Centro de Avivamiento Valle de Sitim Iglesia Cristiana del Nazareno
We are a Christian and Trinity Community. Our teachings are based on the word of God, the bible and the life of Jesus, whose mission was to reconcile us with God.
We are looking to impact our community by telling all who will listen that salvation has come to their doorstep and is attainable not by deeds, but by believing in Jesus Christ, who was sent by God the father to redeem us and not to condemn us this reconciliation is possible through his son Jesus . We plan to do this by following the most important commandments taught by Jesus: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself, "Matthew 22, 37-39.
As a part of the community, we are committed to helping those with basic needs as well as those with spiritual needs. We are here to lend you a hand in your time of need and/or celebrate with you in a time of joy. Jesus give us a promise “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest Matthew 11, 28
We have been planted in White Plains to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God. We invite you to join us and grow and expand your frontier come celebrate that salvation has come near in the book of John 6,44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. Be part of this blessing come an join us
•Every Sunday at 11 AM for our Sunday Service
•Saturdays at 6:30 PM for our bible discussions.
•We are located in the center of White Plains at 277 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601.
•Tel. Pastor Juan Ruiz 787-564-1847
•You Tube Valley of Shittim
Arise: A Challenge Awaits
If you are like most people, then you like to keep things constant. Change is probably another word youdo notwant to hear and youwill try toavoid anything that resembles either change orchallenge. What would you think if I tellyou that challenges and trials are God’s way of helping you move forward, His way of helping you reach the character of Christ?
“Be glad about this, even though it may now be necessary for you to be sad for a while because of the many kinds of trials you suffer.7 their purpose is to prove that your faith is genuine. Even gold, which can be destroyed, is tested by fire; and so your faith, which is much more precious than gold, must also be tested, so that it may endure.‘Then you will receive praise and glory and honor on the Day when Jesus Christ is revealed”(1 Peter 1; 6-9,Good News Translation).
Even before then, trials help mold and shapeyour character so that one day it resembles that of Jesus Christ.
I amsure that when you were in school, a professor would teach you a lesson and promptly testyou onthe material givenin order to determineifwhether or notyou had mastered it.In that same way when we go to church, God, through ourpastors and leaders, teaches usto eventually search andtestthe condition of our heart and soul. Trials and challengesare life situationwhere we apply whathavebeenlearned and put it into action.Throughout our walk with God, we will face many challenges. Someof themwill try to lead us astray, whileothers will test our patience; however, they should not dismay us.
“3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners” (Romans 5:3-6,New Living Translation).
Whenwe arechallenged,wemust not lose hopeorfaith. We must stand firm in ourbeliefsand on thefactthat while we aretempted, challenged,and tested, we will never be alone. It does not matter how hopeless and desperatethe circumstancesmightseem, those who live and walk with Christ will never be alone.
“9 Because you have made the Lord,who ismy refuge, Eventhe Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling”
(Psalm 91:9-10, New King James Version).
As Christians, we must rejoice when a challenge knocks on our door, because through it we drawcloser to God.