Archive for the Mission Opportunity Category

Apr 8

Haven’t Signed up for Serve the City? Register now!

Who is my neighbor?

Register now for Serve the City on Saturday, April 23.

Serve the City sign ups are going well!  That being said, there are a couple of projects that have had very few people join so far.  If you are still undecided where you would like to serve, please consider:
– Tomasita School Clean-up or SY Jackson Brick-in-the-wall – Beautifying school grounds, great for all ages!
– “Sole” Service – foot washing, handing out new shoes and socks and serving a meal for those experiencing homelessness
– Kids Rock or Paint that Bridge – Two projects with the Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home
– Slash and Burn or Tom Sawyers White Wash Company – both serving East Central Ministries, a wholistic neighborhood ministry

Serve the City projects will take place at 9 AM and 1:30 PM with a fellowship BBQ being held at Grace Church on San Antonio.

Go to desertspringschurch/city to see the full list of projects and to register.


May 27

Testimonies from APH

Leticia Chavez-Paulette, Executive Director of A Peaceful Habitation, has shared a few testimonies from women who are personally encouraged by the APH Ministry. First, Linda Pena writes:

Linda Pena

It is with great honor that I have been provided the opportunity to work as the Administrative Assistant at A Peaceful Habitation.  To be able to witness how the Lord transforms lives, brings light where there was once so much darkness, and  joy to a tearful heart is so rewarding that no words can describe.  I have been blessed to be a part of the many lives who will walk through these doors.


Tresa Harris shares her testimony:


Tresa Harris

First I give honor to God, who is head of my life.  Giving him thanks for showing me years ago where He was going to take me, to A Peaceful Habitation.  In 2012, He put it on my heart while I was in jail.  By the time I moved to prison, I was reminded again of APH.  I know that it is only what you do for the Lord that will prosper.  I think Mrs. Leticia for obeying the spirit of God to open a place for women coming out of jail and prison.  Women need the support of other Christian women, and APH offers that support.  Again I thank God for the blessings of APH.  May God continue to bless APH and those who help support it.

Tina de Moss shares how the ministry of APH has blessed her:


Tina de Moss

I once again found myself in trouble and in jail.  I was running out of options and ideas. I had no clue what to do.  My case worker from the county jail gave me the information for A Peaceful Habitation.  I felt almost immediately this was where I was supposed to go.  Since coming to APH my relationship with Jesus Christ has flourished.  With the help of the leaders and the volunteers of APH, I am learning a new way to live.  I feel truly blessed to be here.

Please take a moment and visit the APH web page to view a 10-minute video about this amazing program, guaranteed to touch your heart:

Visit to learn more, or email to get involved.


May 8

On Mission For Mission: Share Your Vocation at Elementary Career Fair – May 13

2015 | by Clint | Category: Local,Mission Opportunity

Kelly Homistek, DSC attendee and teacher at Mission Elementary writes:

Dear Desert Springs Community:

Serve The City was a success and our counselor had this to report about the trees we planted thanks to your time and effort already:

“Hi Kelly,

Thank you again for serving the community and leading the Desert Springs action committee top plant all of those Torres. One of the students a couple weeks ago noticed the change immediately and it actually changed his mood about the school when we went on a walk. It literally helped him stop crying as he focused on how much better the campus looked.”

Daniel Le. May 7, 2015, personal communication”

Therefore, with your already wonderful reputation at Mission Avenue, I’d like to recruit those of you I can to represent at another service opportunity for our school.

Our school is trying to pull together a Career Fair and we are having difficulty getting committed parents to volunteer and being able to represent a wide array of professions for student exploration on Wednesday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

I know we have a large group of very interesting professions at our church and know some of you personally, who I hope will be available for this.

We currently have the following careers represented:

1. Police officer

2. Geotechnical engineer

3. Meteorologist

4. Family lawyer

We were hoping to have a firefighter, mechanic, plumber, doctor, musicians, other art forms, photographers, artists, and a wider array of vocational professionals being represented.

By presentation, we are simply requesting a brief explanation of how you get to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for that career, what you do on a regular basis, most exciting reasons to enter the profession, and if possible, a visual aid of any sort, something hands-on for students to look at, or other display item that can be visible, that would be great, but not necessary. Students are always interested in attire, so full dress attire for your profession would be excellent.

 Thank you for everything you do,

Kelly Homistek

Interested people can contact the organizer of this event, Daniel Le at or Kelly Homistek at Thank you very much for your consideration.  What a great way to serve a neighborhood school by showing how God is using our folks to love neighbors through our various vocations!