Love Story at Siloé: More Than a Video Project

LA MISION, Baja, Mexico — For the video production ministry, Love Story Foundation, a recent nine-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.

“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.

“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.


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 recently posted a photo essay on the Siloé Project on its Facebook page (see here).

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.

For more information, click on Love Story Foundation and Siloé Wellness Center.

For more information on ministry and mission projects, click on Strong Tower Ministries, Inc.

‘Faithful Through The Fire’ Uncovers Hope Amid Charred Ministry Ground (Video)

LA MISION, Baja, Mexico The mini-doc video, Faithful Through The Fire, chronicles a recent firestorm and its aftermath. Love Story Foundation produced the incredible footage featuring missionary leaders and others talking about how they found hope amid the charred valley and hills of the northern Baja community of La Mision. 

The backdrop for the dramatic video is filmed primarily at Casa de Mana, which is property designated to become a discipling and training center. On October 24, 2019, a lodge and partially constructed warehouse burned to the ground. Strong Tower Ministries, who has been building the campus after years of helping others build structures in Baja, hosted a prayer and worship event on its property with re-construction already taking place on November 9.

The fire struck grave concern for people living and working in La Mision as they watched it grow. They knew that the fire was fueled by potentially miles of dry brush and fanned by a severe Santa Ana Winds condition.

As the result of what was discovered in the interviews for the video, LSF founder and director, Alexander Mora, told STM Baja Press that a common theme was found: The fire was a metaphor for the trials we inevitably face in life, and God counters our fears by giving us hope.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28

Near the end of the “celebration” event at Casa de Mana, Carey Slusser, shared his testimony for the video, which includes talking about a dark time for him after his mother’s death and the transformative moment he experienced.

“It’s hard for me because 13 years ago my mother commited suicide and at that point I ran from God. I went to war against the world,” Slusser said. “A couple of months ago, I woke up and said ‘I can’t fight anymore, I need help.’ I fell to my knees.”

After hearing from the various people who spoke at the event and who shared what the fire and the Casa de Mana property meant to them, he said their stories moved him “because of my relationship with what happened to me personally.” Slusser added, “I feel loved like a family.” 

Mora said that Carey, as well as the others in the video, are reflecting on God’s love.

“The common theme is that God is in control, God is sovereign, and we don’t have to worry because even though the fire was devastating, that even though it hurt at the moment, we don’t have to worry,” Mora said. “It’s like everybody knew God’s character. By knowing God’s character they had hope because we know we have a loving God.

“What Carey was talking about was that we are all going through ‘fires’ and God just wants his people to know that he is faithful through these fires, whatever they may actually be (emotional, psychological, or physical). In the end, if we trust in the Holy Spirit then we’re okay because the Holy Spirit doesn’t usually get it wrong,” he said (while joking at the end of his remarks).

The experience that Carey had of feeling loved by “family” is one that the Strong Tower Ministries’ leaders have already witnessed from many other people at previous gatherings at Casa de Mana while the lodge still stood. It’s an experience they hope to help facilitate even now, while building continues.

“Casa de Mana is a place where we equip the saints, and that means anything and everything,” said project director Adam Stieve. The aim is for people of younger and older generations to be “built up and restored.”

“We invite people to come here and get closer to God,” he said.

“Casa quickly began to change lives,” Mora is heard saying in the video. “It became a place of hope, change, restoration, deliverance, … bringing people closer to Christ … and just like that—a firestorm (brought about the same change).”

“This story is not about a burned down building. It’s about you, us, [and] me, and how God is reminding you right now that he loves you … he is faithful through the fire.” 

Love Story Foundation’s ‘Faithful Through The Fire’ is available for viewing on the Love Story Foundation’s YouTube channel. 

Above article may be republished with proper attribution and link back where it was originally published at STM Baja Press. STM Baja Press is a publication of Media on Mission and available through Strong Tower Ministries, Inc. (

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