Christ the Ray of Hope

Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church Christ The Ray Of Hope is a "unique" Lutheran Church. The church is located in Vista del Norte Shopping Center and is the owner of the property.

The church is debt free and uses the money from the shopping center tenants to support missions, ministries and organizations in Albuquerque, in the United States and Globally. The income from the shopping center is not used to pay operating expenses for the church.

Operating as usual

10/14/2021

The second food pickup in October for God Cares About You Mission. Also, five large bags of clothing for distribution at the mission.

The second food pickup in October for God Cares About You Mission. Also, five large bags of clothing for distribution at the mission.

10/13/2021

The man of God behind Free Wheelchair Mission!
Don Schoendorfer was personally honored with the
“Above and Beyond Citizen Award” by the White House Congressional Medal of Honor Society for the work that Free Wheelchair Mission has done around the world. Don was one of three individuals selected to receive the honor in 2008 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Since 2001, more than 1.3 million wheelchairs have been given to people who
desperately need them in 94 countries worldwide. THE MISSION of FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION is "To provide the transforming gift of mobility to people with disabilities living in developing nations as motivated by Jesus Christ."

The man of God behind Free Wheelchair Mission!
Don Schoendorfer was personally honored with the
“Above and Beyond Citizen Award” by the White House Congressional Medal of Honor Society for the work that Free Wheelchair Mission has done around the world. Don was one of three individuals selected to receive the honor in 2008 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Since 2001, more than 1.3 million wheelchairs have been given to people who
desperately need them in 94 countries worldwide. THE MISSION of FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION is "To provide the transforming gift of mobility to people with disabilities living in developing nations as motivated by Jesus Christ."

10/13/2021

Mission Accomplished! Landscaping "renewal" project completed.

Mission Accomplished! Landscaping "renewal" project completed.

10/13/2021

Who is the greatest painter on Earth?
None other than God who created this Universe.
Incomparable is His working
Beautiful dawn, dusk and rainbows He is making.

Sunset in Albuquerque courtesy of the greatest painter on Earth.

Who is the greatest painter on Earth?
None other than God who created this Universe.
Incomparable is His working
Beautiful dawn, dusk and rainbows He is making.

Sunset in Albuquerque courtesy of the greatest painter on Earth.

10/07/2021

Meet Meshack with his Bible!

Meet Meshack with his Bible!

10/07/2021

Since January 1, 2021 all donations made to Christ The Ray Of Hope for wheelchairs have been placed in a designated "Free Wheelchair Mission" fund so that these donations can be matched with church mission money AND THEN matched again with the Free Wheelchair Mission matching funds this October. All donations made to Christ The Ray Of Hope during October that are designated for Free Wheelchair Mission will be added to this fund.

Since January 1, 2021 all donations made to Christ The Ray Of Hope for wheelchairs have been placed in a designated "Free Wheelchair Mission" fund so that these donations can be matched with church mission money AND THEN matched again with the Free Wheelchair Mission matching funds this October. All donations made to Christ The Ray Of Hope during October that are designated for Free Wheelchair Mission will be added to this fund.

10/06/2021

Church members were hard at work on Tuesday removing landscaping rock and cleaning out all the dirt and gravel that had accumulated over the years. Managing God's property means maintaining the property to the Glory of the Lord.

Church members were hard at work on Tuesday removing landscaping rock and cleaning out all the dirt and gravel that had accumulated over the years. Managing God's property means maintaining the property to the Glory of the Lord.

10/06/2021

$2,376.54 was spent to purchase flannel at Hobby Lobby. The flannel will be used to make receiving blankets for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital. The hospital cares for 900 preemies each year. A special Thank You to the wonderful employees at Hobby Lobby!

$2,376.54 was spent to purchase flannel at Hobby Lobby. The flannel will be used to make receiving blankets for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital. The hospital cares for 900 preemies each year. A special Thank You to the wonderful employees at Hobby Lobby!

10/06/2021

Christ The Ray Of Hope volunteers to pick up surplus food from an apartment complex and deliver it to God Cares About You Mission in the inner city of Albuquerque.

Christ The Ray Of Hope volunteers to pick up surplus food from an apartment complex and deliver it to God Cares About You Mission in the inner city of Albuquerque.

04/21/2021

Together We Can Go Farther: 20 Years of Transforming Lives

Christ the Ray of Hope has been partnering with Free Wheelchair Mission since 2008. Free Wheelchair Mission “just makes sense” in its mission to give the gift of mobility in the name of Jesus.

Photos from Christ the Ray of Hope's post 04/08/2021

Volunteers from Christ the Ray of Hope picked up surplus food items from two apartment complexes on Tuesday and Thursday. The food was delivered to God Cares About You Ministry for distribution to individuals and families in need.

11/12/2020

The Bill Heideman Scholarship Fund was set up at Christ The Ray Of Hope in loving memory of "Senor Bill" a faithful servant of the Lord who loved and supported the work of Pastor Pepe Hernandez. The fund pays the tuition for six students in Pastor Pepe’s church in Zaragoza, Mexico. Families must pay for their children to attend high school so many children are only able to complete the eighth grade. These students are the 2020-2021 recipients.

11/12/2020

The hospital received the following items from Christ The Ray Of Hope for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Child Life Unit. And lots of facemasks!

11/12/2020

The newest well that we funded through Acts 1:8 ministry.

11/12/2020

Pictures just arrived from an orphanage in Pavlovsk, Russia. This is one of the orphanages we support through Orphan Grain Train. The children have severe mental and physical disabilities. The boxes contain medical supplies that were delivered to the orphanage by the Orphan Grain Train representative who lives in Russia. The money for the supplies comes from the financial support sent by Christ The Ray Of Hope.

11/12/2020

Surplus food was picked up at an apartment complex and delivered to God Cares About You Mission. The load was smaller than usual but there were some wonderful food items that will be used by the mission to fill lunch bags that are distributed in the neighborhood.

11/07/2020

Since 2001 Free Wheelchair Mission has provided 1,217,422 wheelchairs around the world. Christ The Ray Of Hope is blessed to support this mission that is motivated by the love of Jesus!

Meshack is a bright, 14-year-old living in Kenya.

At the age of five, he was injured in a motorcycle accident that affected his mobility.

Thanks to the help of Free Wheelchair Mission partner, Tenwek Hospital, Meshack was overjoyed to receive a new wheelchair, along with a Bible in his native language, Kalenjin! Meshack now sits proudly in his new wheelchair, reading the Bible to his family.

11/07/2020
11/07/2020

We picked up surplus food and delivered it to God Cares About You Mission in Albuquerque. The trailer and pickup were full!

10/12/2020

1,217,422 wheelchairs distributed to date in 93 countries.
WHY? Free Wheelchair Mission provides the transforming gift of mobility to people with a disability living in developing nations, as motivated by Jesus Christ.

10/10/2020

A Luther History Song.

"Martin"
[Sung to the tune of "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"]

Martin, Martin by the tree,
Wind and storm surrounding thee;
Does the lightning of the sky
Make you think that you will die?
Martin, Martin, why the plea
Crying out inside of thee?
Is there hidden deep inside
Something you will soon confide?

Martin, Martin, on your knees,
Oh the begging, oh the pleas.
Is there something God once said
That put fear inside your head?
Martin, Martin, rise and climb
From this storm in Stotternheim.
To the cloister, then the Mass.
Grace will come the fear will pass.
(Text: Herbert Brokering)

10/09/2020

Christ the Ray of Hope

Christ The Ray of Hope has been supporting the ministry of Free Wheelchair Mission since 2008. We love to help provide the gift of mobility🙏

In the United States it's hard to fill all the seats at a special event. Not in developing countries! Each one of these "preferred seats" will be filled and that's why Christ The Ray Of Hope supports Free Wheelchair Mission. This kind of preferred seating makes Jesus Smile.

10/08/2020

Christ The Ray Of Hope picked up surplus food at two apartment complexes and delivered the food to God Cares About You Mission, a Gospel ministry in the inner city of Albuquerque.

10/07/2020

Free Wheelchair Mission

Christ The Ray Of Hope is taking the challenge! All donations will not only be matched by Free Wheelchair Mission but also matched by Christ The Ray Of Hope.

We are officially one week into our x2 Gift Challenge! Here is a message from our Founder and President, Don Schoendorfer. Help us reach our goal this month of providing 16,000 wheelchairs to transform lives around the world!⁣

Double your impact now at https://www.classy.org/give/299209/#!/donation/checkout.

#mobilityx2 #giftofmobility #nonprofit

10/07/2020

Free Wheelchair Mission is more than just wheelchairs. Free Wheelchair Mission is sharing Jesus through the gift of mobility.

10/01/2020

Free Wheelchair Mission

Since January 1, 2020 all donations made to Christ The Ray Of Hope for wheelchairs have been placed in a designated "Free Wheelchair Mission" fund so that these donations can be matched with church mission money AND THEN matched again with the Free Wheelchair Mission matching funds this October. The company to build, ship and assemble a wheelchair is $80.00. So, one wheelchair becomes four wheelchairs. All donations made to Christ The Ray Of Hope during October that are designated for Free Wheelchair Mission will be added to this fund.

Our x2 Gift Challenge launches today!⁣
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This means you have the opportunity to transform twice the number of lives throughout the month of October. Today until October 31st, your gifts will be doubled by a group of generous donors. This means double the donation, double the impact, and double the number of people reached!⁣⁣
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Help us to transform lives through the gift of mobility around the world! ⁣

Double your impact today: https://www.classy.org/give/299209/#!/donation/checkout

09/29/2020
09/24/2020

A check in the amount of $1,555.61 was picked up by a volunteer from God Cares About You Mission. A portion of the funds will be used to purchase all the school supplies that are needed to fill 50 school bags for children who come to the mission. The remainder of the funds will be used to purchase food for meals that are served and sack lunches that are distributed.

Thank You Note
Please thank your congregation for the donations for helping to fill backpacks with school supplies. We filled 40 cinch bags and 10 backpacks. In addition we were able to give each child a food bag.

Marcia Koschmann
God Cares About You

09/24/2020

New Mexico Quilters Association Community Service has been busy during the pandemic! Although they are meeting in Christ The Ray Of Hope's Multipurpose Room on a very limited basis, quilts are still being made for distribution. The quilts in the pictures will be delivered this week - 171 total. In May the quilters distributed 278 quilts.

Their mission is to give the gift of warmth and love through beautiful handmade, lap-sized quilts. They are distributed two to three times per year to organizations and agencies such as:
· Barrett House
· Cuidando Los Ninos
· New Mexico Kids Matter
· University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital
· Safe House
· And more...

The quilters are so thankful that Christ The Ray Of Hope allows them to use the Multipurpose Room! As a way of showing their appreciation some of the quilters have been sewing blankets for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital. The quilters are a blessing to our community and to our church.

06/30/2020

Christ the Ray of Hope's cover photo

06/01/2020

Who is the greatest painter on Earth?
None other than God who created this Universe.
Incomparable is His working
Beautiful dawn, dusk and rainbows He is making.

06/01/2020

Christ the Ray of Hope's cover photo

04/23/2020

Photos from Christ the Ray of Hope's post

04/23/2020

[04/14/20]   Easter 2020: A New Poem"
Malcolm Guite

And where is Jesus, this strange Easter day?
Not lost in our locked churches, anymore
Than he was sealed in that dark sepulchre.
The locks are loosed; the stone is rolled away,
And he is up and risen, long before,
Alive, at large, and making his strong way
Into the world he gave his life to save,
No need to seek him in his empty grave.

He might have been a wafer in the hands
Of priests this day, or music from the lips
Of red-robed choristers, instead he slips
Away from church, shakes off our linen bands
To don his apron with a nurse: he grips
And lifts a stretcher, soothes with gentle hands
The frail flesh of the dying, gives them hope,
Breathes with the breathless, lends them strength to cope.

On Thursday we applauded, for he came
And served us in a thousand names and faces
Mopping our sickroom floors and catching traces
Of that virus which was death to him:
Good Friday happened in a thousand places
Where Jesus held the helpless, died with them
That they might share his Easter in their need,
Now they are risen with him, risen indeed.

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Free Wheelchair Mission's Founder
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Free Wheelchair Mission October Challenge "Lift With Us"
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Christ The Ray Of Hope partnered with Santisima Trinidad Lutheran Church in Zaragoza, Mexico for their Vacation Bible Sc...
sFrom Orphan Grain TrainDear Friends,Thank you for your prayers for the children at Mga and Pavlovsk Orphanages and for ...
This is the joy that comes from being able to partner with Pastor Pepe Hernandez in Juarez, Mexico.  The blankets were m...
In the United States it's hard to fill all the seats at a special event.  Not in developing countries!  Each one of thes...
Each year Pastor Pepe Hernandez from Santisima Trinidad Lutheran Church in Zaragoza, Mexico selects six students from hi...
Christ The Ray Of Hope and Free Wheelchair Mission
Christ The Ray Of Hope is accepting donations for Free Wheelchair Mission.  Donations will be matched with Christ The Ra...

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7001 San Antonio Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
87109
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