The Brazos De Amour Children’s Ranch is located in Agua Prieta, Mexico, and SWC has been blessed to partner with them and with Pastor Martin & Yolanda Margillain for over 20 years. Amsted is their church in Agua Pieta, which provides pastoral leadership for the Children’s Ranch.
Brazos De Amour serves children and their families by providing shelter and nurturing care for children in need. These are children whose parents are not able to care for them or those who have been abandoned. Pastor Rueben and Rosa are the house-parents to the 30 children who live at the Ranch, and along with their dedicated team, they provide for the children to their adult years, helping them to enter college or pursue a career. Dozens of children have grown to know the love of Christ and a healthy and successful adulthood through the ministry at The Ranch. It is aptly named, “Arms of Love.”
Steve & Sandi Youngren founded Compassion Connection in 1997, first in Mexico and then in Ecuador, where they’ve served since 2004. Compassion Connection’s purpose is well-stated in these three directives: Planting Churches, Training Leaders and Restoring Communities.
Compassion Connection is committed to train local pastors in biblical and practical ministry to their communities. Because Compassion Connection’s desire is to see communities restored, part of their outreach includes free medical clinics and the provision of fresh water and food to anyone in need. They work to equip local churches in Ecuador to minister to issues of poverty, injustice and disease, so prevalent in their nation. But through the compassion of Christ, Compassion Connection is making a difference in Latin America.
Clearlight Ministries is based Cebu City in the Philippines, led by Len & Lynn Hummel. The Hummels have faithfully served the Lord and the people of the Philippines in a variety of ways.
One of their primary methods of outreach is that they write and print Gospel literature and teaching materials in the native language. They distribute these tracks and Bibles and hold weekly Bible studies all over the city for adults and children. SWC has partnered with Clearlight since 1988.
SWC’s missions program began almost immediately after the planting of the church. We believe strongly in local and global missions. If you were to visit our sanctuary, you would notice a statement painted on the back wall. Written there are the words, “You are now entering God’s mission field” over the exit doors. Everything outside the four walls of the church is our mission field, and we are committed to sharing the love of Christ with people, whether they are around the world or across the street. SWC’s mission outreach is by Larry Anderson. SWC invests in various ministries around the globe – including University campus outreach in Arizona and Colorado, supporting an orphanage in Mexico, building churches and water wells in India, and a ministry-training school in Ecuador.
Missions pledges may be made online using this form. Thank you for your continued support.
If you are interested in more information or would like to get involved, please complete the Volunteer Form.
This video is a brief report of the various outreach ministries we are involved with.
Prayer is an important part of the SWC community. Intercessors pray regularly for the needs of the church family and beyond. They are notified about prayer requests throughout the week via email. This group of Prayer Partners is led by Roberta Stultz. If you would like to become involved in the prayer ministry, please complete the Volunteer Form.
Leave a prayer request or praise report for the Prayer Team.
Home on the Way is a local outreach to some of our neighbors in the valley who are in desperate need.
You can become in involved in several different ways. First, on the first Tuesday of each month, a team from SWC prepares a delicious dinner at the SWC kitchen at 2:00 PM and then caravans to the HOTW campus at 4:15 PM. They minister the love of Christ and a great meal for the people who gather there. You can take part in either preparing the meal, or going with the team to serve, or both. Fusion Youth Group serves each month with the team.
We also gather winter clothes, shoes and blankets in the fall/winter and water and supplies in the summer to take to the ministry. Watch the SWC E-news (sign up here) or the Sunday Bulletin for information about when and what is being gathered for the ministry.
Prayer support is also greatly appreciated.
Chris and Cindy Nelke
Cindy and Chris Nelke lead this important outreach. Email the Nelkes for more information or to get involved, or complete the Volunteer Form.