Our Story

Enfoque Ciudad formed as a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, by Darren and Justin Hurst, two of three triplet brothers, to serve at-risk youth and orphans in Mexico, helping them achieve a high school and university degree. Serving since 2008 in Guadalajara, they are creating a big impact in the city. It is the story of people on a mission with God who faithfully and sacrificially give of their time, talent, and treasure to support at-risk youth and kids in Mexico. 

EC is doing a lot with a little. Some believe in huge numbers, following the corporate philosophy of "grow or die." However, we don't sacrifice health for numerical growth. The focus is quality not quantity; we are small, yet effective. A better slogan we go by is "improve or die." There is a huge tendency in our world to equate success with numbers and size. Those who believe in huge numbers often haven't helped any individuals and fail to understand the complex work of impacting one soul. We don't want a program a mile wide but only an inch deep.


Enfoque Ciudad is proud to partner with Bridgeway Christian Church in Rocklin, CA, which sent out Darren and Justin as missionaries to Mexico on August 18, 2008, presenting alongside pastor Lance Hahn.

Enfoque Ciudad is proud to partner with Bridgeway Christian Church in Rocklin, CA, which sent out Darren and Justin as missionaries to Mexico on August 18, 2008, presenting alongside pastor Lance Hahn.

Darren and Justin are the real deal. Psalm 78:72 describes David as a shepherd who took care of people with unselfish devotion and led them with skill. Like David, these guys have the heart and the hands for God’s work. They have the devotion to God and to people as well as the know how to effectively carry out the vision and passion that God has laid on their hearts. Love what these guys are doing.
— Steve Morgan, Global Leadership Development - CRU
Skyscrapers in Guadalajara.

Skyscrapers in Guadalajara.

Justin got married to his best friend, Lorena, in February of 2013.

Justin got married to his best friend, Lorena, in February of 2013.

Guadalajara
This city of 8 million inhabitants is considered the "Silicon Valley" of Mexico (Jalisco IT), ranked fifth in "cities of the future" of North-America for its youthful population and foreign investment, and is in the top five cities for real-estate acquisition in Mexico (NuWire Magazine). It has the second strongest economic potential of all North-American cities, second only to Chicago (fDi Magazine). The city has a plethora of IT companies, including HP, IBM, Intel, Siemens, and General Electric and other corporations like Costco, Walmart, Sam's Club, Home Depot, Outback Steakhouse, PF Changs, Red Lobster, and Chili's. It's rated in the top 10 cities in Mexico for foreign retirees (MunKnee) as its within a 30 minute drive to Lake Chapala (Mexico's largest lake), considered by National Geographic to have the second best world-climate and within a 4-hour drive to Puerto Vallarta, one of the best beach cites in the world. Because of its influence in Latin America, Guadalajara is a strategic city in which to live and invest in youth and people. Our heart is invested in and broken for this city, just as Jesus cried and wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19) and Paul visited major city-centers during his 3 missionary journeys, bringing the Gospel westward (Acts).