Amigos Center

Marisol, Case Worker in Bonita, shared how one day, three of the many clients stood out in her mind.

One man came in shaking, desperate and scared as he was given child enforcement letters. He thought he was going to be arrested and sent to jail. He had been paying child support and didn’t understand the benefit of going through the legal system.

Another man came in who was scared and desperate, thinking he would never see his three kids again. He was being falsely accused for domestic violence and he needed a lawyer he couldn’t afford.

An American woman also came in scared, lost, and hopeless as she lost her job and was being evicted. She felt as if there was no hope and didn’t know what steps to take.

All of these cases, though different, shared a common thred of fear, desperation, and hopelessness. Besides all the practical help Marisol gave to help get these individuals, she also prayed with them, shared with them hope from God’s Word, and encouraged them to get involved in a local church.

At the end of the day, Marisol thought about how the hope we have in Jesus is the most important thing to help any of us through every day life. This is the hope we give to the individuals and families we serve every day at Amigos en Cristo.

Amigos Center

Ayudando a los inmigrantes a lograr una vida abundante en el suroeste de Florida

Fundado en 1997, el Amigos Center ayuda a miles de familias anualmente que vienen al suroeste de Florida buscando refugio de la persecución y la falta de oportunidades. Los ayudamos a lograr el sueño de una vida mejor y a cumplir su deseo de convertirse en ciudadanos productivos de nuestro gran país. Nuestro objetivo es ayudarlos a alcanzar la educación, habilidades y recursos necesarios para que ellos puedan tener éxito.

Logramos esto a través de nuestros programas:

  1. Fe (Servicios de adoración cristiana). Nuestras Iglesias Luteranas en español y creole permiten a las personas adorar y convivir en su lengua materna, crecer en su relación con Jesucristo, y ser parte de una familia sana amorosa basada en la comunidad.
  2. Familia (Inmigración). Nuestros especialistas en inmigración ofrecen servicios de inmigración basados en las familias de bajo costo. Ayudamos a las familias a unirse y permanecer unidas, llevándolas por el camino hacia la residencia permanente y la ciudadanía.
  3. Amigos (Servicios sociales). Proporcionando educación a través de clases de inglés y alfabetización junto con ayuda de comida y ropa en Immokalee.

Mantente informado. Aprende cómo dar. Se Voluntario. Llama al (239) 4376727

Amigos en Cristo es una organización exenta de impuestos 501 (c) 3

           

 

La Iglesia Luterana Amigos en Cristo
25999 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
239-437-6727

Culto: Domingo 1:00pm                                                

 

La Iglesia Luterana de Immokalee

106 South 2nd Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
239-657-3822

Culto: Domingo   9:00 am


 

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Ways to Give

All donations are tax deductible.

Online

You can donate online using a credit or debit card by clicking on the Donate Now button

 

Phone

To make a donation over the phone, you can call us at 239-437-6727

Call 1-800-847-4836 or go online to www.thrivent.com to direct your Choice Dollars to Amigos Center.

Mail

If you would like to send in a check, please make the check out to Amigos en Cristo, Inc, and send it to the address below

Amigos en Cristo, In
25999 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Gifts in Kind

If you would like to donate a gift other than cash, please contact our office at 239-437-6727

 

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Clients Statistics (Unduplicated)

January through December

2016

2015

2014

Immigration unduplicated

1,392

1,432

1,729

Total unduplicted Immokalaee

1,767

2,411

1,716

Total duplicated Immokalee

5,357

7,273

5,919

Food

2,334

Clothing

250

225

ESOL students

110

163

Computer Lab

20

10

Attendance

Offering

Sunday School

Immokalee Hispanic 2016

20

$104

10

Immokalee Hispanic 2015

19

$79

9

Immokalee Hispanic 2014

18

$105

8

Bonita Springs Hispanic 2016

17

$116

2

Bonita Springs Hispanic 2015

25

$187

Bonita Springs Hispanic 2014

29

$240

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                   VOLUNTEER REPORT

Immokalee Volunteers

Hours Contributed

Anastasia

750

Sylvester

1082

Ignacia

1000

Josefina

989

Cleo

864

Camelia

720

Tulisha

900

Rosanne

705

Margarita

340

Griselda

410

Rosa

506

Karl

315

Our Savior Lutheran

576

Total

9157

Bonita Springs Volunteers
Lynn Mark

283

Ellen Hoover

16

299

Fundraising

60

Agency total 2016

9516

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Here are our yearly ministry videos as well as videos from tv interviews and friends of the ministry. Enjoy and please share!


Yearly Videos

20th Anniversary

What if…?

Amigos Center Mariachi

Children Of Amigos

I’m an Amigo

United Way Happy Video

Harvest Of Hope


Mission moment video

In conjunction with our annual fundraising luncheon, each year we publish a new video to show what we do and who we serve.

I Am An Amigo – 2012

Seeds of Hope 2011 from Joseph O’Neal on Vimeo.

Maria Herrera Immigration Specialist


Be a friend

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” – 2010 from Joseph O’Neal on Vimeo.



Amigos en Cristo Overview – 2009



Video Interviews

Pastor Selle speaks about the Ministry after having received the FACE Awards – 2012.



Videos from Friends

In conjunction with our annual fundraising luncheon, each year we publish a new video to show what we do and who we serve.

Our Savior Lutheran Church Mission Trip to Immokalee



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Our Churches

Bonita Springs Amigos en Cristo Church

25999 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
phone: (239) 437-6727

Worship Service:  Sundays   1:00 pm

Iglesia Luterana de Immokalee (Immokalee Lutheran Services in Spanish)

Pastor Roberto Selle: (239) 281-1664
Misa en español: domingo, 9:00 AM
Escuela dominical para niños: 9:00 AM
Estudio Bíblico para adultos: domingo, 10:30 AM
Llamar al Pastor Roberto para el transporte (239) 281-1664

Eglise Lutherienne Immokalee (Immokalee Lutheran Service in Haitian-Creole)

Pastor Andre Mezilus: (239) 537-5725
Mardi Etude Biblique 7 h a 9,30 pm
Mercredi Evengelization adomicil 6/8 pm
Vendredi Jeuve de priere 7/10 pm
Dimanch 9/10h30 Ecole du dimanch
Dimanch 10h30 a 12 Adoration
Rele pastor Andre pou transportation (239) 537-5725
Oubien F. Liverner Jean (239) 324-3453

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Our History

Amigos en Cristo

In 1997, the Southwest Florida Circuit of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod called Rev. Robert V. Selle  to do outreach to the growing Spanish speaking community. Their  goal was to plant new Spanish speaking  churches and help their churches do effective outreach to the nations coming to us. The Bible teaches to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19). The churches recognized that the nations were coming to us, and to go to them was to simply reach out to the community around us.

Pastor Bob Selle of Amigos en Cristo

Amigos Center

In 1999, the Amigos Center was founded in order to be God’s hands and feet by attending to the physical, mental, and emotional needs that many immigrant families face. The first center was a store front in Bonita Springs, doing case management. Soon the outreach branched out to offer legal Immigration services. What started with three part time employees and one location has now grown to span two counties, having offices in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, and Immokalee.


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Contact Amigos en Cristo, Inc


Administration Office

7401 Winkler Road
Fort Myers, FL 33919
phone: (239) 437-6727
fax: (239) 466-7927

Social Service Center

106 S 2nd Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
phone: (239) 657-3822


Social Services
Immigration Center
  

25999 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
phone: (239) 992-4348
fax: (239) 992-7865

Immigration Center at
Lutheran Services of Florida

3634 Central Avenue
Ft Myers, FL 33901
phone: (239) 278-5400 x237

Amigos Center Immigration
Harlem Heights Community Center

15570 Hagie Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
phone:(239) 482-7706

 

Amigos Center Immigration
F.i.s.h. Of Sanibel, Inc.

1630-b Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957
phone: (239) 992-4348
fax: (239) 992-7865

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All donations are tax deductible.

Phone

To make a donation over the phone, you can call us at 239-437-6727.

Thrivent Choice

If you are a Thrivent Financial member with Choice Dollars to direct, you can help our church continue its ministry here and reach out to the greater community.

Simply direct Choice Dollars to Amigos en Cristo Lutheran Mission.  We plan to use these grant funds to provide immigrants to Southwest Florida with the tools to be successful and contributing members of our community and the Kingdom of God.

You can make your direction online at  www.thrivent.com (click on “Thrivent choice” on The “Membership and Benefits” tab) to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Amigos Center.

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Mail

If you would like to send in a check, please make the check out to Amigos en Cristo, Inc, and send it to the address below Amigos en Cristo, Inc. 25999 Old 41 Road Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Gifts in Kind

If you would like to donate a gift other than cash, please contact our office at 239-437-6727 Amigos en Cristo is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

“A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” NO MONEY IS PAID TO PROFESSIONAL SOLICITORS. ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE USED BY AMIGOS EN CRISTO, INC. (#SC-11673)


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Amigos en Cristo, connecting agencies, resources and people together. We are a 501(c)3 organization.

Serving the people of our community

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Amigos en Cristo, connecting agencies, resources and people together. We are a 501(c)3 organization.

Serving the people of our community

Copyright 2017. Amigos en Cristo, Inc | amigoscenter.org

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