Expand Community-Based Ministries

New Vision Community Church is a non-denominational church situated in the border town of Laredo, TX. It was started by Pastor Luis DeLeon and his wife Lucy through the support and encouragement of New Vision Community Church in Chicago, IL and the hard work of numerous volunteers. What started as a house church, has now grown into a full-fledged congregation and houses various community-based ministries.

Our ministries have helped thousands of fellow Laredoans, particularly those from some of the poorest areas of the United States. Did you know that in Laredo, you can find entire families living in a 10 by 10 foot room wedged between two horse stables? You will also find families living in broken down trailer homes without electricity, children wandering the dusty roads in bear feet, and senior citizens living in poverty.  These are exactly the individuals that our ministry has helped either by providing Christmas presents for needy children, free groceries to help these families make ends meet, and clothes and shoes for desparate children. We have even been able to provide free housing for qualified families that met application requirements. Our goal has been to show the love of Christ by meeting immediate needs and opening hearts to receive spiritual healing and salvation. 

We do not seek just to provide "hand-outs" but we also provide training in various business related activities to give individuals, particularly women, skills that they can use to find ways to generate income. We have a sewing program that teaches women sewing techniques and by being involved in the program, they are able to earn a commission from the goods they create. We have a similar baking and cooking program. We also have a ranch in one of the poorest areas of Laredo used to train community members in animal husbandry and gardening. 

Our ministries have grown at such a rapid rate, that our current building can no longer support our ministry activities. We need extra office space to manage the administrative aspects of all these ministries and increase the number of areas available for training activities. The money raised would be used to add a second floor to our current church building and expand the parking area. This would allow us to better serve the community and be able to expand many of our programs.

We have been intimitaly thankful to the Lord for being able to have gotten as far as we have. If God so moves your heart to help us expand our church so we can continue doing the work that we do, we will be eternally grateful to you and to God and we know that many Laredoeans will be grateful as well.

God bless you!

Organizer and beneficiary

Lucy De Leon
Organizer
Laredo, TX
Lucy De Leon
Beneficiary

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