Our Founders

Alex Casco & Tara Germain

LASM Founders

Welcome to the heart and soul of all things Light & Salt.  Behind the foundations of this grass roots charity is a family that was crafted and miraculously brought together by the divinity and creativity of God our maker, the One who put our passion into action – who is worthy of all glory and honor.

When asked what brought me to missions, and how LASM was started, I fumble for words, mostly in wonder of the greatness of God and the way He takes tragedy and turns it into triumph.  At the age of 29, when I had tried everything in life, and was still missing my *knack*, I sold my life’s belongings in an attempt to find it and ended up on a dirt runway in the most remote part of Honduras where, indeed, I found the beginning to the “rest of my life”.  The most beautiful brown-skinned, brown-eyed, barefoot children greeted me with just a cardboard sign in their hands that read “Tara Germain”.  I followed them back from the prop plane I had just deboareded, to an orphanage that I thought we would never reach, thirstier than I had ever been in my life.  All the classroom teaching about Christian foundations I had received in years past could not beat THIS!

Six months later Jose Alejandro Casco became my husband.  I had met this handsome man in the marketplace where I had bought the rice and beans for the children of the orphanage each morning.   Interestingly, he found himself in that same remote village because of a series of lifes curveballs and dreams that led him there.  Four months later we were given our first baby girl (Molly), taken in from the childrens home we volunteered at, and so our journey began.

Our little family now lives in the small mountain town of Northern Nicaragua named Ciudad Dario, in the province of Matagalpa.  There is not one part of this journey I would change, and I have come to believe, wholeheartedly, that the plans God has for us are good, and not bad, plans to give us a hope and a future.    

We are hungry for God, His grace & His justice – and we are at your service.