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This is my story and I need somebody to hear it

The following post was written by Jaime Olivarez. It is a firsthand account of a conversation that happened here in Five Points. Sadly, these accounts happen with too much regularity. This story is told to help you pray with focus and compassion. Thank you. We were walking to our favorite local coffee shop in Five Points called Coffee at the Point. A woman approached us and asked for money — $2.50. We rarely carry cash and we knew this request was for drug money. Even though we said no, she continued to walk with us. The next half hour was…

Prayer Is How The Battle Is Won

No amount of thinking, planning and preparing can replace time spent in prayer. And the cool thing about prayer is that the Holy Spirit guides people to pray with and for you, both in times of rejoicing and requesting. During this UO Denver project the last two years, and now during the pre-launch phase of the City Life Church project, we have depended upon the fervent prayers of the many we have met in churches across the USA. One person in particular has felt God’s leading to daily prayer covering our family, ministry and team. We were so encouraged by a recent e-mail…

Rejoice With Us

UO Denver friends, God is truly at work in Denver. This video gives you some quick highlights of 2012 and takes you with us to where we see God leading us for 2013. But let me give you and example of just what God is doing here. Last June, Jaime and I met a woman named *Gerilynn (name has been changed to protect identity) on the streets of Five Points. In the span of about 45 minutes, she began telling us the story of her life of addiction, hardship and depression. I remember her telling us, “I don’t know why, but…

Summer 2013 Teams

We have already been receiving many inquiries from churches and youth groups about bringing teams to Denver next summer for short-term missions opportunities. If you have any interest in bringing a team for one day or one week, please contact us as soon as possible because spots are filling up quickly!

Renovation Complete!

After five months of renovations, we are excited to announce that we have completed the renovation process at the UO Denver building. And in keeping with our ministry model, we did it completely debt free! Now that this project is finished, we can focus on continuing to establish a ministry presence in the historic Five Points community of inner city Denver. We recently held our second annual Coat Outreach in Curtis Park, where we distributed more than 500 winter jackets, along with food and clothes just in time for the cold winter months ahead. Since June, we’ve hosted more than 10…