Reach


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 dcapps@willimanticchurch.org.


OPERATION WILLIMANTIC

We want to be a church that REACHES out to the Willimantic community. All throughout the year we want to find creative ways to help those who are in need. To learn more about this group, get involved, or submit a need, please fill out the following form.

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

Local Missions


www.carefamilies.com
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.
www.my-cca.org
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.
www.covenantsoupkitchen.org
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.
www.ct.gov/dcf
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.
www.hisoaks.com
His Oaks Ministry is a faith based home for men in recovery providing a safe and secure environment helping young men (18-35) overcome life’s challenges through a transformational process, making a successful reentry into their family, church, and community.
www.ihpradio.org
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.
www.windhamps.org
CLA is happy to partner with Natchaug Elementary School in assisting and providing support through various outreaches each year.
www.neighborhoodrenovations.org
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.
www.perceptionprograms.org
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.
www.windhamnofreeze.com
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.

National Missions


Gil & Lindsay Banton currently serve as missionaries to the 17,000 undergraduate students at the University of Connecticut. They serve on campus to reach the students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through campus outreaches, small groups, and weekly Chi Alpha meetings.
John & Theresa Flood serve as missionaries to the Native American population in Arizona. As a professor at American Indian College, John serves to equip the Native students, who come from tribes across the western half of the United States to reach and disciple their own people in a way that is culturally relevant.
The Olejarz family serves as national field staff for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. Mike serves to provide training and education resources to campus missionaries, helping them to succeed in reaching the students they serve.
www.youthalivesne.com
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.

International Missions


www.thekitchenoflove.org
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.
CLA is partnering with the Assemblies of God Universities in Ghana to help provide a full ride scholarship for eligible future pastors and leaders. It cost $500.00 dollars to fund one pastor for one year of Bible school. Currently, CLA is helping to sponsor four pastors in training.
The Butera family currently serves as missionaries to Indonesia. Through their ministry, they work with various villages in Indonesia. Their mission is made up of these primary goals: to reach out to children and youth, train and mentor pastors, to plant churches, and to open up medical mission outreaches through Indonesia.
www.projectsonha.com
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.
www.thattheyremainfree.com
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.
Mike & Tina serve in Bridge Family Church, a church plant in Edinburgh where they are working to plant their children’s ministry with outreach events, children’s choirs, and kids camps. They also serve many other local churches to help revitalize their children’s ministries.
http://musacchio.blogspot.com/
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.