Bold Faith Ministries Start Up Fund

Bold Faith Ministries is a brand new Non-Profit Organization dedicated to bringing restoration and dignity to individuals and family members affected by mental illness. The ultimate goal of Bold Faith Ministries is to open "Cody's Place", a faith based treatment center that will reconnect it's patients with God and a community of support by providing services in the areas of treatment, advocacy, and homelessness.

Leisl Stoufer is mom to Cody, her beloved seventeen year old son, who suffers from Bi-Polar Disorder. As a result of Cody's illness, Leisl has first hand experience with our nation's broken mental health care system. Her grief from Cody's illness and the constant battle to obtain treatment for him, have led Leisl to champion a cause that is often neglected or in most cases swept completely under the rug. Leisl has become a passionate advocate for treatment for those who suffer from mental illness and who are often left homeless or incarcerated because treatment is denied.

With her spunky personality, her first hand knowledge of the issue of mental illness, her deep faith in God, and over fifteen years of experience in church leadership, Leisl is the perfect person to start a non-profit.

But Bold Faith Ministries needs your help! For the past 18 months we have been working on our non-profit paperwork.  Thanks to your initial contributions we were able to hire a legal company to draw up our 501-c3 paperwork, we have come up with a detailed budget, we have spent hours developing our by-laws, and we are officially incorporated in the state of CA.  Now, we are just $332 short of being able to submit our application. The clock is ticking to get the paperwork submitted. Your contritbution will take us to the next phase! 

Join us today and sow into a ministry that will help the lost, the forgotten, and the marginalized. Your contribution will ultimately go toward bringing restoration and dignity to those affected by mental illness.

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and your help.

Blessings to You,
Leisl and the Bold Faith Ministries Team

"For I was hungry and gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters, you did for me." - Jesus
Matthew 25:34-36,40
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Leisl Stoufer 
Torrance, CA
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