Sunday, July 31, 2011

Plant in Jalisco

One item on my bucket list is to make the casa God provided available for His glory. A quote worthy of consideration "Only one life, will soon be past. Only what is done for Christ will last." Life is short and while Jehovah Jirah has provided richly for all my needs, it is my desire to share Casa De La Luz. Amazed by the way He works, God led Juan Miguel Perez, a taxi driver to help me as a solo traveler. His smile is warm and he now keeps the keys to my casa in Chapala. Miguel will pick up and deliver those who are doing Kingdom work to stay for as long as needed to plant a bible preaching church in Chapala. Miguel was born and raised in the neighboring town of Ajijic. The casa is furnished modestly with a bible, a bed, a table and a couple of chairs. By contacting Barbara via email, she will check the calendar for anticipated guests. Transportation to her home from Guadalaraja is pre-arranged by the prompt and reliable service of Miguel, and English speaking tour guide. He is a happy family man who is proud to hold a certificate as a tour guide of the area. I have offered to help him with his business to support his family. Miguel will delight you with the 700 years of history contained in Lake Chapala and Ajijic. Chapala is only 35 minutes away from the Guadalaraja airport. The casa has been prepared for visitors with potable water, a fridge, stove, 2 bedrooms, but only one matrimonial sized bed, sheets, towels, dishes, a NANO IPOD with music, and a guest book with a map of the area. The names and phone numbers of all the gringo neighbors are also ready for your introduction. Around the corner is the Chapala Plaza with lots of restraunts. If you do elect to knock and ask the Lord to send you to Chapala to plant a church, Miguel will pick you up and take you grocery shopping at the nearby Sariano. If new to the state of Jalisco, according to your budget and need to become familiar with the area, a simple call to Miguel will enable you to drive around with a local tour guide who will gladly transport you while answering any questions to the best of his ability. Casa De La Luz is only one block away from the local MEDICINA and four blocks to the lake and park. It is also conveniently located to the bus station. Just outside the security gates of Villa Santa Paula to the left, down a half block is a clean family owned spot to order a burrito to go for a picnic in the park! A few steps more and you find a convenient pay phone outside the MEDICINA. The CHAPALA Train Station/Art Museum; Christiana Park, and the Malecon are all within walking distance. There is a large expat society of 1,200 gringos who need a LINK to CHRIST. The casa is located in the heart of Chapala on the cobblestoned street of Estacion. Casa De La Luz offers a large masterbedroom with private bath that has a slider door to a covered patio with a waterfall. Luke Everett will be traveling for a visit to investigate Chapala as a location for his 2nd school for the deaf. Simply EMAIL Barbara your intended dates and make flight reservations direct to Guadalaraja. Miguel will pick you up from the airport for a fee of $350 pesos one way. EMAIL any questions or your intended dates to Barb at ALLEYWRITES@YAHOO.COM ~ Choosing to follow the prompt of God's spirit and purchase this casa was a choice of faith. Life is full of daily choices. My decision to move to Mexico when I retire on June 18, 2014 was a choice to walk in faith into a different way of life ... a different view of life ... and to embrace the rich experience of a new culture and allow God to use me in a fresh way. No matter where anyone lives, we can plant seeds and trust that God will water them, weed them, and prune them according to His plan. My prayer is that God will use Casa De La Luz for His purpose before and after I retire from my position as a civil servant in Stockton. April and May are the HOT months with temps up to 90 degrees. The casa has fans but no air conditioning. It begins to rain at about 4:00 PM daily in June thru March which keeps the temps mild and fresh thru March. SEE the COMMENT below for CONTACT information for Miguel.


  1. Migeul Zamora Perez
    Your Personal Guide and Go-Fer
    A vibrant Native Mexican
    who enjoys showing off Chapala!
    (045) 333-808-8038

  2. God is faithful! After her son's 4th heart attack, Jesus still performs miracles and July 30, 2011 Jason came home from ICU. After a fiscal emergency was declared at the City, Barbara still has a job in California which allows her to make the monthly payments to pay the mortgage in Chapala. After many alarming voices, the voice of my Shepherd was heard and today Barbara heard God speak thru Dr Manny Fernandez about 25 church plants in Mexico City.

    "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself,
    unless it is something He sees the Father doing, for whatever
    the Father does, these things the Son also does
    in like manner." John 5:19b