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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Las Buena Noticias - The Good News - May 2010

Centro Cristiano Moorpark

Centro Cristiano Hispano (CCH) is the mission planting and resource organization of the LCMS Hispanic ministries in Ventura County. It is currently led by Mission Director, Pastor Dennis Bradshaw, and it oversees the Mixteco Ministry, the mission start in Moorpark (CCM) and the CCH Bible Institute.

Centro Cristiano Redwood (Oxnard) and Centro Cristiano Emanuel (Santa Paula) are officially recognized churches of the LCMS. CCH advises the leaders of these two churches as they request. This Hispanic Mission Society is made up of the members of the Lutheran Churches in Circuits One and Two and exists to support the ministries of the Hispanic mission and to help raise up future lay leaders and Pastors.

As a mission start, Centro Cristiano Moorpark (CCM) is continuing to reach into the community to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to our Hispanic brothers and sisters. CCM has started holding worship services on the last Sunday of each month at 1:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church. This is really a big step in the outreach to the community. Everyone is welcome to attend!

There was a very special article in the Moorpark Acorn about Centro Cristiano.

Faith Lutheran Church has been providing a monthly check to help support Marcelino Velasco with his studies at the Seminary in St. Louis. He is nearing the end of his studies and graduation was April 27 in St. Louis, although he has one more class to complete. Money was raised through the various congregations to help send his family to St. Louis for graduation. It's not too late to help. If you can help with the expense of this trip, please send checks to Centro Cristiano Hispano, 1200 Maria Way, Oxnard, CA 93030.

Centro Cristiano Moorpark continues with many different programs as a means of presenting the Gospel to the community.

CCM is holding weekly Bible studies that meet in the homes of the neighborhood. An ESL class meets every Saturday afternoon and many of you have graciously provided refreshments. And now CCM is holding music classes.

There are ways in which each of us can help with this ministry:

  1. Prayer - Through prayer we not only ask God's help but we acknowledge Christ's lordship over the church and we are doing His business.
  2. Financial Support - Centro Cristiano Hispano remains in constant need of financial support for 2010. Our grants have been greatly reduced and we are cutting back our budget in all areas. Please consider a one-time or monthly gift to enable us to maintain and increase our ministries. Make checks payable to Centro Cristiano Hispano and place in the offering plate on Sunday mornings, or send checks to Centro Cristiano Hispano, 1200 Maria Way, Oxnard, CA 93030.
Please keep Centro Cristiano Moorpark in your prayers.

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