The vision for Casa de Luz was born in the hearts of Daniel and Aleyda Aguinaga, pastors of La Hermosa, our partnering church in Primo Tapia, Mexico.  Time and time again, they heard the cries of desperate mothers and vulnerable children and they felt called to respond to the cries for help.

The building where CDL is currently located began as an orphanage called “Home of Light” in 1964.  Pastor Daniel was dropped off at the orphanage when he was only ten days old.  He grew up and lived there until the day that the orphanage closed in 1994.  The building was then abandoned.

Daniel and Aleyda always had a vision to reopen the CDL building and use it to help children and families in need in their community.  God gave Aleyda and Daniel a dream and a promise: “If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry, and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noon day” (Isaiah 58).

After many years of dreaming, planning and praying, Casa de Luz opened its doors on August 29, 2011.

Receiving food at “Home of Light” orphanage.

Construction of “Home of Light” orphanage.

Pastor Daniel and other orphans at “Home of Light”

Pastor Daniel and others waiting for food.