INSTILLING LOVE AND HOPE
TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE
LEGIT (an acronym for Love, Encourage, Give, Inspire and Teach) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to instill love and hope to bring about change. With God’s grace and guidance, we continue to grow in communities nationally and internationally. We meet community needs via by fostering intergenerational relationships to mobilize on the ground.
This work commenced with a three-step evangelical program that focused on creating synergy between adults and youth in the church setting. Today, it's grown to recognize that where basic needs are not met, further actualization cannot happen. Today, L.E.G.I.T. still focuses on faith-based work including small group worship, home church planting, and summer day camps. However, we work locally in communities to meet a range of needs including supporting the development and maintenance of orphanages, clean water initiatives and leadership training.
Our main goal in each project is to connect with and reach as many people as possible, providing leadership, growth on all levels including spiritual, and development to better each community making it a ripple effect.
In 2014, the organization attained its nonprofit designation and since then the ministry has nurtured chapters across the United States, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.
IT STARTED IN
A LIVING ROOM.
L.E.G.I.T., Inc. was founded in 2008 as a small group Bible study in Javier Mendez’s home. The first meeting was held April 4th, 2008, 13 teens attended. Since then, hundreds of youth and adults have been touched through the ministry. The small group ministry was started in honor of and today is dedicated to Rodney Martinez, a friend of the Mendez family, who tragically passed that year and inspired the work of L.E.G.I.T.