Saturday, April 11, 2009

Centro Cristiano Moorpark

The Hispanic Outreach Ministry at Faith continues to move forward and is now officially known as Centro Cristiano Moorpark. Pastor Dennis Bradshaw now has his office at Faith Lutheran Church and is in the community at least 2 days a week. His office used to be at Centro Cristiano Santa Paula. They have been growing and really need more room. This move to Faith will free up another room at Santa Paula and help with their need for more space. And it will put Pastor Dennis and Tara closer to the neighborhood where we hope to start a new Hispanic mission.

Pastor Dennis, Tara, and Leo Garcia from Centro Cristiano Santa Paula have made contact with a number of individuals and families in the neighborhood of the church.

On March 1, Centro Cristiano Santa Paula held a Prayer Concert at Faith as the kickoff to the mission effort in Moorpark. With prayer and music, a group of enthusiastic and dedicated brothers and sisters asked God to bless the efforts to start an Hispanic Church in Moorpark.

In the near future, Pastor Dennis will be teaching an ESL class at Faith for Hispanic members of the neighborhood. This is an opportunity to meet a real need of people in the community, develop personal relationships, and bring the neighborhood to the church.

For those interested, Pastor Dennis is also willing to teach an SSL class affectionately known as Spanish for Gringos. Being able to speak even a little Spanish is greatly appreciated by Hispanic brothers and sisters. They are having the same problems learning and speaking English as we have learning and speaking Spanish. If you are interested, contact Pastor Bob or Dave Bovey and they will make arrangements.

As the ministry begins to grow, more people will be using the church facilities. If you are planning an activity, be sure to check with Tina in the Church Office so she can schedule your activity.

We sometimes think that missionaries work in strange far away lands. But Centro Cristiano Hispano is a mission effort right here in Moorpark, in our own backyard. And they can use our support. Please continue to keep this important ministry in your prayers.

For more information on the Hispanic Mission Society and their work in our area, go to the following websites:

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