Monday, February 1, 2010

What's Happening in the Hispanic Ministry?

News briefs from Centro Cristiano Hispano, a ministry of the Pacific Southwest District, Lutheran Chruch-Missouri Synod

Centro Cristiano Hispano Bible Institute, which has been training key lay leaders for Hispanic Ministry since 1986, continues to offer classes to prepare all types of church leaders in the Hispanic churches.

In January, tutor Marcelino Velasco will teach a class on Law and Gospel. In February, classes will begin again for students in Book 4 and 6 of the SEAN series.

The Mixteco Ministry sponsored a basketball tournament on January 1, 2010 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Oxnard. They hosted and organized 14 basketball teams and Pastor Dennis Bradshaw and Deacon Javier Velasco ministered to their spiritual needs through an opening Bible Study and prayers.

The members of Centro Cristiano Moorpark are beginning the new year with English classes, Saturday worship time and community outreaches. Music classes for guitar and keyboard will also begin soon and music students will participate in the Saturday worship time.

The members of Centro Cristiano Oxnard collected sweaters and warm clothing in December and delivered them to Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry. They also collected gifts for needy children through the "Operation Christmas Child" program.

Centro Cristiano Santa Paula elected a new board of directors for 2010. Please pray for President Rodrigo Loera and the board as they seek the Lord's will for their ministry in 2010.

Pastor Marcelino Velasco will be graduating from St. Louis Seminary in March 2010. Praise the Lord for raising up another Pastor for the ministry! Look for your invitation to his ordination and installation in May of this year. Thank you for all the support you have shared with him and his family during these years of study.

How can you be a part of what the Lord is doing?

We are in great 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 increase our ministries. Thank you.

For more information about these ministries or to send financial support, please contact
Pastor Dennis Bradshaw
Centro Cristiano Hispano
1200 Maria Way
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 660-3377


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