The Alliance Gives Back to Louisville Community


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In obedience to Christ’s command to love their neighbors, members of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) will be mobilized to four locations throughout the city to assist local charities in caring for Louisville’s hurting and needy. This unique opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus will coincide with the C&MA’s May 26–31 General Council at the Louisville Convention Center.

On Friday, May 29 from 1–4 pm Alliance volunteers will sort and package essential items, donated by Alliance staff members and congregants, for distribution by the Kentucky Refugee Ministries to needy refugees who have been legally admitted to the United States as victims of war or persecution because of their religious or political beliefs. Other volunteers will pack donations benefiting The Center for Women and Families, which provides help for women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

The third off-site project will minister to newly arrived internationals to the United States who receive needed services through the International Christian Center of the C&MA. Volunteers will distribute flyers inviting these people to church. Others will be involved in hands-on ministry at the Wayside Christian Mission, working in the kitchen, sorting food and clothing, and making needed facility repairs in one of the mission’s shelters. The Wayside Christian Mission remains one of Louisville’s key lifelines for many who would otherwise be alone and destitute.

“I find it fitting that we are taking this occasion to branch out into the great city of Louisville, where our founder, A. B. Simpson, pastored his first church in the United States,” says Dr. Gary Benedict, U.S. C&MA president. “His heart was to show Christ’s love in tangible ways to the people of this city. It’s gratifying to know that, more than 130 years later, our hearts beat with the same rhythm and resonance that solidified our founder’s vision to offer hope to the hopeless.”

The Alliance is a fellowship of evangelical believers joined together in local churches, dedicated to fulfilling Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations. The Alliance has a thoroughly evangelical doctrinal statement and encourages believers from diverse backgrounds and theological traditions to unite to complete Christ’s Great Commission.

Mark Failing, Assistant to the President
The Christian and Missionary Alliance
Ph (cell): 719-660-2876
E-mail: [email protected]

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