MISSIONS

Mission Statement: Las Flores Church offers practical and sustained support and encouragement to men and women worldwide who share the Gospel of Christ.

Who can be a missionary? 

God is continually calling His people to fulfill the Great Commission. For some that means staying right where you are and ministering in your local community. For others it may mean living in another part of the world. Where is God calling YOU to serve?

What can I do? There are many ways to serve globally and locally.

Administration:

Contact Stephanie Hickson at sjc2575@me.com or (619) 838-1263 with questions or suggestions related to Las Flores Church missions.

Church Development:

Every year Las Flores Church hosts a Faith Promise Weekend which is a time to focus our congregation's attention on Faith Promise and the World Evangelism Fund. Over the weekend we fellowship together and have the opportunity to hear from Nazarene missionaries who have faithfully represented the Lord and have shared God's love to change lives. 

We also have a weekend where we collect Alabaster Boxes (that have been available for weeks prior) to raise funds toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers. It is so exciting to watch even the youngest members of our church bring their Alabaster boxes full of coins to drop into our wheelbarrow. To see a short video about how Alabaster helps our missionaries, click here.

Work & Witness:

Since 1974 over 190,000 people have been involved in Work & Witness projects worldwide with the Nazarene Church. Work & Witness teams help with construction, medical and technical work, as well as evangelical needs all over the world.

Native American Christian Academy (NACA) Las Flores Church has sent several teams over the years to NACA. It has been a wonderful opportunity to share God's love with the kids from the local Navajo reservation (near Holbrook, AZ) as well as help the staff at the school by cooking, cleaning, painting, maintenance and Vacation Bible School (VBS). Some of the kids from NACA have been able to attend the Southern California Nazarene District summer camp through scholarships provided by Las Flores members. Now the school even has a bible quiz team! For more information see www.indianschool.org. 

Haiti Work & Witness: Since the big Port Au Prince earthquake in 2010, the Southern California District of the Nazarene has sent work and witness teams to remote areas of Haiti. Haiti is an amazing, vibrant and exciting country but it has many challenges. Ravaged by natural disasters, diseases and generations of systemic poverty it is in desperate need of transformation. As many as six and a half million Haitians struggle to survive on less than $2 per day, and many go without life’s basic needs. Our district team partners with community leaders by helping build homes and churches, supplying and supporting medical clinics and investing in local small businesses. For more information or to join our team, please e-mail Pastor Rob Altice at menifeenaz@hotmail.com

Additional Missions Opportunities:

Child Sponsorship: An estimated 22,000 children under age five die each day from preventable causes. This seems overwhelming, but we must remember that we live in a world of God's abundance. One person's act of love can make a difference. Do something that matters. Sponsor a child for $30 a month. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) currently reaches nearly 11,000 children through our one-on-one child sponsorship program and over 50,000 children through our nutrition programs across the globe. These ministries span across six continents to reach children in 66 countries. For more information see http://cs.ncm.org/

True Shepherd Ministries: True Shepherd Ministries is an organization that provides food, water, education, health care and financial support to those in need in rural areas of Haiti. We work with local community leaders to help provide access to health clinics, schools and churches in their local communities. This organization works closely with the Haiti Work & Witness Team. In the future, True Shepherd would like to completely remove the need for the monthly stipends so that these communities can become self sustaining. For more information e-mail Tim Hickson at tim@trueshepherd.com. You can like True Shepherd on Facebook by clicking here.

Life Time International (LTI): More than 1.1 billion people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water, and waterborne illness is the cause of death of over 6,000 people per day, many of them children. LTI provides technical training and consulting services, and coordinate oversea development projects to improve the water and sanitation environment for the poorest of the poor in the developing world. Like us on Facebook by clicking here

Pathway Health Clinic (formerly known as Pregnancy Resource Center): Las Flores Church has an ongoing relationship with PHC. They are a local non profit organization that offers abortion alternatives, counseling, ultrasounds, a mobile clinic, parenting classes and other help for young families. We support them by collecting various items needed to help keep their ministry running and financially with baby bottle fundraising at various times throughout the year. For more information about PHC, click here or call (760) 945-4673.
 

There are many opportunities to serve in missions both globally and locally.
To find out how visit
www.ncm.org