Luis & Mirella Benitez will be welcomed this Sunday as the new leadership team for Santa Cruz. We are thrilled to have them joining the Holy Cross/Santa Cruz ministry team! In this week’s blog they introduce themselves and explain how they became a part of what God is doing in and through Santa Cruz…

Hello. We want to start by introducing ourselves. Our names are Luis and Mirella and we have been part of Santa Cruz since April of 2013. We first came here through an invitation we received from the school for festivities that were going to be held at Santa Cruz for “El Dia del Nino”.  We came and saw that service was held at 6:00 PM on Sundays and started to attend. We had been looking for a place of worship and we were already reading the word of God at home and within a few months Santa Cruz became our place of worship. Our experience here has been as heaven sent. We were looking for a place of worship and we found more than that. God would soon showed us that this was not just a place of worship but also a part of his plan for us.  We became part of a family with Pastor Juan and Alma along the members of the congregation who welcomed us into their hearts. We began to grow together soon enough being part of the ministry and being involve with the community. God keeps on shaping our path. He opened the door and pointed us in a direction that we didn’t plan for yet. It is God’s plan and we are happy to be part of it. Being part of leadership in a growing ministry where we can reach others is a blessing for us, as we continue to reach out to others not only with the word of God through bible study but also with community outreach programs like Soccer or helping the less fortunate which also help us grow and mature in a closer relationship with God. We hope that in the coming years we can be of service to others and make the difference as the difference was made in our lives with the hand of God and the continuing support of our senior Pastors and members of Holy cross.

Luis & Mirella Benitez
Santa Cruz Leaders