As we approach Christmas, our sense of God with us is heightened. We reflect on how God comes close and brings what is separated, broken, and wandering home. He brings peace and wholeness to us, and chooses to bring this cosmic salvation through relationships with us, among us, and one to another. Your friendship with us over this past year is evidence of His presence in our lives and ministry.
Along the Way in 2015, many of you supported Del Camino Connection in our mission to cultivate healthy partnerships within the global Church, strengthening, and releasing the gifts of the Body of Christ in order to serve the common good.Through God's provision and our working together with indigenous leaders, local churches & networks to impact change and bring hope to individuals, families and communities, your prayers, generosity, and direct participation have empowered Del Camino Connection to:
Support 6 active Red del Camino networks throughout Latin America to gather, inspire, equip and strategically connect Kingdom Oriented, wholistic local church leaders and pastors, through over 20 gatherings impacting roughly 1,500 leaders & pastors
Catalyze 4 emerging national RdC networks by connecting veteran RdC leaders to their efforts and supporting their initial gatherings to inform, inspire and connect like minded leaders of churches that practice integral mission in their communities
Support, train, consult, coach and facilitate connections for 8 church partners in their local and global ministry partnerships and missions efforts.
Channel over $125,000 in designated giving that supported church based grassroots community transformation initiatives that is impacting the lives of those who are marginalized and suffering
Facilitate over 25 Kingdom connections between individuals, small groups, churches, university students, medical teams & the dynamic wholistic Red del Camino churches in Latin America to serve, learn and support their on going community transformation initiatives (mobilized over 250 volunteers)
Envision, Train and Equip pastors and church leaders on the “Just Relationships” model for partnership and mission at 3 national conferences;
Continue academic research on the impact of “Just Relationships” through a study on social capital theory and church partnerships
Mentor, coach, equip and strategically connect 20 Inspired Individuals throughout Latin America that are positively disrupting corrupt systems in order to bring about justice and sustainable change among the marginalized and suffering.
Create space for and facilitate global leadership learning encounters among inspired individuals who are working on critical issues of Human Trafficking, Restorative Justice, Indigenous People groups.
Del Camino Connection is dreaming big and planning with our partners for even more strategic Kingdom connections for positive change in the world in 2016! In order for us to rise up to meet this challenge we need your continued support. This Christmas would you designate a year-end financial gift to Del Camino Connection?
Or send a check payable to “Del Camino Connection” to our address -
PO Box 450, Wheaton, IL 60187
Thank you for partnering with us by investing in the work of Del Camino Connection. When you gather passionate kingdom citizens together around the table to imagine new ways of living, relating, and participating in God’s mission of restoration, positive change occurs.
Blessings this Christmas Season,
Tom and Dee Yaccino
Del Camino Connection
Co-Founders & Connectors