Creede Baptist may be a small church but we believe God has placed it on our hearts to work within Creede, Colorado; the United States; and the world.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children's project of Samaritan's Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes containing school supplies, necessity items, clothing, books, toys and a message of encouragement to reach hurting children all over the world. Many children who receive the OCC shoe box gifts are victims of poverty, natural disaster, war, terrorism and famine. For may boys and girls, it is the first gift they have ever received. Through the power of a simple gift and the message of hope through Jesus Christ in their native languages, these children learn that they are loved and not forgotten.
Creede Baptist Church has participated in Operation Christmas Child for the past twelve years. In 2002, 25 boxes were sent. In 2013, the church packed and sent 1000 boxes! Just as in the Bible story of the Good Samaritan told in Luke 10:30-37, God's clear picture is a desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, "Go and do likewise." For more information on Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child, visit their website at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Since 2007, Creede Baptist Church has been involved in two trips to South Africa. We have helped fund the building of four churches/parsonages there as well. We also raised money and partnered with Faith Come By Hearing to fully fund the audio recording of the New Testament in the Ndelebe Language.
We have worked on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in Northern New Mexico witnessing and helping with their Vacation Bible School.
We have been actively involved in helping meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Creede. We have partnered with several churches from the south to remodel the Creede Day Care, parts of the Creede School buildings, and many other homes and community buildings. Every year, we were able to cut, split, stack, and deliver over 70 cords of wood for those in Creede who were unable to get their own.