July was a big month for the churches of the T2C2 Network. On July 2nd, the Rev. Chris Holder and Rev. Edilberto (Beto) Alzate were installed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Dallas as Pastors of Community Outreach and Hispanic Ministries. This marks an expansion of the work that began in 2016 when Bethel became the fourth church to join the T2C2 Mission Network; in order to start new outreach initiatives to its changing communities. The leaders and pastors from the T2C2 churches including Faith, Holy Cross and Our Redeemer showed their support by leading the service and were joined by many pastors from the DFW area.
The week of July 8th – 15th a team from all four churches in the T2C2 network participated in a joint mission trip to St. Louis, where they partnered with a local ministry called Extreme Faith. While in St. Louis, the T2C2 Mission team cleared out abandoned lots, helped with a center for women in transition, worked hands on with the homeless population, led soccer camps sponsored by La Paz and much more. Kevin Mennel, the Director of Extreme Faith had the following to say about the impact of our mission team:
In addition to the hard work we reflected daily on what it means to be an Echo of Christ. It was great week of service and learning side by side with a partner ministry in another city.
In HIS Service!
Pastor Chris Holder Director, T2C2