Our

Mission

Casting a vision of hope for rural America,

by impacting communities through education,

spiritual support, and faith-based mentoring.

Who We Are

We are a mobile ministry serving youth, adults, and families in rural communities with decades of combined ministry experience. Our faith in Jesus is foundational to everything we do, who we are, how we live, and how we love and serve others. We exist to impact rural America through faith-based mentoring by equipping and training youth mentors.

CVM Staff and volunteers are ICF Certified Life & Health Coaches, Professionals, Mentors, and a Registered Nurse. 

CVM is governed by a board of directors.

Founder’s Message

We each spent the first 35 years of our lives running from God, attempting to fill the void with many things, other than God. We are forever grateful for His relentless pursuit.
Fast forward about 20 years in 2012, we felt led by God to relocate from the rural town of Canby, Oregon to San Antonio, Texas.

 

Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness  And rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:19 NKJV

The challenge here was not just leaving behind all of our earthly possessions, including our home; but rather leaving our family, friends, church, and community (especially our precious grandchildren). What a culture shock for us small-town people to now be in the 7th largest city in America. We were small fish in a big pond, and we knew God had many “teaching opportunities” planned for us. We found a church family, made many friends and started attending Bible College within our first year. Then eighteen months later, our then six-year-old special needs granddaughter was diagnosed with kidney failure. During prayer, Jerry heard God tell him that he was to pedal his bicycle 2400 miles from San Antonio, Texas to Canby, Oregon. Six weeks later that journey began. God directed us to travel the most uncommon route, taking the backroads through very rural towns all along the way. Initially, we thought it was to raise awareness and a fundraiser; during the 35-day journey, we realized that it was more of a mission trip. We met many people from around the world and were able to share the faith, hope, and love of Jesus with them. It was during this time that God showed us that we would be traveling into rural towns across America sharing the Good News, and hope with many.

God has given us many visions and dreams including details of a large retreat center since 2004. We honestly had no idea how it would all come to pass, but we did not doubt that it would. We made a vision board, and of course a lot more prayer, and went to work. The nonprofit of Casting Vision Ministries began to come to life.

Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.

Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV

OUR VALUES

“The Spirit of the Lord God is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and freedom to the prisoners.”

Isaiah 61:1 CSB

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