Filipino Church in Colorado Helps Churches in the Philippines

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A Christian Reformed ministry for Filipino immigrants in Denver, Colo., is helping support seven Christian ministries in the Philippines.

The Crucible started as a house church, partnered with Eastern Hills Community Christian Reformed Church in Aurora, Colo., and Christian Reformed Home Missions.

It has since grown to more than 50 people who gather for worship and meals together. The group is served by three pastors: Rev. Henry Serrano of the CRC, and two other pastors─one from the Baptist General Conference and one from the Southern Baptist church.

 “[By] opening the ministry to other pastors who are looking for ministry opportunities, it will be easier for everyone because the responsibility is shared,” Serrano said.

Serrano credits his partnership with other pastors with making the church self-sustaining. None of the pastors take a salary, and by meeting in other church buildings they do not need a budget.

Instead, the offerings that are collected each Sunday are sent back to the Philippines to help seven different pastors in their ministries there.

Serrano said as long as there is a need in the Philippines, “there is help coming from the Lord’s hand in Colorado.”

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I represent an order of Missionary Priest that have a deep history in the Philippines. We are trying are planning to launch a new website dedicated to the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. I am writing to request an opportunity to speak with someone in the Denver area about our project.
Thank you for considering this request.

On behalf of our Crosswind Church Family we send you
greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Pastor Henry and Crucible Church Family!

We pray that you are all blessed in the Lord!! We would like to give a gentle reminder to our sisters at Crucible of our invitation for you to come out and join us at Crosswind as we host a Christian Women's Empowerment Workshop. We look forward to a great time of fellowship, prayer,praise and worship with you! Our purpose for this event is to magnify the Lord and to reach out to women from all walks of life to share the Word, support and encourage them! This exciting event in the Lord will take place at Crosswind Community Church, 16671 East Smokey Hill Road, Aurora, Colorado 80015 on June 11th at 9:00a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Please RSVP no later than June 5th:
If you have any questions, you may call (303) 525-7849.
We look forward to seeing you soon! God bless you!

In His Love and Service

Sister Betsy de la Fuente