1315 N. 15th Street, Waco, TX, 76707; 254.753.4900
September 2017 – E-News – “hands on compassion” <http://www.missionwaco.org>
“The recent storm which devastated so much of the Texas gulf coast is another reminder of our finitude and fragile existence. It is also a reminder that our actions on God’s earth really do matter. From compassionate acts of relief after life crises, to good stewardship of God’s wonderful creation, Christ-followers are the “light,” “salt,” and “yeast” in the culture. From providing shoes to the homeless to using food scraps in compost, our actions matter. Mission Waco’s call is to be a transforming agenda of change for the kingdom of God “on earth as it is in heaven.” What we believe and what we do about those beliefs defines us. So if you are looking for ways to be change-agents is this world, we celebrate your call and welcome you to join hands with us in God’s adventure.” Jimmy Dorrell, Executive Director
“Walk for the Homeless” and “Shoes for the Homeless” ($45/pair)
Sunday, September 17, 8:00-10:25am
Those our streets and in shelters always look forward to a new pair of shoes. After registering at the Meyer Center, 1226 Washington, they get to go shopping for their choice of shoes, which are later distributed on Sunday, September 17, 8:00am, at the Meyer Center at the beginning of the Walk for the Homeless. If you would like to buy a pair of shoes for one of them send your check to Mission Waco, 1315 N. 15th St, Waco, 76707 or online. Please designate “shoes for homeless.” Everyone is invited to attend the Walk for the Homeless, a 1.2 mile educational/prayer walk that stops at six local sites. No registration needed for the Walk. Donated hygiene items are appreciated.
MW “Champions for Christian Service Breakfast”-Final Call
September 13, 6:45- 8:15am, Waco Convention Center
Gold Sponsor- $2000
Table Only: $350
Drop by the Jubilee Food Market at lunch on 9/20 and check out a variety of foods from the grocery store and Urban REAP that are prepared right there for the neighborhood and community. Aramark staff will volunteer their time and skills to help develop the taste buds for our customers. There is no charge for great samples at four stations throughout the grocery store. So grab a friend and come join our first-ever Jubilee Culinary Expo.
Get your tickets and help both Mission Waco and Habitat for Humanity!
Looking Ahead…Final Days of Mission Waco Mission World’s Capacity Building Campaign
Would you consider a pledge to secure the ministry’s recognized work among the poor?
After “listening to the community” for over a month, Mission Waco heard your affirmation and choices of what activities and projects you deem most important over the years ahead. The board of directors met in the annual retreat to dream about what could and should happen as we move into the next twenty-five years of serving and empowering the poor and marginalized. As we move into the final weeks of fundraising, we hope you will consider a pledge over the next three to five years to allow us the privilege of addressing the significant needs of the poor, homeless, addicted, unemployed, sick, marginalized and lower-income children and youth of our community, as well as targeted projects in Haiti, MxCity and India. If you are interested and would like to find our more about what you can do, contuse us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call us at 254.753.4900 to set up a meeting. We’ll even come to you if you prefer.
Community Shows Up for Grand Opening of Urban REAP…have you visited yet?
Aquaponics, a solar walkway, rainwater catchment & purification and commercial compost
The media, Wacoans, and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club showed up in force for the Grand Opening of the “renewable energy & agriculture project.” Driven by a desire to promote “creation care” and better sustainability and stewardship of God’s earth, Mission Waco’s year-long project is now open. From group tours to purchasing organics, compost, flowers, and even hybrid striped bass (near future), our visitors have been impressed about the success and importance of how our daily action impact poverty. Come see for yourself at 1505 N. 15th St, next door to the Jubilee Food Mkt.