We are Christ's ambassadors. In our daily life, in our home town, God asks us to be salt, light,
and reach out to our neighbors in need.
(Matthew 5 and 25, Isaiah 58).
Christ's Church's pastors and members strive to show God's love to those in need in many ways:
*Benevolence financial assistance to families in crisis
*Door-to-Door Grocery Distributions
*Free Garage Sale (giving away furniture, clothes, toys, etc.)
*James 1 Crew (small projects for widows or other in need)
*Gifts of Love (provides Christmas gifts to local families in need)
*Free School Supply Giveaways
*Thanksgiving Food Box Deliveries
*Job and financial counseling
*Hope's Closet (clothes and household items available to anyone in need)
*Visiting the detention center and prison
*Home visits to those in need
*Always sharing God's Word and praying for anyone, anytime.
If you are interested in learning about upcoming outreaches, or have ideas for a local outreach, please e-mail Chris LaDuca.
Christ's Church sends teams of all sizes all over the world.
These trips serve 3 primary purposes:
To meet a need in a community and show God's love to a people.
To challenge and grow those who go by taking them out of their comfort zones to serve others and follow God's call.
To encourage and lend support to the full-time missionaries that host and lead us.
Some examples of recent trips include:
Building an orphanage for children in Thailand.
Bringing food, shoes, coats and the Gospel message to Juarez, Mexico,
partnering with Iglesia Agua Viva.
Our youth group partnered with City Impact in San Francisco to reach out to
low income and homeless families in the Tenderloin district.
We support many full-time missionaries financially to allow them to focus their time and efforts on their ministry
and the people to which God has called them.
We partner with missionaries and mission agencies locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
While supporting our missionaries financially is vitally important, we recognize their need does not end there.
That is why we pray regularly for our missionaries, send them encouraging letters and emails, and send a team to work alongside them as often as possible.
Want to regularly write and pray for our missionaries? Contact me, Chris LaDuca
Want to financially support a missionary? Write their name in the memo of your check before putting it in the offering.
Harvest Ministries: Grocery assistance to families in need. Also provides job counseling, hot showers and laundry service to homeless.
Reflections and Recovery: Christ-centered 12-step recovery community providing freedom from the struggle and hurts that are part of life.
They meet at First Church of the Nazarene every Tuesday, beginning with a meal at 5 pm.
Good Samaritan: Provides groceries, furniture and clothes to families in need.
Community Kitchen: Provides hot lunches Monday-Friday and cold lunches on weekends. They serve 80-90 individuals daily.
Christ's Church prepares and serves the meals every second Friday of the month.
Roswell Homeless Coalition: Provide temporary housing for homeless men, women, and children in Roswell,
while connecting the homeless with resources to transition them out of homelessness.
Chaves County Pregnancy Resource Center: Offers free pregnancy testing, counseling for pregnant women, and parenting classes.
REGIONAL (New Mexico)
Lone Tree Bible Ranch--Steve and Lisa Dirks, Directors: Director of a Christian high adventure camp for 13-18 year olds in Capitan, NM.
Lone Tree Bible Ranch--Caleb Martin: Horse Director, creating opportunities for students to spend time with horses at camp.
Royal Family Kids Camp: Hosted at Fort Lone Tree, this camp offers foster children of New Mexico a week of fun outdoor activities with dedicated counselors mentoring them throughout the week.
DOMESTIC (United States)
Jack and Kristi Hall--Campus Ventures: Regional director in Woming, overseeing leaders on 5 campuses to impact college students for Christ.
Agua Viva church, Juarez, Mexico--Maria, Elva, and Danny Vicencio. This church reaches their community for Christ through a grocery outreach, regular services, and a thriving church plant. Christ's Church sends a team to partner with them over a weekend a few times a year.
Outside the Bowl--Jae and Debra Evans This organization builds Super Kitchens that cook and distribute thousands of meals daily. They have Super Kitchens up and running in South Africa, Haiti, Mexico, and Malawi. Currently they are working to expand to more locations in Mexico.
Youth With A Mission, Amsterdam, Holland--Marietha Scheepers: She ministers to men and women in the Red Light District, representing
the light of Christ in a place full of darkness. She also hosts a prayer and worship venue.
Global Gateway Network--Micah Smith: This ministry does humanitarian work across the globe with the goal of spreading the Gospel. They currently have a children's home in Burma and Vietnam. They have a church plant in North Thailand, and are transforming villages in North India
by drilling water wells and planting churches.
Samaria Mission, Mozambique, Africa--Sean and Gena Mullin: They transform villages in Mozambique by drilling water wells, training pastors in the Word, and bringing short term mission groups to partner with them in sharing the Gospel message.
Missionary in Turkey: Provides counseling for missionary families that live on the field full time.
Deborah Project, Israel: Restoring hope, honor and dignity to Israel's most vulnerable population; single mothers, orphans,
victims of terrorism and those who serve in the IDF.
International Justice Mission, Washington, DC: A human rights organization that brings rescue and hope to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation,
and other forms of violent oppression around the world. They do this through actively arresting and prosecuting perpetrators throughout
the world, establishing rescue centers to train and educate those who are freed, and by gathering support for legislation here in the
United States that will help end slavery and oppression worldwide.
Missionary in Turkey with IPHC World Missions Ministries: His goal is to establish a discipleship training school and a home church as part of
God's work to radically change hearts and lives in a country where Christians are a minority.
Pedro Garcia, Lima, Peru: Sharing the hope of Jesus while reaching out to vulnerable people groups in Peru's marginalized areas.
Jeffrey and Halie Benson-Kairos Global: They are working with a small team to coordinate discipleship and church planting in Southeast Asia.
Mark and Karen Dawson, Bukavu, Congo: They partner with a local church, The Lighthouse, to shine the light of Jesus in the darkness and advance His kingdom in Congo!
Gabby Muñoz, Semillas de Fe (Faith Seeds), Guatemala: Guatemala's illiteracy rate is the highest in Central America. The mission of Faithseeds is to provide every child with the opportunity for education by paying for tuition, fees, supplies, and uniforms as well as offering free tutoring.