Pastor Abel Razo and his wife, Heidi with Curbside van.

When the Curbside Community Center van rolls into town, communities across the High Desert are served.

Whether food, water, shoes, or clothing—Pastor Abel Razo, his wife of 42 years, Heidi, and the more than 60 Curbside volunteers have been fulfilling basic as well as spiritual needs since 2012.

“When you give to the poor, it’s like lending to the Lord,” said Razo. “We are a church without walls. A church on wheels. We have the ability to ‘roll-up’ to the highways, by-ways, alleys, and parks in neighborhoods to feed the children and share the good news of Jesus Christ.”

This Saturday Curbside is pleased to roll-up to the North Point Apartments in Adelanto bringing  the seventh annual Christmas season “Operation Stitches.” The holiday event will feature live music, a play depicting the real meaning of Christmas, face painting, hair cuts and a visit from Santa while meals are served. Also provided will be duffle bags filled with blankets and toys, stockings with candy, and groceries for those in need.

Pastor Abel Razo.

Operation Stitches will be held at 18335 Montezuma St. in Adelanto from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

“Seeing the smiles on the children’s faces makes it all worth it. We give our best to see those smiles,” said Razo.

A year ago, Curbside’s ‘church on wheels’ ministry added a church ‘with walls’ at 11619 Rancho Rd.

in Adelanto. Services are held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. and youth night for ages 12-17 on Fridays at 7 p.m.

The mobile Curbside ministry continues and will be serving five apartment complexes on the east side of Adelanto, helping families in need. The vans are also used to pick up donations.

Community and volunteer prayer circle.

“Our greatest need is volunteers. We want to serve our community and the more volunteers, the better we can do that. As Mother Teresa said, ‘Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.’ We also take donations to help provide for the needs of children and families across the High Desert.”

Curbside Community Center is a non-profit organization and often collaborates with other ministries, businesses, non-profits and community services organizations such as HALO (His Arms Loving Others), God’s Hand Extended, the women’s Thursday morning Bible study of High Desert Church, and Victorville Motors.

“Our mission and purpose are to fulfill the calling of the Great Commission by being the hands and feet of Jesus and feeding the people in order to see God glorified. Our main purpose is to feed the children and share the Good News of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We want everyone to know they are not forgotten. They matter.”

For more information about Curbside Community Center or to donate call 760-981-5062
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit http://www.curbsidecc.org/

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