What We Do
Cactus Nazarene Ministry Center (CNMC) began in 2013. This Compassion ministry located in the diverse Texas panhandle town of Cactus, TX. CNMC ministers to the 20+ cultures that live in Cactus and surrounding areas, primarily immigrants and refugees from Central America, Myanmar, and Africa, through:
BLAST is our wonderful after school program that partners with Cactus Elementary. We are able to offer academic assistance, have a time of reading, crafts, story time and snack.
In addition to the school year, we get to extend our program and turn BLAST into a summer program.English is not the first language for most of the kids in our community, so BLAST gives us the opportunity to keep the kids familiar with the language so they are on track when they come back to school.
We are so blessed to be partners with The Well Health Center. They are serving the community of Cactus not only caring for their physical needs, but caring for them holistically: body, mind and spirit.
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Since there are so many cultures and languages represented in Cactus, we found that ESL classes were a necessity. Many people need to be able to speak and understand the language to be able to work, go to school or even become citizens. That is why we offer two types of classes -one for those who want to learn language and be able to speak it, and a civics class in English, for those pursuing citizenship.
Cactus African Church of the Nazarene
We have the wonderful opportunity to have an African congregation meet in our building every Sunday evening. Originally the services were led completely in Dinka, but now, as many different dialects are represented in the church, Pastor Kor Chakud brings the word in English. It is a blessing to have them be part of who we are.
Community engagement is a big priority at CNMC. We partner with JBS and Snack Pack 4 Kids to give away meat and produce and we partner with local churches to do "Bundle Up Cactus". We are always looking for opportunities to engage with our community and serve in the best way we can.
We have been blessed to have Dr. Arlita Harris partner with us and help us serve the community. She is accredited by the Department of Justice and with her help we have able to offer immigration consultations, assistance and legal representation.