Here at Ciudad Nueva, we firmly believe that God can use even the most difficult, seemingly impossible situations for good. One thing is for sure — 2020 has been a very challenging year. As this new year begins, we are taking time to give thanks for the many ways God blessed us and our community, even during this unpredictable time. The No. 1 challenge we’ve faced at Ciudad Nueva in 2020 has been the physical distance from our beloved community. We love to see the faces of our kids, young adults, parents, elderly, partners, and everyone involved in our ministry. We miss the neighbors, the … [Read more...]
Hope & Safety for Christmas: Ciudad Nueva’s Christmas Store will be Open on Dec 15th!
This year, social distancing has been the safest way to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Families have stayed home all year, and as the Christmas season approaches, we’re innovating ways that our program families can stay safe and healthy while still participating in fun holiday activities. That’s why we’re making plans to spread Christmas cheer through a COVID-19 adapted Christmas Store! Ciudad Nueva’s Christmas store has been a joyful celebration each year. Families enrolled in our program stop by to enjoy delicious snacks and relish in the reunion of our community. … [Read more...]
Mustard Seed Café Serves Up Love and Opportunity
...And a delicious meal! From a tiny seed a plant can grow to nourish and sustain many people. A tiny seed of an idea was born in the hearts of our friends Christi Brown, Patsy Burdick and Shelley Speicher to open up the Mustard Seed Café. For about a year before the café actually opened they prepared the meals for Ciudad Nueva youth programs and community dinners as well as volunteered in our after-school programs, building relationships with kids and families in our neighborhood. In addition, Christi and Patsy participated in the Border Fellows class. “God had worked in my heart for … [Read more...]