Hi! Karen Salas here...From my seat, at my desk and in the Body, I have the rare privilege of seeing you lovely people live your lives with HIM. I am in awe of you! This month I invite you to welcome Pete Anderson and Angel Tree to our Newsletter cover....
What is the ministry of Angel Tree?
Angel Tree is a ministry to prisoners and their children which seeks to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ and reconciliation into families separated by Mom or Dad being in prison. Church members purchase Christmas gifts in the name of the absent parent and deliver them to kids in Long Beach (and all across the US).
How did you become involved in this ministry?
I first heard about Angel Tree from Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship on the radio, and the Lord touched my heart to share the ministry with our church family at Los Altos. I remember the enthusiasm of Betty Rank, Dave Treydte and other "old timers" during the training for the first time we did it. That must have been maybe 20 years ago! Click here
to read more....
Give Joy to a Prisoner's Child this Christmas. When mom or dad is in prison, it's the children who do hard time. But you can let them know they are not forgotten. You can give them a gift on behalf of their imprisoned parent and in the name of Jesus.
We are so thankful to be a part of the Angel Tree outreach this Christmas season. There is a table in the Sanctuary on Sundays with the names of children we can adopt to bless this Christmas.
One more Sunday to select an angel:
By Sunday, Dec 14 -- all gifts due back
Saturday morning Dec 20 our teams deliver gifts. If you can help deliver gifts, contact our church coordinator Pete Anderson by email [email protected].