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ABRAHAM'S TENT


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ABRAHAM'S TENT


Ministry Description

Abraham’s Tent is open Monday through Saturday for free hot lunches for anyone who shows up, no questions asked. As such, it is one of the few places that men and the homeless can receive assistance.

It’s been operating in the same location for 27 years. It was originally started by the Lake Charles Ministerial Association.

How is Christ Community Church involved?

Christ Community Church has a long history of assisting Abraham’s Tent financially. Our members also serve food there from time to time. This is ministry that is sometimes assisted by our Growth Groups.

Contact for Further Information

Pearl Cole, Director, Abraham’s Tent • 2300 Fruge St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601• (O) 439-9330

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BOY'S VILLAGE


BOY'S VILLAGE


Ministry Description

Boy’s Village has a 40-acre campus on the east side of Lake Charles (east of Home Depot).They are a residential ministry with more than 100 children in residence. These boys tend to be there because they have been abused, neglected, or have gotten in trouble.

The village describes their ministry this way: “Our mission is to restore and preserve children and families socially, emotionally and spiritually by providing services and programs including supervision and guidance of such quality that youth with whom we work will share our vision and be- come a credit to themselves and society.”

How is Christ Community Church involved?

Members have served as members of the staff and Board of Directors. In addition, some of the young men attend our services from time to time.

Contact for Further Information

Boy’s Village • (O) 436-7553 • www.boysvillages.org

You can also call our church office, and we can put you in touch with a member of our congregation who has served on their staff. 

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CALCASIEU WOMEN'S SHELTER


CALCASIEU WOMEN'S SHELTER


Ministry Description

The Women's Shelter is dedicated to the elimination of personal and societal violence in Southwest Louisiana. It is their mission to create social change through empowerment and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, safe shelter for women and children, and community education.

They are most famous for providing shelter for abused women and their children.

How is Christ Community Church involved?

Christ Community Church has assisted the Women’s Shelter financially. Our members have also served as members of the Board of Directors in the past. Some of our members and attenders have also received shelter and assistance.

Contact for Further Information

See the “Services” tab on their webpage for the long list of services provided. Given the emergency nature of the Shelter, it is usually best to make first contact by phone (436-4552).This is a ministry that is carried out primarily by women (with the exception of the Board of Directors).

Sexual Assault Hotline: (337) 494-7273 or 1-866-570-7273
Domestic Violence Hotline: (337) 436-4552 or 1-800-223-8066
Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-888-411-133 

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ECUADOR MISSIONS


ECUADOR MISSIONS


Ministry Description

Jon and Karen Lambert are based in Quito, Ecuador. They work with an association of numerous churches spread throughout Ecuador, primarily, to develop leadership for those churches. In this capacity, Jon directs “Seminario S.E.T.E.” to train pastors. Karen also coordinates the Ecuadorian branch of Children of Promise.

How is Christ Community Church involved?

Our involvement in Ecuador goes back to 1995. We currently pay a portion of Jon & Karen’s salaries. We have also done multiple workcamps in Ecuador to build a church and repair the seminary. We have also funded various projects.

Contact for Further Information

Perhaps the best way to stay in touch with Jon & Karen Lambert is through their Facebook pages: “Jon Michael Lambert” and “Karen Lambert.”  
Jon & Karen visit us every couple of years. 

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FRIEND SHIPS


FRIEND SHIPS


Friend Ships, based here in Lake Charles, operates 4 “mercy ships” that take aid all over the planet. Often, they go to an area following a disaster. Assistance includes providing food and supplies, a medical clinic/hospital, and communication through an on-board radio station.They have a helicopter aboard one ship with heat-sensing equipment, making it possible to spot survivors in a time of disaster. Friend Ships has the ability to pro- vide a “city’s worth” of assistance to remote, stricken areas.

This is truly a remarkable ministry. They have many opportunities for service including: maritime worker, volunteer guest worker, volunteer staff member, medical missions, and maintaining the 13-acre port here in Lake Charles.

How is Christ Community Church involved?

In the past, we have had members who were employed by Friend Ships (all have since transferred out of town). We have had members of our church to serve internships. Besides donating money, we also assisted them a few years ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Galveston. And, at times, our Growth Groups, have volunteered time at the port to meet various needs.

Contact for Further Information

Port Mercy, 1019 North First Avenue • Lake Charles, LA 70601 • (O) 337- 433-5022 • personnel@friendships.org
www.friendships.org 

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TROOP 741


TROOP 741


Ministry Description

It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, they've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.

The Girl Scouts' mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

They’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
 

How is Christ Community Church involved?

Troop 741's leader, Emily Hamilton, is a member of Christ Community Church. This troop meets here at the church on a regular basis and Emily demonstrates the mission of Girl Scouts as well as allows the girls in this troop to see Christ through her words, actions, reactions, and character. 
 

Contact for Further Information

Make contact with Emily Hamilton through email: emcmanus626@yahoo.com 

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GLEAN


GLEAN


Ministry Description

Glean is based upon a simple idea. Every month, a different Lake-area non-profit is chosen. They are asked what they need, and then friends of Glean donate the needed items. In doing so, the non-profit receives items that they need, and their ministry is highlighted in our community.

For example, in the past, Glean has collected items for Head Start (wet wipes, trash bags, pull-ups, and facial tissue).

Their mission statement is as follows: To unite our community through intentional, organized giving with established non-profit organizations.

How is Christ Community Church involved?

Glean was formed by a former member, Noelle Mills. We receive an article each month, listing the organization and items needed. This is printed in our worship folder, and then we donate items, which are collected in the silver trash can in the lobby. We are listed as one of Glean’s Lake Charles “drop off sites.”

Contact for Further Information

Make contact with Glean and Noelle Mills through the Glean page on Facebook

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


Ministry Description

Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves.

Your donation will help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds.

As a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.  

We have more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped 6.8 million people improve their living conditions since our founding in 1976.

How is Christ Community Church involved? 

We have partnered with Habitat For Humanity and sent volunteers their way to help in building homes here in Lake Charles that do just what they say: build communities, hope and the opportunity for families to help themselves. 

We get to work alongside the HFH crew as well as minister to the people who are going to be living in the house we're working on. They are their with us working on their own house and so we have an opportunity to put a name/face with the house we're building. It's allows us to personalize the build we're working on and pray with the family that will be living there. 

Contact for Further Information

Lauren Brossette • lauren.brossette@gmail.com
Jessica Pohl • jpohl0515@yahoo.com 

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HCA


HCA


HAMILTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Ministry Description

HCA is our local K-12 Christian school. The mission is to provide the young people of our community with a Christ-centered, college preparatory education.

How is Christ Community Church involved?

Many of our students attend HCA. In addition, members of our church have served as members of the faculty and board. Currently, Pastor Cameron Kreager leads the High School chapel each week, and he serves as a Bible instructor. Beverly Van Dyke is a regular substitute. 

Contact for Further Information

Hamilton Christian Academy • 1416 8th Street • Lake Charles, LA 70601 (O) 439-1178 •
www.HCAwarriors.org

Interested persons can also talk to the persons mentioned above from Christ Community Church.