In the World
Touch a Life | Ghana, West Africa
Sponsor a Child
First Coppell is teaming up to increase our commitment to stand in the gap and help empower children who are at risk in Ghana, West Africa. Touch A Life is the only long term rehabilitative care center in Ghana, providing school, housing, uniforms and more for over youth. For $125 a month ($1,500 a year) you are able to sponsor a child and ensure they will have a bright future. Learn more about the Touch a Life Foundation.
La Fortuna | Costa Rica
Building Friendships & Foundations
For over 20 years, First Coppell has been sending supplies, building churches, repairing schools, and leading VBS for children in Costa Rica. Every year, we send a team to work on various projects with our friends there. All are welcome to support this mission through financial gifts or going on the annual Costa Rica mission trip!
Lydia Patterson Institute | El Paso, Texas
Sponsor a Student’s Education
The Lydia Patterson Institute (LPI) in El Paso, Texas provides access to quality education for underserved members of the community. More than 400 students attend LPI; the majority call Juarez home and make the daily commute across the border to attend school. More than 95% of LPI students graduate and 98% of graduates attend colleges across the United States.
First Coppell serves LPI through a number of initiatives. Each year, the church provides a $4,500 scholarship, which covers a school uniform, textbooks, and meals for one student. The church also provides gift cards for every Lydia Patterson teacher during the Christmas season to provide their families with a holiday meal. When available, First Coppell also hosts a summer LPI intern who lives with a host family in Coppell, and the student is trained in church and ministry operations.
To get involved, contact:
Raquel’s Dream | Juarez, Mexico
Help Build Homes
Raquel Moreno, who served as First Coppell’s 2016 summer intern from the Lydia Patterson Institute, has big dreams for her hometown of Juárez, Mexico. While working with U.M. ARMY (the United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission By Youth) in Rockwall, Moreno began envisioning a project that would bring houses to families in Juárez. In an effort to change the lives of those in her community — many who are factory workers earning just $40-$50 a week — Raquel’s Dream is to build five houses in Juárez. There is much work to do. First Coppell is planning to send a mission group to continue the building process.
Interested in contributing to this mission? Let us know!
Pastor Beth Kellner