In just a couple of weeks, a volunteer team of 23 members from Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church will travel to Juarez, Mexico, for a week-long partnership with a local, Mexican church (La Iglesia Maranatha).
For CCPC, this partnership with the pastor and church has been ongoing for some 25 years. The volunteer team will be assisting local church members with several construction projects in the neighborhood and also hosting a Vacation Bible School for local children. The team expects to reach out to upwards of 70 children during the VBS time.
In addition to the church and the VBS, La Iglesia Maranatha also runs a community kitchen that visits local schools and identifies and feeds impoverished students a healthy lunch every day – kids who would otherwise go hungry.
CCPC Team Member, Parker Dragovich, spoke about the team’s desire to connect with the local church and partnering in ministry through the sport of soccer,
One of the main cross-cultural experiences to build relationship between our American team and the Mexican community (church members, kids in the schools, and people in the surrounding neighborhoods) is soccer. Playing together bridges the language and social divides and allows us to show love and value and honor to people who are too often overlooked or treated with contempt.
Dragovich and CCPC have made a Timothy Project application with a request to take soccer balls for the children and any additional equipment to give away as well. As this is our second project for Juarez, Mexico this year we’ve entitled it Timothy Project: Mexico II 2015.
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