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As an active community of believers, Trinity believes that serving God means serving others. Serving others is as important a form of worship as the rest of our lives. We serve through several missions that meet the needs of people throughout our community both here in San Jose and around the world. 

Convalescent Hospital Ministry

Convalescent Hospital Ministry’s mission is to:

Bring human comfort and spiritual nurture to residents of skilled nursing facilities.

Convalescent Hospital Ministry is an organization of volunteers that are committed to visiting nursing facilities located in Santa Clara County. We have 73 volunteers conducting worship services with prayer, music, and bible studies and visiting the lonely in 18 nursing facilities in Santa Clara County.

Our hope for the future is to expand our ministry by recruiting new volunteers, and training them so that we can serve more residents in nursing facilities throughout Santa Clara Valley.

The need is great. There are about 300 nursing facilities in Santa Clara Valley, and 60 percent of the residents residing in these facilities feel dumped and abandoned by their families. These are the people we are trying to reach. We want these folks to know that God loves them and has not turned His back on them. We want them to know that they are loved and not alone.

If you would like to be involved in this ministry, Ida Strickland coordinates services at Los Gatos Oaks at 10:30 AM on the first Thursday in the month. She also coordinates services at Los Gatos Rehab at 1:45 PM on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Thursdays of the month.

If you have any questions or would like to know how to get involved with The Convalescent Hospital ministry contact Ida Strickland 408-356-4261.

 

Compassion International
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled, Christian adults. Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries. 
Project Hope
Project Hope is a small non-profit working with other small, grassroots non-profits and individuals to transform the lives of the poor in Romania, Moldova and the Republic of Georgia.

Project Hope focuses on two areas:
RELIEF: we collect and ship desperately needed items: clothing, coats, shoes, blankets and now, wheelchairs.
DEVELOPMENT: we work with small, in-country charities and individuals who already have a track record of success. We come alongside them to develop or help them expand transformative programs. Past development projects include Text Book Lending Libraries, After School Programs and Animal Husbandry. 
Project Hope was founded by Connie Finch. Traveling in Eastern Europe in 2002, she was shocked by the terrible conditions, especially for women and children, and became determined to DO SOMETHING. It all started with 9 boxes of shoes and since then, Connie and her supporters and partners have collected and shipped more than 20,000 lbs (10 tons) of relief items and created more than 8 development projects.  Project Hope is run entirely by volunteers, many of whom attend Trinity Church in San Jose, CA.
Rancho Santa Marta

Rancho Santa Marta is a non-denominational Christian ministry for needy children in Mexico. It is located in a striking desert setting 175 miles south of the border in Baja California on a 450 acre working ranch just 15 miles from the ocean.

Orphanage for Abandoned Children: Their ministry offers a home to care for over 50 abandoned children. These are children who, before arriving at the ranch, were left by their families to fend for themselves and beg for food on the street, many coming from an abusive past.

Special Education Multi-Center School: Children who manifest various types of learning disabilities would not be educated without Santa Marta’s special education ministry. Although 46 students live at the ranch full time, over 100 students come on campus from the surrounding villages. Most of the families are very poor so there is no charge to attend the school. During the summer months, a trade school is provided for teenagers and offers vocational training in fields such as agriculture, mechanics, sewing, carpentry, etc. Once students graduate, housing and care is provided in Ensenada for older teens to continue their education in high school and college.

Outreach and Community Service Programs: Each Sunday, church worship services are organized for the children and missionaries who call the ranch home as well as people who attend from the nearby town and other visitors. The staff members and older children have opportunities to minister during evangelism trips to Baja villages and the interior of Mexico. Internationally, the ranch ministry and mission extend to India and Romania.

Opportunities to Help: Rancho Santa Marta’s ministry is entirely dependent upon donations. Church mission trips are also a wonderful means by which one can support the ministry. Maintenance and construction projects await the help of volunteers at the orphanage and school: painting, sewing, pouring concrete, fixing roofs, etc. Interacting with children during vacation Bible school outreaches and volunteering to serve in the special education school are further ways of supporting this wonderful ministry. The facilities are modern, safe, and sanitary. A short-term mission trip is a perfect opportunity to experience how God can use and touch a life profoundly. Volunteers will be forever changed.