Raised up a full team of Guatemalan leaders (most of whom grew up at Casa as from abandoned children to Godly men and women) to guide the next 30 years of God’s story at Casa.
For almost thirty years now, Mike and Dottie (alongside their family) have continued to serve faithfully at the Casa Aleluya campus near San Bartolome, Guatemala – transforming the lives of children and literally building the next generation of family, marketplace, ministry, and Casa leaders.