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Run for Impact and Taste of 10 - September 10th

Gather some friends, get some exercise, and make an impact in the lives of people in the East Colfax neighborhood!   

We will meet for this year's 5K Run/ Walk at Montview Park at 9am, just down the street from ROP.  All ages welcome and encouraged to attend. We are dog friendly to all well mannered, controlled and leashed dogs.    

After you finish, stay for a neighborhood party called "The Taste of 10" at the park and try some international foods from East Colfax area food vendors (in the 80010 neighborhood)!  This also provides a unique opportunity to mingle with families that participate in ROP's programs, and to support local businesses.    

We are in the process of confirming event sponsors, so please contact Mary Tellis if you are interested in sponsoring at one of the levels offered ($500, $1k, $2.5K and $5K).  We are also offering booth space for $200 to businesses and organizations who want to advertise at the event or sell goods.    You can contact Mary at: 720-859-2513 or [email protected]

We can't wait for this  super fun, family-oriented, event and party! Please join us and invite your friends. 
Register here and join or create a team!            


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                                                      Two weeks of impact for East Colfax kids..                                  

ROP had the incredible privilege of ringing in the summer with two weeks of Selah summer camp! Teams from Littleton Bible Chapel and Foothills Bible Church served around 70 littles and teenagers, and shared the Gospel through lessons, games, crafts, and their presence!

We taught lessons on "Big Bible Words" like faith, justification, and adoption; each day we were amazed at the campers' desire to learn and participate in telling the Bible stories. By the end of week two, many kiddos had raised their hands wanting to welcome Jesus into their hearts for the very first time! We rejoice in the Lord's provision and movement over these two weeks.

From an abundance of snacks and lunches for each camper to take home, to the volunteers who were able to minister with their presence, the fire and police departments' ability to give their time, and the countless conversations where littles asked big questions about Jesus, the Lord's hand was unmistakably involved in it all!

Please join us in praying that the seeds planted through summer camp will continue to grow, and the Lord will provide even more opportunities to share His love with our youth! 

 

                                           Tchotcho's Story-  From Receiving to Giving...

Tchotcho recently shared  her story at our annual fundraiser, Impact 22, and it was so encouraging and inspiring.  For those of you who weren't able to attend, we wanted you to "hear" from one of our participants how God has impacted her life through the work of ROP:

My name is Tchotcho and I am from Togo in West Africa. I used to be an agricultural deputy engineer in my country and I traveled to other places to help farmers learn how to: have better crops, write a development project, and find a grant or a loan.

I came to Colorado in 2019 as a refugee seeking political asylum. I came here as a single woman and I live with my sister who came here almost 20 years ago. When I first came, I had a hard time understanding people because my English was very limited. I learned about ROP from one of my friends and I started taking Level 1 English classes and now I am in Level 3! I have studied very hard and I try to practice English all the time.

After waiting almost 2 years, I finally received my work permit and I am so happy, because I just got a job as a Front-End Cashier at King Soopers / City Market. I love working because I like to share my experience with other people and try to contribute to the community development. It also helps me practice my English.

I was impacted through ROP by: Improving my English so I can read and write and speak to other people. I also enjoyed field trips with my English class so I got to know the Denver area. I also felt like I gained a community of friends at ROP that felt like family. The people at ROP made me feel very welcome, safe, and if I needed something, I could ask for help for any problem. It feels like my family.

I received so much at ROP so I wanted to serve other people in need and I started volunteering in the food bank in July 2021, about one year ago. I enjoy serving there because I feel compassion for the homeless people who come in. I like to be friendly and smile at people who come. (Whenever one guy comes in, he always says "Hey my sister! God bless you!" If I didn't come, I would miss that).

My goal for the future is to work with farmers again or in some kind of work in the Department of agriculture. God has transformed my life since I came to ROP in these ways: 1) He has shown me He is always with me. Every time I go to church, I pray and ask God to give me an idea how to solve the different problems I have faced. 2) I have learned how to build relationships here in America, and 3) I have learned if I trust in God, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Thank you for supporting ROP so people like me can learn English, receive help with things we need, and see God's love through the staff and volunteers.

Meeting needs, building relationships and restoring lives through Christ in our East Colfax community.