Sunday, May 3, 2009

Centro Cristiano Hispano

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2009

To all of you who support the mission and ministry of Centro Cristiano Hispano

Hermanos y hermanas en el Evangelio de Jesucristo,

As I reflect this evening upon the Last Supper which our LORD Jesus shared with His disciples in the upper room, I am reminded that He promised them the glorious delights at His banquet table in His Kingdom which is yet to come. He said to them, "For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God." (Luke 22:16) There will be no lack at His table in glory and we by faith know that He will provide us with all that we need for His Great Commission until that glorious feast in heaven. What we do now to get the Gospel out increases the attendance at the heavenly feast in glory!

Centro Cristiano Hispano (CCH), the work we do together as missionaries at large in Hispanic ministry in our circuits, has historically been richly blessed by individual, congregational, district, and on occasion special synodical support. By this support, for over twenty-five years we have been able to get out the Gospel in the Spanish and Mixteco languages, plant ministries in many locations, see leaders raised up, educate God's people for mission and ministry, and see deacons sent to the seminary and ordained into pastoral ministry. While there is much economic need in the lives of many Hispanic immigrants, yet there is also much grace and commitment to serve Jesus and reach the lost in our Hispanic communities.

We now find ourselves at a time of significant financial need in order to maintain the important mission support work of CCH. The finances which we have been receiving have decreased from all sources and we anticipate receiving less from the District in the year to come. It is therefore my heart's desire to lay this great mission need on your heart as you have always been important partners of this mission team reaching into the Hispanic communities of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties and beyond.

CCH is working hard to plant a new side by side mission congregation in Moorpark. We continue supporting the educational needs of our Hispanic congregations, and we are developing our Hispanic Bible Institute to better equip congregations, missionaries, and deacons, and to send pastoral candidates to the seminary in the future. For this to continue we need your partnership now more than ever before!

Would you pray and seek the LORD's guidance about being a continuing partner with CCH in this year and in the year to come? Your partnership is essential! The missionary vision which the LORD has given us is great and we know that He will use you to help provide all that is needed to continue to plant missions, train leaders and equip deacons and pastors for the Hispanic mission of today and tomorrow.

Muchisimas gracias for your consideration and prayers,

Pastor Dennis Bradshaw
Mission at Large, Hispanic Ministry
Circuits One and Two, PSD-LCMS

Contribution Information
Please send support to:
Centro Cristiano Hispano
c/o 1200 Maria Way
Oxnard, CA 93030

or call Pastor Dennis at 805-983-1619

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