Meet the Founder
Retired small business owner, David Slack, and his wife LaVerne reside in Leander, TX, but their heart is dedicated to La Casa de me Padre Children's Home. For 58 years they have been directly involved in the mission fields of old Mexico.
In July 1961, shortly after they were married, Pastor V.R. Hylton from Port Isabel, TX invited them both to join him on a trip across the border that would change their lives forever. In a small village outside of Matamoros, Mexico they visited a small packed church, no bigger than 15' X 30'. The presence of God was so strong that the seed for missions was planted, and the love for the Mexican people began to grow in their hearts. Over the next 9 years they worked in the mission field with the missionary Evangelist Burnie Davis, holding crusades in Old Mexico.
Over the next 35 years David and LaVerne Slack maintained the "Flying Pulpit", a Helio Courier aircraft for the missionary Evangelist Mike Hines, sharing the gospel with millions.
In 1992 with the help of their church, Maranatha Church (Currently Hillside Church) of Mont Belvieu, TX, they began putting mission trips together to assist the orphanage Casa de Luz (House of Light) located North of Cuidad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas, Mexico. In which they recruited doctors and dentists to care for the needs of the children.
In March 2004 their pastor, Pastor Ronnie Trice, urged and supported them in the founding of "Sus Manos Extendidas", which means "His Hands Extended" and became an affiliate member of World Ministry Fellowship.
This mobile medical missions ended in 2010 due to increased violence in Tamaulipas. This would be the end of one season but soon a beginning to a new season.
In 2011, God presented David and LaVerne their next missionary project, La Casa de mi Padre Casa, a home and safe haven for the orphan children of Mexico. This is an ongoing mission that is proving to keep them going for many years.