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Mexico Ministry Project
SOTV: Congregation

Mexico Mission Project

Santiago Naranjas, Oaxaca, Mexico

Hispanic Mission
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Santa Ynez
is partnering with Hispanic Mission Society to support
at-risk children in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Santa Maria Times Article - Sept. 7, 2017     This is an ongoing SOTV Mission.

A local church is lending a helping hand to assist at-risk children, families and underserved elderly people living in Mexico. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Santa Ynez is partnering with Hispanic Mission Society to support the initiative in Santiago Naranjas, Oaxaca, Mexico.

The project was started by the Hispanic Mission Society, of Oxnard, under the leadership of Pastor Dennis Bradshaw, whose family were longtime residents of the Valley and active members at the church

Bradshaw, who describes this as “a Macedonian Call,” is inviting congregations in Southern California to sponsor the building of a fellowship hall/church to house ministry programs for people in need who live in Santiago Naranjas, Oaxaca.

“The time is ripe to launch this Mixtec mission and become supporting members of the team,” Bradshaw said. He added that the village and region will recognize the impact and the benefits of literacy classes, music classes, anti-drug and alcohol programs, adult leadership training and nutrition classes, all presented in the context of the Christian faith.

The land for the building was donated, leaving construction costs of approximately $40,000 as the next goal. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church has made this project the centerpiece of its mission budgets for 2018 and beyond. Mission teams from Centro Cristiano Hispano regularly visit Oaxaca, sharing hands-on ministry and delivering much-needed clothing items such as sweaters, socks, underwear and school supplies.

Bradshaw and other representatives of Centro Cristiano Hispano will be at the church Sunday, Sept. 17. The pastor will speak at 8:45 a.m. and present the message during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. The public is invited to join members of the church to learn more about Hispanic mission work in Southern California and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Contact Hispanic Mission Society at 1500 North C. St. in Oxnard or Bradshaw at pastordennis@centrocristianohispano.com

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church is located at 3550 Baseline Ave. in Santa Ynez. 

 

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