Back To Where It All Began
TruLight127 Ministries was originally established in June 2015, when Founder Sondra Ajasin set out to provide supportive services to children in Texas by providing resources of material goods as well as training and support as needed. These services were offered to children who had history of abuse and neglect or were at risk of abuse or neglect. TruLight127 Ministries was originally a tangible way to support children at-risk of victims of abuse and neglect by offering the families that cared for them tangible resources. These resources consisted of items such as but not limited to, diapers, wipes, backpacks, school supplies, clothes, bedding materials, etc. The Ajasin’s ran this program out of their garage. Word spread quickly of the resources and soon the community began helping to provide tangible needs for children from hard places. The Ajasin’s felt strongly that where the family was licensed or even if they were licensed was not a factor, they simply wanted to be a support to those who stepped out to help kids from hard places.
Fall of 2015, at the encouragement of her husband, Sondra began the process of making TruLight127 Ministries not only a support but a place where families interested in fostering and adopting could come and complete requirements to become licensed. December 2015, TruLight127 Ministries became a licensed Child Placing Agency (CPA) and six months later in June 2016 TruLight127 Ministries was awarded a contract with the State of Texas to place children in licensed foster family homes. August 2016, the Adoptions contract was awarded, and Trulight127 Ministries was able to place and complete adoptions with their licensed homes. To date, TruLight127 Ministries has found foster families for over 1500 children and completed 287 adoptions.
In 2018, Sondra and Yomi set out to look at possibilities for a home for youth. In August 2018 they purchased 10-acres at 3925 Linne Road Seguin, TX 78155 with hopes to open an emergency shelter and long-term care beds for children in need. In October 2019 TruLight Youth Village obtained their license and contract to be a General Residential Operation (GRO). The TruLight Youth Village opened with two homes and was able to be home for 20 children. In 2019, the world suffered a pandemic and COVID19 impacted everyone in some way. While other operations were turning away kids, God moved and provided two more home through a private donor and TruLight Youth Village grew to 4 homes and 35 beds for children in need. Sadly, even in the pandemic the Village filled all beds within 2 weeks. The journey to 2023 has been a journey of celebrations and heart aches. Joy when we are able to find safe homes and safe placement for children at the Village so we can be there for kids when things are the hardest for them. Celebrations when children are matched with their forever families or return safely to their home. Sadness when we see over and over the heartbreak of abuse and neglect on families. This mission is not easy but every single child and youth that we serve is worth it!