The De La Comunidad church plant in Coban has been meeting for two months, but it’s already making a difference in the community. The focus is to meet the needs of hurting people in the community and to serve people. Project LASARO is an outreach to Coban’s indigent community. The majority of the homeless here are elderly people who walk around town begging for money and food. Every day, leaders and members of the church serve food to those who so desperately need it. The vision is to organize a building where they can be fed, bathed and cared for. There are also other projects in the works to reach out to children who have a specific need. Lots of people in Coban are excited about these projects that are blessing the underprivileged and the church is growing as a result.
On my recent visit to Coban, I joined the team and fed the homeless. We drove around town for an hour and a half with a pitcher of drink and fresh bread. Some of them are sitting on the same street corner every day, but others are harder to find as they wander all around town. Whenever we find them, we park the car, serve the drink in a disposable cup and we love on them. On one of those trips, a disabled man in a wheelchair named Miguel said, “I want to go to your church, you all are close to God because you serve people.” The funny thing is that noone had ever mentioned that we are from a church, he just knew. Don’t you think that makes an interesting lesson? With all the complex strategies that are out there for church building, this church plant is growing rapidly because they are serving people! Please continue to keep this church plant in your prayers and you can visit the De La Comunidad Facebook page in Spanish.