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Love in Action

At COTHA we believe that MISSION and OUTREACH are the active sharing of the message of hope in Jesus Christ to a broken and dying world. This is an extremely important Gospel imperative, and it is best evidenced through our love in action, reaching out to help our neighbors, and sharing our resources with the entire community from the local Katy area to the far reaches of the world. 

Contact to learn more or visit our calendar below for upcoming trips and other serving opportunities.

Upcoming Missions

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Local Ministries and Outreach

Lord of the Streets (LOTS)

Lord of the Streets (LOTS) is an outreach organization in downtown Houston providing for the homeless. On a regular basis we travel to Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Houston to prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless. The L.O.T.S. ministry gives individuals, but also small groups, families, and friends, an opportunity to experience serving together in the local Houston area.​

More about LOTS
  • Serving Houston’s homeless and formerly homeless since 1990 at 3401 Fannin in Mid-Town.

  • Supported by 20 ‘Supporting Congregations’, Foundations and Other Groups including COTHA.

  • Providing lunches to over 400 people per workday (Sunday breakfasts will return soon).  This is up from 150 per day in March of 2020

  • Distributing over 2,000 bottles of water every week

  • Providing food, clothing, and other much-needed items to Houston’s homeless

  • Providing showers, toilets, health and hygiene care, mail service, and counseling to Houston’s homeless

  • Services include Medical, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Vision Clinics.

  • Volunteer opportunities/Financial contribution needs are available across their service spectrum. 

Katy Christian Ministries (KCM)

Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) mission is “Transforming lives through God’s grace and the generosity of the community.”

Located directly in the Katy area, they have been helping local families and individuals fight poverty, food insecurity, domestic violence and sexual assault since 1984.

Read more about their mission here.

Attack Poverty

Attack Poverty is a local organization that is committed to strengthening under-resourced communities through sprirital growth, education, revitalization, and basic needs. COTHA is committed to sending small teams to help people in their homes throughout the year.

Read more about their mission here.

Student Mission Trip

We are headed back to San Antonio BluePrint Ministries this summer!  Students 6G to 12G are invited to join us in San Antonio as we help restore and repair homes in need. Registration is $500 per student, which includes transportation, lodging, meals, and a fun outing on Friday.


Contact our Director of Family Ministry, Becca Rivas at, for more information. 

International Trips and Support

El Salvador • July 27, 2024 - August 3, 2024

Adults and families can serve with our ministry partner Kurt Ackermann and his organization, Sus Hijos, during the summer of 2024. Together, we will build a house for a family in need, visit children in orphanages, and minister to orphan children on a beach trip, all while growing their faith and ours. We will work as the hands and feet of Jesus in the city of San Salvador.

Click here for our mission FAQ.

Register, Donate, Make Deposits


Our El Salvador Mission Team is set with 12 members of COTHA!

Their mission is mainly composed of two objections.  The first is to minister to the homeless within the community. We are seeking donations of gently used t-shirts, rain ponchos, socks, and toothbrushes to bring with us. Donations can be dropped off in the foyer until Sunday, July 21.

The second is to provide a home to a young family.  After building our house, we aim to furnish it with essential items like pots, pans, plates, cups, utensils, and other home decor. We plan to purchase these items locally and appreciate your financial donations.

Thank you for your support!

Contact Melissa Fuentes at 281-902-9061 or  for additional information.


Since 2010, COTHA has ministered in Africa by hosting conferences, distributing mosquito nets, and providing villages with much-needed medicine and medical attention. Due to the COVID pandemic, we were not able to travel in 2020 - 2022, but we still supported both the medical and mosquito net distribution efforts. We continued our trips in 2023 and will return in the fall of 2024. 

Fight The Bite 

Read our Uganda blog

​Sri Lanka

Around 2008, different people in Sri Lanka asked Father Desmond the same question at different times,” Why don’t you come and share what you’ve learned and your experience with our clergy and the people of Sri Lanka?” And Father Desmond answered the call!  He returns to his home country twice yearly to encourage, teach, and preach at various congregations.

Read about his latest trip

The Fox Family

The Fox Family serves with Engaging the Adventure and is currently stationed in Thailand.   Their mission is to help train other missioners in Asia where Christianity is often dangerous and illegal. 

Read more about their mission here.

Mission and Outreach Calendar

  • Jul 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 03, 2024, 6:00 PM
    El Salvador
    Adults and families can serve with our ministry partner Kurt Ackermann and his organization, Sus Hijos, during the summer of 2024.
  • Sep 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Katy, 1225 W Grand Pkwy S, Katy, TX 77494, USA
    COTHA is partnering with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to help replenish our city's blood supply. All donors will receive a gift and don't forget the AWESOME free snacks and juice!
  • Oct 20, 2024, 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
    Houston, 1015 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, USA
    Lord of the Streets, or LOTS, is an Episcopal church in downtown Houston that welcomes, restores, and rebuilds lives through relationship-focused ministries with the homeless and formerly homeless.
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