About Us

Steven & Karla Stoffelsen are the founders of House of Refuge Street Ministries in Chiquimulilla, Guatemala. Steven gave up his life in Canada to respond to the call of God in 2002. Now he and his wife live in Guatemala full time. They also preach the Gospel throughout Guatemala, El Salvador, Canada and the USA.

Vision Statement

Show society's 'most rejected men & women that Jesus loves them unconditionally. Reach out to these people and bring them to Christ. Train them up to reach out to others who live as they did. Send them out into all the world in the 5 fold ministry.

Mission Statement

"Loving the Unloved, Reaching the Unreached!" To bring hope and restoration to the hopeless people who have lost their families and loved ones due to drug and alcohol addiction. We want to bring these families back together. Prepare men & women to be useful to society by providing skills and trades.

Ministry Video (Courtesy of 100 Huntley Street)

Fortunate to be guests on 100 Huntley Street, the video below is the story of Steve and Karla Stoffelsen. Missionaries in Guatemala bringing hope and healing through their ministry Casa De Refugio-House of Refuge.