Unleashing Compassion

“And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,” ~ Exodus 34:6


Canyon’s mission is to lead people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ: loving God, connecting people, and unleashing compassion. Following the example given to us by God, and out of thankfulness for what He has done for us, we desire to share with others the same compassion and love we’ve received.

Canyon’s benevolence efforts express themselves in many ways, both big and small. We’ve taken dinners to a grieving family, provided backpacks for inner city children, served at a banquet for the homeless, and blessed an Along Side prison ministry participant with a reliable car – just to name a few of our various and recent efforts.

Unleashing Compassion – Wheelchair Accessible Van for Latinas & More! on Crowdrise



We currently have a new opportunity to unleash compassion. David and Aracely Latina (pictured to the right) first visited Canyon last spring and attended regularly until David’s sudden injury. In September 2016, in a fluke accident, David fell at home and broke his neck causing almost total paralysis. In the time since, he has made dramatic improvements (Praise God!), but is still wheelchair-bound and needs continual care. His wife, Aracely, is the sole provider of that care. Their marriage is a beautiful testament to the vow of loving “in sickness and in health” and if you spend just a few minutes with them, you will find them encouraging you. David and Aracely love Canyon and are always asking how they can pray for us!  We invite you to meet David and Aracely and learn more about their story by watching this video interview.


The Latinas just recently acquired a van so they can transport David, however, the van needs to be retrofitted to accommodate his wheelchair. Our elders have put forth a challenge – let’s raise the $10,000 needed to accomplish this goal and open up David’s world beyond the walls of his home – including being able to join us for worship! Any funds raised above that goal will go towards their medical expenses and further benevolence needs in our community.


If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards this effort, here are three options:

  1. Donate through the CrowdRise fundraising site. (click here or use the donation box at the top of this page)
  2. Donate through our PayPal button (click here). Be sure to type “Benevolence” in the box that says “Add Special Instructions”
  3. Make a check out to “Canyon Church of Christ,” (separate from your regular giving check), write “Benevolence” in the memo line, and mail it in, drop it off, or join us for worship Sunday morning and place it in the offering plate during service. Please click here  for worship times, driving directions, and mailing address.
Our Mission is to lead people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ...
Loving God • Connecting People • Unleashing Compassion
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