Led by the Holy Spirit!

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.

 Joint mission trip to St. Louis

Joint mission trip to St. Louis

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:

I wanted to say thank you to you and your teams for the work God did through you. I wanted you to know that we were able to invite the kids from soccer camps you led to our VBS the next week.Two of these 2 kids came up to Pastor Dave at our recent community event and asked to be baptized! A guy from the city asked me, when did you clear out that lot across from the school? I just told them it wasn’t a bulldozer, but a group of volunteers from Texas! Also, I got really great feedback from Center for Women in Transition and the staff at Carondelet Leadership Academy! They were all pumped about the impact you guys made!
— Kevin Mennel, Director of Extreme Faith
 Joint mission trip

Joint mission trip

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