La Estrella envisions a world where all cultures are understood and valued equally,
a world where all children know the love of God,
and a world where all families have equal opportunities to thrive.
Our mission is to equip our Hispanic brothers and sisters in Christ, especially through helping children and their families grow into their God-given potential and live abundantly. Through weekly Bible lessons, worship, meals, tutoring, and enrichment activities we seek to foster growth in mind, body, and spirit.
We value relationships with God and with one another.
We value family and community.
We value justice, mercy, and empowerment.
La Estrella Resplandeciente (“The Shining Star”)
Saturdays from 10:00 am-1: 00 pm,
in our church building in Stanhope, NC.
La Estrella Resplandeciente
4118 W Hwy 97
Stanhope, NC 27882
We provide transportation to and from the church.
Director: Rev. Rafael Martinez
We kick things off in the morning with a time of fellowship, prayer, praise and worship songs, and an interactive time of learning about people, stories, and lessons from the Bible.
After this, we break into groups that usually divide their time among activities such as soccer, kickball, computer and board games, and art projects. Our volunteers also provide other services like assistance with homework and ESL tutoring.
In the early afternoon, we serve the children lunch, typically pizza and fruit drinks or another meal sponsored generously by a local church.
Throughout the year, and especially during the summer, we sponsor field trips for the children. In the past, we have attended local baseball games, visited museums and planetariums, and participated in local community social events.
We hope that you or your child will consider joining us soon!
If you are interested in participating in La Estrella, volunteering, or sponsoring a meal,
please contact Pastor Rafa using the contact email above!
*Fluency in Spanish is not necessary to volunteer!
The program is run almost entirely in English and so you don’t need to speak Spanish!
“Let no one despise you for your youth,
but set the believers an example
in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity”
– 1 Tim 4.12