Valley Gospel Chapel honors local Cahuilla elder

VGC votes in two new Board Members, Greg Shultz and Mo Chacon as membership grows. VGC also named Nella Heredia an honorary VGC Board Member for Life due to her service to the church, her tribe and the community. Pictured from left are, Robert Stawbecker, Greg Shultz, Pastors Blake and Stephanie Booth, Mo Chacon, Kyle Booth and sitting is Nella Heredia. Jodi Thomas photo
VGC votes in two new Board Members, Greg Shultz and Mo Chacon as membership grows. VGC also named Nella Heredia an honorary VGC Board Member for Life due to her service to the church, her tribe and the community. Pictured from left are, Robert Stawbecker, Greg Shultz, Pastors Blake and Stephanie Booth, Mo Chacon, Kyle Booth and sitting is Nella Heredia. Jodi Thomas photo

This fall, at Valley Gospel Chapel’s VGC business meeting, Nella Heredia was made an official honorary elder of the church. She is a VGC member and Cahuilla Tribal Elder. She founded the Cahuilla Chapter of the Native Lighthouse Ministry in Anza and has been instrumental in the successes of VGC over the years. It is said of her that she is a great example of Christ, advisor, mentor and a prayer warrior. She has been instrumental in many affairs of the heart and spirit in the service of others throughout the community over the many decades.

“She is a very special lady; someone we can go to for spiritual advice and counsel,” said Kyle Booth VGC Board Member.

“I thank the creator, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day, I constantly remember you in my prayers.” 2 Timothy 1:3.

This is the Cahuilla Native Lighthouse Ministry scripture which reflecting Nella’s heart.

Join Nella Heredia and her family at the Cahuilla Native Lighthouse Ministry monthly gathering where all are welcome It is a time to share good food and fellowship and held on the first Saturday of the month. Meetings will resume in the new year; go to the AVO’s Upcoming Event Section for all the details.

For Valley Gospel Chapel’s info see their ad in the Anza Valley Outlook and for other weekly meetings and the Eagle Food Ministry go to the Anza Valley Outlook’s Upcoming Event Section.

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