Church2Church: Reaching out to share with a church in need

From the Atlantic Northeast District newsletter

When Un Nuevo Renacer, a Spanish speaking church in Atlantic Northeast District, faced a significant challenge in recent months, pastor Carolina Izquierdo reached out to the district to share their dilemma and found a solution for their need.

Un Nuevo Renacer has a significant number of young people who are a part of their fellowship. Thirteen of those youth and three advisors were hoping to attend National Youth Conference which will take place this summer July 23 -28 in Fort Collins, Colo. But covering the expenses of traveling to and attending this event was a problem for this group. This is a young church with young families who have limited financial resources. The youth successfully worked together to raise some money with a very successful bake sale at Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren and were able to raise $600. But the expenses for 16 people to travel to Fort Collins were much greater than the money they were able to raise.

Church 2 Church is a community building ministry outreach opportunity of Atlantic Northeast District that allows churches with needs to partner with churches who are interested in a service project.

The good news is that other congregations in the district were willing and able to provide the necessary financial resources needed to allow all the 16 participants to register and to purchase airfare for National Youth Conference. Mountville Church of the Brethren, which is generously sharing their building with Un Nuevo Renacer, provided some financial support as well as love and care for this youth group. In addition, both Lancaster (Pa.) Church of the Brethren as well as Lititz (Pa.) Church of the Brethren agreed to help financially! Thanks to the team efforts of these other congregations, all the youth and adults who were hoping to attend NYC have now been able to register and purchase airfare to attend in July.


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