Our Mission Statement
Ninos de la Luz is a ministry dedicated to reaching street kids for Christ. We are committed to the children who are actually living on the streets, abandoned by parents and family, addicted to inhalants and drugs, criminals out of a need for survival, to the ones who have been rejected by their societies and deemed as a hopeless cause. NDLL offers these children much more than just an alternative to the streets, we offer them hope, hope that comes from a God that will not reject them but rather embrace them and give them a hope that they have never had. Our desire is to demonstrate the love of God in three basic ways: to meet them and love them right where they’re at; on the street, to invite them to live in one of our long term family style homes and to equip youth with the tools they need once they are ready for independence. But most importantly we desire for each one of these children to come to know the unfailing and unfathomable love that God has for them.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, inerrant in it’s original manuscripts, yet infallible and totally trustworthy in its current form. We believe it is God’s final authority and it should be obeyed as such. It is comprised of the sixty-six books of the original canon. It is the only guide for the faith and practice of a believer. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20&21, John 10:30-35)
God and the Trinity
We believe and know God to be One in essence, yet Tri-personal, that is He has existed eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They are equal in their divinity yet differ in their functions. God is distinct from His creation and as Creator has brought all creation into existence. We believe He was, is and will always be. He is all powerful, all knowing and all present.(John 1:1, 33-34, I Peter 1:1-2)
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ. We believe He is true God and true man. We believe that He has existed from all eternity and is the second person of the godhead. He has never, nor will He ever, cease from being the second person of the Trinity. We believe he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. We believe that He lived a holy and sinless life. We believe that He died on the cross as the only atonement for the sins of mankind and by doing so provided a means to a relationship with the Father. We believe that God bodily and physically raised Him from the dead and in doing so conquered death once and for all. He ascended to heaven from where he now reigns.
(Matt. 1:18-25, Luke 1:35, 24:39, John 1:1-2, 3:16, Romans 3:23 & 25, II Cor. 5:1, 5:21, Titus 2:13, I John 2:2, 4:10)
We believe that all believers are given gifts by the Holy Spirit as He sees fit in order to edify one another and to minister to the unbeliever. We believe the Holy Spirit was given to the church to actively work in the lives of believers to do His work. We believe the Holy Spirit is “with” us before we turned to God to convict us of our sin. We believe He is “in” (indwelling) us when we become Christians to help us grow, pray and change. We believe He is “upon” (filling) us to do God’s work with power and that this filling is for all believers who desire it.
(John 14:17, 16:8-11, I Cor. 6:19, II Tim. 1:14, Acts 4:8, 2:16-33)
We believe that man is created in the image of God consisting of three parts: body, soul and spirit. We believe that man is separated from God by his sin and deserves death.
(Gen. 1:26, John 3:1-7, I Thess. 5:23)
The Second Coming
We believe in the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus Christ will return soon, and at any time rapture the Church. We believe it to be personal and very real. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. We believe that those whom God has saved will go away to spend eternity with Him and the unsaved will go away to eternal punishment, separated from God forever.
(Acts 1:11, 12, I Thess. 4:16,17, Hebrews 9:28, Revelation 20:4-6, Matt. 25:31-46, Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15)
We believe in the universal Body of Christ, that is, we believe that all whom are regenerated are baptized into the Body of Christ, the Church. We believe Jesus Christ is the head and authority of the church.
(Rom. 12:3-8, I Cor. 12:8-10, Eph. 1:22-23, 4-11, Col. 1:18)
We believe that salvation is by faith in the work that Jesus did on the cross. We believe that all who turn to Him in true faith and repent from their sins will be saved. We believe that all good works are a manifestation of salvation and not a means to salvation.
We believe in the responsibility of every believer to “go and make disciples of all nations…”