The mission of Chin Community Ministry is to walk with our Chin brothers and sisters in Christ who live in Lewisville. The ministry helps to establish, equip, and engage the Chin by connecting them with American individuals, families and community resources to help meet their practical, emotional and spiritual needs as they begin a new life in America. RockPointe Church considers it a privilege to support this local ministry that is changing lives locally as well as thousands of miles away. It is the desire of our church to help in providing support that will equip the Chin to become productive members of this community, and eventually productive citizens of the United States.
How Can you Serve with the Chin Community Ministry?
Most Chin college students are the oldest in their family and they feel great pressure to work to help support their brothers and sisters. School is very difficult. They must study from the same books that native English speakers use spending hours and hours looking up words they don’t understand.
The Chin community really needs for these students to go to college to be trained for professions and occupations their community will benefit from – medical professionals, teachers, counselors, business professionals.
Please consider “adopting” a Chin college student. Send encouraging emails, ask them how you can be praying for them, and maybe send them treats. It is our goal to build long-term relationships that enrich both the Chin and American communities.
For more information, email missions.
We are so grateful for this opportunity to participate in making and delivering Christmas Baskets to Chin families in our community. Each Christmas basket will contain the specific items as listed above.
IMPORTANT DELIVERY INFORMATION
Delivery parties begin December 4th with dates and times through December 23rd. Please sign-up to select the Chin family, party date and time by December 1. This affords the Chin Ministry team plenty of time to schedule the translators for our parties. The Chin Youth Group from Bethel Baptist Church are very excited to serve as our translators.
WHAT DOES A CHRISTMAS PARTY LOOK LIKE?
When you arrive, your translator will assist you with introductions. You will then help set up and decorate the Christmas tree.
We encourage you to read the story of Christ’s birth from Matthew 1:18-2:23 or Luke 2:1-20. The Chin would love to be invited to share in their language as well.
Share the gifts you brought, sing songs such as Joy to the World, Silent Night and Away in the Manger, but most importantly pray! The Chin truly are prayer warriors and they covet our prayers. As native-born Americans, we offer a prayer for the gifts only God can give – faith, courage, health, provision, etc.
All of these families listed are either new to the United States or are experiencing extreme hardship – single parents, one family income, illness/disability while trying to navigate a new country and culture and learning a new language. Please know you are delivering more than a basket, you are delivering hope.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP THE DAY OF DELIVERY?
- Brandi Miller 214-808-3117
- Mike Davis 972-571-0064
- Mary Davis 972-741-9825
Do you MELO for the Chin Community Ministry?
Download the prayer card to the right for the Chin Community Ministry and place the card on your dinner table and pray for them at each meal or on your desk at work as a reminder throughout the day.