CDL offers personal development courses periodically throughout the year, including The Purpose Driven Life, Life’s Healing Choices, Every Woman’s Battle and A “Loving our Children on Purpose” Parenting course. CDL staff facilitate these courses in partnership with leaders from La Hermosa Church.
We have found as we explore the elemental questions of life, such as “why am I here?” and “what is my purpose?” the CDL parents find real meaning and significance for their lives. We have slowly started to hear the women speak words of hope and expectation about their futures. We have also been excited to regularly receive reports from employers, and various other community members, telling us about the positive impact that these courses are having in the lives of the women!
At Casa de Luz, we are not only interested in the emotional and spiritual well-being of the parents and children, but we are also concerned about their physical health as well. Mexico has become one of the most overweight countries globally and has a high rate of diabetes. We have developed some initiatives to address the growing concern of obesity and diabetes in our community. We have hosted a free weekly zumba-style class on Saturday mornings (open to all women in Primo Tapia), nutritional education, and a ‘Couch to 5k’ beginners running club.
We are always looking for ways to help educate, support and model healthy lifestyles to our CDL parents and children.