Internationals Ministries / Youth ministry

Servants among friends: “After all I’ve done for you”

“After all I’ve done for you ….” Many of us have used those words with our children – or heard them from our own parents!  But those words came alive for our Latino youth group this summer as teens spent time interviewing their parents, hearing their stories, and sharing stories of their own. LUCHA Ministries’ … Continue reading

Internationals Ministries / Missions / Student.Go / Youth ministry

Servants among Friends: Reaffirming Dignity

DIGNITY – what do you hear when this word comes to mind?  For us, it takes on renewed meaning each summer when LUCHA Ministries refocuses our efforts on Latino youth outreach through PROJECT 3-D.   Latino youth, many from immigrant parents and/or who are immigrants themselves, hear repeatedly that they are “different from” (implying “not as … Continue reading

Internationals Ministries / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries / Missions

God’s Gift

Sue and I began LUCHA Ministries in 2004 with United Methodist colleagues Victor and Heather Gomez to address social, spiritual, family and community-development needs we observed in the Latino community in the greater Fredericksburg, Virginia area.  In partnership with area agencies, churches and others, we’ve offered ministries of transportation, translation, food, spiritual outreach, summer youth activities, … Continue reading