Jesus said, “…if anyone give even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
At CLA, it is a big deal to us that we stay connected, active and reaching outside of our church. Our schools, businesses, neighborhoods, government and friendships all need committed followers of Jesus Christ. Reaching others for Christ is not just consolidated to a project, it’s part of our lifestyle. We all have a responsibility to walk out the doors and demonstrate God’s power through the way we live and the way we serve.
UPCOMING MISSION TRIPS
We have some exciting local, national, and international mission trips scheduled this year. If you have a heart for missions, check out these available trips:
GUATEMALA MISSIONS TRIP
CLA is returning to invest in Guatemala September 20-26. The focus of this missions trip is to train and empower pastors and leaders of Central America. There will be opportunities to teach, serve, provide children’s ministry, feed the poor and encourage leaders from all parts of Central America. The cost of this missions trip is $960.00 per person, plus the cost of airfare. This rate is based on double occupancy for rooming; single occupancy is available for an additional cost. Please consider making the investment and allowing the Lord to use you in a mighty way. Please pray for this mission and consider giving towards the work that is being done here. We would like to bring a special love offering to the people of Guatemala. For more information, contact Ps. Donnie Capps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also support local, national, and international missions. Here is a list of some of the missions we support on a monthly basis. Please join in with us in prayer with these ministries and servants of God
CFPS has been around for over 30 years helping those facing an unplanned pregnancy with free services including pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, options counseling, parenting program (Earn While You Learn), material resources and a post-abortion Bible study support group, Hearts Set Free. Their most recent endeavor is their new mobile ultrasound van that is able to bring services to women who wouldn’t normally be able to get to their center.
CCA’s mission is to increase the Kingdom of God and unify the Body of Christ by bringing and promoting Christian bands, singers and artists to Northeastern Connecticut, thus allowing the unsaved to hear the good news about Jesus Christ in a non-invasive atmosphere, and promoting unity among believers.
CSK provides food and access to basic services in an environment of care, love, support and safety to those individuals and families from the greater Windham community who comes through their doors.
The Department of Children & Families protects and serves children throughout the state of Connecticut. Through specific projects, we partner with DCF to help provide for children in need.
The Vision of I.H.P radio Network is to first and foremost uplift and give Praise to Almighty God. 2) To reach the Windham County with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Holy Spirit inspired topics and Great Christian music like: Present and Past Christian Hits, Christian Rock, Praise and Worship, and even Christian Rap. 3) To unite the Body of Christ together within the Windham Community by using this media as a communication tool for Churches and other Christian Ministries.
CLA is happy to partner with Natchaug Elementary School in assisting and providing support through various outreaches each year.
Neighborhood Renovations’ mission is to help rebuild and repair homes for low-income families and provide training and assistance with helping individuals acquire their GED.
Perceptions Programs are a private, non-profit behavioral health agency dedicated to the well-being of individuals and families throughout Northeastern Connecticut. They offer hope, support and a path to recovery from co-occurring substance use and mental health problems.
The Windham No Freeze Hospitality Center is a Community Coalition founded in 2003 by individuals dedicated to making sure no one is left out in the cold. Their goal is to provide basic overnight shelter from cold weather for homeless persons over the age of 18 from November 15th through April of each year.
Kevin’s heart and mission is the students. By empowering students, building relationships between schools and the local church, developing Bible clubs, and dynamic school assemblies, Kevin’s ambition, commitment, and passion for students drives the ministry of Youth Alive® to complete the challenge of reaching every student in every school.
The Kitchen of Love (KOL) is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life of children, men and women suffering malnutrition, ignorance due to lack of education, drug addictions and depravation. KOL has a special emphasis on street children, homeless, and communities that are extremely impoverished.
The Charest family serves as children’s ministers in Mozambique. Their ministry strategies are to reach children through Sports Camps, the development of children’s curriculum in Portuguese, and the creation of water wells to provide clean drinking water in the villages across the nation.
In working with AGWM Mobilization, the Flowers help missionaries reach the fields for their calling. The Flowers also have a passion for bringing freedom to the global epidemic of human trafficking and are the founders of the organization Freedom Works, which exists to offer vocational and life skills training to victims of human trafficking.
Having served two terms in Guatemala and one in Costa Rica, the Musacchio’s currently serve as Strategic Coordinators for the region, helping to develop the next generation of missionaries. They are working to revitalize the mission of the LAC region to reach the least, the last, and the lost with the Gospel.