LA MISION, Baja, Mexico — For the video production ministry, Love Story Foundation, a recent 9-day film project at Siloé Wellness Center was not just about telling the story behind the multiple-services health facility, but the growing relationships inside and outside the crew.
MEDIA ON MISSION NEWS
“Through the leadership of Love Story’s Alexander Mora and the grace of God, our film team was able to experience God moving not only among the amazing people serving the community at Siloé, and not only among the beautiful people of La Mision being cared for, but ourselves as well,” said Alex Murashko, an LSF Siloé Project crew member.
“Mora’s vision of film shoots becoming most importantly about our relationship with Jesus Christ — “the greatest love story ever told” — and loving others, became reality during this trip. This was Love Story’s first official video project and missions trip since Mora and his wife began their journey into full time ministry at the beginning of 2020,” said Murashko, who is the founder of Media on Mission.
Each day, before filming began inside the Siloé Wellness Center and in the community of La Mision, the 4-man crew began with prayer and reading of the devotional “Jesus Calling.” The prayer and devotion time was followed by a short walk to the center’s conference room where daily production briefings took place.
While on the project, the crew set out to capture the story of how Brendan and Sarah Mayer, who are the founders of Siloé Ministries, said they felt they were led by God to offer not only medical services, but the “whole person” needs of the people of La Mision and surrounding area. The Love Story team was able to not only hear how God moved in the Mayers’ life to make incredible things happen, but also listen to the testimonies of patients and staff members about God’s love, grace, and healing.
It is these kind of “paradigm shift” stories that Love Story wants people to learn about, Mora said.
“We are so grateful and honored to have been able to serve everyone at Siloé Ministries. Thank you to Brendan Mayer and his wife, Sarah Mayer, and their whole team for their hospitality. Their testimony was so encouraging to me and to the Love Story team,” LSF stated on Facebook. “I want to say thank you to the team God sent with us on this project: Alex Murashko, Joe L. Sandoval, John Beeson and Alexander Mora. Thank you for your giving hearts and attitudes of gratitude. Without your help we would not have been able to do this. God showed up in so many ways and I am full of joy and gratitude for what God is doing and how He used this trip to grow us in our faith.”
Joe L. Sandoval, who is also a LSF Siloé Project crew member, was encouraged by his son, James, who has participated in previous LSF projects, to go and serve on the trip to La Mision.
“People tell me I’m a different man. I’ve told others about my experience and many are interested in knowing how they can help Love Story” and the ministries in Baja, such as Siloé Wellness Center and Door of Faith Orphanage (also in La Mision), Sandoval recently told Murashko after being back in Los Angeles.
MORE THAN A HEALTH CLINIC
The Siloé Wellness Center is located in the coastal, agricultural community of La Mision, Baja California.
As stated on Siloé’s website:
“Construction of the 8,000 sq. ft. facility was completed in less than three years thanks to our amazing project partner, Strong Tower Ministries, a skilled local construction crew, generous donors, and more than 1,000 volunteers.
More than a health clinic, the Wellness Center provides our ministry with a permanent presence in the community we have served since 2008, and brings the Siloé vision for “whole person” care to a new level. The hard-working families of La Mision and the greater Baja Norte region now have a destination for excellent and affordable medical and dental care–and a beautiful setting to learn, grow, and experience the life-changing love of Christ.”
“Love Story Foundation epitomizes the type of media and individuals Media on Mission wants to highlight — those wanting to use their personal talents and storytelling gifts for the glory of God,” Murashko said.