Local Outreach

 

It's our Mission to love God and our neighbors. Here is how we are striving to do both...

 

Dave Ramsey financial classes offered throughout the year 

Buena Vista Sr Adult Community – Bingo: We lead Bingo 1/month on the 1st Saturday.  We pray at the beginning and remind where we are from and of our service times.  We often take a break and those who would like to stay can hear a Bible story before resuming.  We also stay and visit afterwards. 
 
-- We also do a Toiletry Shower.  We pray and share the Gospel for those who want to attend, and then let everyone go to the tables and pick up and large number of free toiletry item, such as, Lotions, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels, Laundry Soap etc.  The event has tremendous impact and we  do it every 6 months.
 
Care Net - Bundles of Joy. This is an event to raise donations of Baby Products for Care Net Pregnancy Center in Rio Rancho.  We stay in front of Walmart for 7 hours.  As people approached we ask if they were willing to help struggling families and babies in the area?  If they are willing, we gave them a shopping list that also has info on the churches.  Additionally, we gave a thank you note to donors with more information on the back.
 
-- Bridge Builders – We train couples and individuals to become a bridge for Care Net clients who have spiritual interests and would like to come to church.  The concept is to meet them at Care Net, develop a relationship, then meet them at church and help them get acclimated and meet folks.  This seems to be morphing quickly into a more broad-based mentoring and support program. 
 
Walk to the Manger - We communicate with local schools and other organizations to help out families in need at Christmas – usually single moms, or families with a major medical issue that has put someone out of week. We then get a list of the kids, needs and put up mangers on a board in late November. People buy what is listed on the back of the manger and bring the gift on a designated Sunday in December, and then the gifts are distributed. 
 
 

International Outreach

Compassion International – We currently have more children supported through Compassion than we have families coming to Anchor Point! This is one cool ministry. Check out the children’s packets if you come to church on our info table, or their website. Most of the children we support are located in Haiti.

Harvest Children’s Home in Cameroon - Harvest Children’s Homes (HCH) is an orphanage project of Cry Cameroon Ministries [USA] established to rescue and give hope to orphaned children whose parents were victims of AIDS, Malaria and other devastating illnesses. Check out one of their newsletters here.

Maranatha Children's Home in Haiti - We do an annual missions trip or two to Haiti - usually supporting a summer English Camp - support children there, and have even built a house and put a well in the mountain village of Pierre Brizard. We also have events throughtout the year to help support Maranatha. You can sponsor a child for $50 a month here.

Operation Christmas Child – Most of us know this ministry as Christmas Shoeboxes. Click the link to learn more, or be at Anchor Point this November and experience it first hand!