Reaching people for the Kingdom of God by supplying their physical needs, in love, with prayer and compassion. Always serving, as unto Christ, with unity and continual joy.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His Holy habitation. God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. Ps. 68:5-6 Channel of Blessings shows honor to our widows, single mothers, fatherless, poor and aliens.
Channel of Blessings was established in 2000 to assist needy people with food and other basic necessities of life. Formerly Zion Food, much smaller ministry, had been in service for nearly two decades. With the help of wonderful organizations such as Feed the Children ( feedthechildren.org), and Children’s Hunger Fund (childrenshungerfund.org), along with Trader Joe’s, COB is able to accomplish this mandate within our sphere of influence in southern California.
From a relatively small storehouse at Jubilee Church, COB moves hundreds of pallets of food each year, equaling well over 1,450,000 pounds. In any given month, from 20-25churches, covering an area from Santa Barbara to Tijuana, Mexico, come to pick up food to distribute in their own area of ministry. In addition, many people from the local area come in to receive bags of groceries each week to feed their families, or needy neighbors.
Each week, on Wednesday afternoon, COB volunteers conduct Bible Studies in English and Spanish.
- English Bible Study (Wednesdays) 12:30pm to 1pm
- Spanish Bible Study (Wednesdays) 12:30pm to 1pm
Channel of Blessings benefits from the service of nearly twenty volunteers. These selfless helpers pick up food pallets, sort and bag food, assist in loading cars and trucks for those receiving large amounts of food, teach Bible studies, and clean and organize the storeroom. Without their sacrificial help, this ministry could not function.
Individual/family pickup schedule:
- Sundays 12:30pm to 1:30 pm
- Wednesday 1:30pm to 2:30pm
At A Glance
Ministry Name: Channel of Blessing
Ministry Leaders: Guillermo & Graciela Romero
Individual/family pickup times:
Sundays 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Wednesday 1:30pm to 2:30pm pm
Guillermo & Graciela Romero
(805) 482-5424 ext. 15