Light of Life International started in 2004, after Stephen and Alisa returned to Texas. Having served as the personal assistant to Reinhard Bonnke, Stephen had seen the Africa crusades first hand and had a fire burning in his heart to do the same. Surprisingly, the call came – not to Africa or places where Stephen and Alisa had contacts – but to Central America and the Caribbean. Growing into citywide evangelism certainly brought its challenges along the way, but 30 crusades later the Lord Jesus has demonstrated His great faithfulness and power over and over again.
The journey has also been marked by encounters with children and families in poverty. As a teenager, Alisa had dreams of being surrounded by children on the mission field and Stephen served on his dad’s staff as the director of global missions. It should be no surprise then that LOLI seeks out creative ways to minister to the needs of people. From providing groceries and ice cream in remote and impoverished neighborhoods to giving huge teddy bears to children stuck in hospitals at Christmas, compassion make up a huge part of the LOLI vision.
We are so thankful for the first 12 years of ministry in Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. We are in awe of the power and love Jesus Christ to save, heal, and transform lives. And as long as we can, we look forward to taking His Gospel even further!