Back to School

Remember the smell of new crayons? How about the excitement of sharpening your pencils and filling your notebook with fresh white paper? Better yet, the bounce that a new pair of tennis shoes adds to your step…
Each year, 450 children whose families ride ALFC buses to church, experience that same joy during the back-to-school season when our church members donate money to purchase new backpacks, school supplies, and tennis shoes in just the right size.

To date, we’ve given away 5,325 pairs of tennis shoes, 5,325 crayon boxes and 5,325 bottles of glue.

Christmas is For Kids

One of the highlights of our year! Beginning in November, church members donate resources and toys for our church to provide thousands of children in need with toys at Christmas. Thousands of children every Christmas arrive with great anticipation to receive these brand new toys. Along with sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone, we give them the toys – for many it’s the only toys they’ll receive this Christmas. Last year, we gave away 20,000 brand new toys; and this year we will do even more.

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Clothing Giveaways

Approximately six giveaways are hosted each year in our school, Faith Christian Academy, where new and gently used clothing is made available to all who attend church that day.  In addition to clothing, hundreds of new and used winter coats are provided each year.  Blankets, toys, household and baby items are also made available through the generous donations of our church family. Every year we reach over 1,600 families with much needed apparel for every age and size. Whether you need school clothes or work appropriate clothes, coats, or summer wear, come see what we’ve got for you and your family!

“I will bless you… And you shall be a blessing.” – Genesis 12:2

If you need clothing: Clothing Coupons are distributed during the services on giveaway days.

To donate: Donations are received before and after each service outside, behind the Kid’s Theatre, next to the Food Pantry.

Christmas Store

Beginning in October, ALFC bus riders earn Christmas coupons for church attendance, scripture memorization and bringing visitors to church. Hundreds of donated gift items are set up in our Christmas Store. This gives parents and children the opportunity to go Christmas shopping for gifts they might not otherwise be able to enjoy. Our church is able to bless 500 families every year through this ministry!

Faith Christian Academy

Established in 1981, Faith Christian Academy is fully accredited through the International Christian Accrediting Association. FCA works to prepare young people to be leaders in every aspect of life – spiritually and academically. FCA provides classes for pre-kinder, ages 3 years old through 12th grade. Our students compete to receive top honors in local, district, and state competitions in academics, fine arts, and athletics. Our graduates have gained admission, and many have received scholarships, to universities such as Baylor, Biola, Notre Dame, Pepperdine, Oral Roberts University, SMU, Stanford, St. Edwards, St. Mary’s, Texas at Austin, Texas A & M, Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S. Naval Academy, UTEP, and more. FCA strives to do everything with a spirit of excellence in a manner that brings glory to God.

For more information about Faith Christian Academy, please call (915) 594-3305 or visit fcaelpaso.com.

Food Pantry Food Giveaways

As a result of the generous giving of the ALFC church family and donations from other organizations and businesses, approximately 500 bags of food per week are given to families in need after each of our regular services on campus at ALFC. We are able to help more people with specific items because of our monthly Food Pantry Drive at the church. Recipients must attend service to obtain a food coupon that is redeemable at the Food Pantry.
We also give food to different churches and ministries throughout the El Paso region.

Jail and Prison Ministry

Volunteer teams minister the Word of God in group-settings at various detention facilities throughout the El Paso area on a weekly basis. One-on-one visits are also available upon request. As a church we provide several resources to prisoners, such as personal hygiene packages and Christian books for their spiritual growth. Families of prisoners have also received clothing, furniture, Christmas gifts, and food. Contact the Jail & Prison Ministry Department at (915) 532-8543 if we can serve you or your family in this area.

Law Enforcement Appreciation

We thank all our law enforcement for their courage and strength. To demonstrate our appreciation and respect, we deliver hot meals on holidays such as Easter, July 4th, and Thanksgiving to on-duty policemen, firemen, airport security, and sheriff’s personnel. We offer special prayer for all law enforcement in every service.

Missions Team

Twice a year, church members are able to travel to the Dominican Republic as part of our Missions Team. Through this 10 day trip, individuals are given the opportunity to bless people hands on. The trip is special each year as the activities are created based on the volunteers’ talents and gifts.

One thing is for sure… we overwhelm our partner churches and communities with the love of God by our benevolent acts. We bring the gospel, food, toys and backpacks. We have donated over 300 baseball gloves and 150 basketballs to the children in the community!

As our team teaches the Word they encounter an incredible emotional and spiritual adventure. We encourage all who desire to introduce others to Jesus to join the Missions Team on this life changing experience.