We believe God is expanding His rule (or Kingdom) over creation and that he invites the church to play a key role. In fact, the church is meant to be on the vanguard of that expansion. We also believe it is our job to discern where and how God is doing accomplishing that. In our current time we believe it is important to speak with actions before words. Therefore we actively participate with Christ to feed the hungry in El Rio, help the homeless transition into a better life in Ventura, plant churches in California, and help leaders grow in Eastern Europe. Also, we are always pursuing God in prayer for the next role He has for us.
And here are a few of the organizations we partner with:
LAUNDRY LOVE – Everyday Ideas For Human Care
Real simple, helping others with laundry while engaging in conversation, friendship, prayer and hope. Participate at any level: Quarters | Soap | Hands | Prayer
1st Tuesdays Monthly 5:30 – 8:00pm
Avenue – Mission Plaza | 110 N Olive St # E | Scott Hahn & Shayna Metzner: 805-822-7854 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Tuesdays Monthly 5:00 – 7:00pm
Central Quik Wash | 9298 Telephone Road, Ventura 93004 | Eddie & laDonna Ramos: 805-276-3716 | email@example.com
3rd Tuesdays Monthly 5:30 – 8:00pm
Thompson Square Wash & Dry – Square | 2611 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura | Kat Green: 805-340-9490
Main Contact Hub Coordinator Shayna Metzner
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Mercy Ministries International (MMI), is a 501c3 non-profit organization created to restore dignity and generate hope to people in need — across the globe and in our own backyard. “We exist to provide life essential services that restore dignity and hope to people in need”
The El Rio Food Pantry is run by volunteers and food is provided by Food Share, the USDA, Children’s Hunger Fund, and your generous donations. The Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 7:00AM to 9:00AM. We are located at the 1st Baptist Church of El Rio, at 2857 Cortez Street.