Project Dominicana is an annual short term mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Begun in 2002 this mission trip has involved some 800 adults and high school students from La Crescenta and nearby communities. Project Dominicana reaches out to Haitian cane cutters and their families who work on the sugar cane plantations surrounding the city of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. For hundreds of years these migrants have performed backbreaking labor in conditions of oppression and extreme privation. Partnering with local host churches in the DR, volunteers have been able to assist in construction projects, remedial medical clinics, vacation Bible schools, Teachers’ Workshops, and evangelism. Since 2005 we have been working with the Beraca Church to improve the lives of people living in poverty in the barrio of KM 6. We have been able to help build a new sanctuary, construct a school, re-build homes and run remedial medical clinics. LCPC has a long term commitment to this community. Find out more about this year's trip Project Dominicana 2017, June 10-19.
For over 22 years the Student Ministries Department sends a mission team of adults, Junior High and Senior High students to Vah Ki Presbyterian Church on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona over Spring Break. The team works at two different church campuses doing building projects such as pouring concrete walkways, painting, sanding, and other various maintenance work. We also have the opportunity to worship with our friends at the church and doing a VBS day for the children on the reservation. If you are interested in supporting or participating in this trip, contact the church office or Jerry White.
Each Spring we send a team of men from our church to partner with Baja Christian Ministries, to build a house for a needy family in Tijuana, Mexico. In just one weekend, the men join their various talents and build a house in one day. The congregation also joins in by donating housewarming gifts to the family. Contact Greg Wolflick for more information.
In 2012 we broke ground on the construction of this new orphanage. We are partnering with several other churches, and periodically send teams down to the work site for construction work. Click HERE for more information on our next trip to Rosarito. Click HERE for the Registration Form.
LCPC supports mission workers all over the world. Currently we support people spreading God’s word and doing his work in Bangladesh, northern Thailand, Nigeria, Taiwan, east Asia, Egypt, Guatemala, and InterVarsity workers in Boston and Oregon.
The children at LCPC support two young children through Compassion International. The offering collected by the kids each week goes to sponsor Luis and Sabita, a young boy and girl in need of help in order to have food, clothing and enough money for an education. Compassion also provides the children with Bible teaching, medical care and recreational activities. The children of LCPC also correspond with Luis and Sabita throughout the year by writing letters that are translated by Compassion employees and sent to the small towns that Luis and Sabita live in. Below is a little more information about these two precious children. You can also learn more about Compassion International at www.compassion.com.
Luis Caton is 8 years old and lives in Bolivia in a mountainous community called Villa Clotilde. He lives with his father and mother and three siblings. He goes to school and likes to play with cars. His father is sometimes employed but does not have a consistent job.
Sabita Nag is 7 years old. She will be 8 on November 11th. She lives in the rural community of Katharagoda in India. She is responsible for caring for her family's animals and helping to clean. She does not attend school right now but does go to church. She has one sibling and her mother stays home with the children while her father sometimes gets work as a farmer.
Every year in November, our children lead this project for the rest of the church. Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with items such as small toys, candy, hygiene items and school supplies for children in need. These boxes are then collected and distributed by Samaritan’s Purse (link to Samaritan's Purse) at Christmas time around the world.
There are other projects and programs that go on throughout the year. Examples include food drives, clothing drives, lunch packing events for Union Station and more. Please check out our church’s upcoming events to learn more about what we have planned. Your child is never too young to start learning to follow Christ’s call to service and generosity.