1315 N. 15th Street, Waco, TX, 76707

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“ From a small household ministry among the low-income children and youth in North Waco to expansive local and international ministry, we look back in wonder about what God has done in these last 25 years. Through relationships that have crossed racial, geographic and economic barriers, one of our greatest joys is watching those who have grown up around us and chosen the path of faith, sobriety, responsibility and serving others. Janet and I have been humbled to be a part of the journey of Christian community development in our own community and impoverished of Haiti, MxCity and India. And we thank you for making it possible. As we move to the next 25, your support is even more important! ” 

Jimmy Dorrell, executive director



Mission Waco Hosts Numerous “Focus Groups” for Future Goals

Will you  host a 45 minute small group or attend a ‘general session?”

After a packed convention center celebration for Mission Waco Mission World’s 25th anniversary on February 28, the focus now turns to the next 25 years. Mission Waco is holding focus groups all over Waco and even in Dallas and Houston to get the views of the proposed projects and dreams ahead. These sessions include a short Powerpoint with photos and descriptions of the various hopes embraced by the board of directors and staff in the years ahead and the estimated costs they require. We want to hear from you about which ones you think are higher priorities and might motivate you to underwrite some of the costs in the next three to five years. Interested? Email <> or <Russell Floyd <> or call the office, 254.753.4900.

~Tuesday, 3/14, 11:30 in the Mission Waco office, 1315 N. 15th.

~Saturday, 3/18, 11:00 Mission Waco office, 1315 N. 15th.

~Wed, 3/22, 5:30, Mission Waco office, 1315 N. 15th.

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Urban R.E.A.P. Volunteers Showing Up To Install Components

Greenhouse, Solar, Rainwater Catchment, Composting and More

Baylor engineering students, local business men and women, and other volunteers begin constructing the canopy on Monday. And there is room for you! The unique sustainability project will grow food that will be sold in the Jubilee Food Mkt, and teach children, youth and adults about how to be better stewards of God’s creation. The “renewable energy and agriculture project” (R.E.A.P.) should be completed by early summer. If you want to be involved, call the main office at 254.753.4900.

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Interns & Summer Groups Locking in Dates…Hurry!

Reservations also filling up for Poverty Simulations, overnight groups and internships

They come from all over! Adult, youth and children groups fill the calendar year, especially now. There are schools from Austin, churches from around the state, non-profit ministries, colleges and others who come to learn, serve and be challenged to appropriately serve the poor and marginalized. Mission Waco has all the resources needed…dorm, food, service projects and trainers to help middle-class folks have a great and challenging experience. Go to the website link above and see the details.


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25th Anniversary Banquet Tops 1100 Guests

Watch the Youtube video of Jimmy & Janet’s review of the first 25 years

If you were not able to attend the banquet, you can watch the story of how Mission Waco was born and grew on the link above. Mission Waco honored numerous volunteers, businesses, philanthropists and churches. Our thanks to so many of you who have supported and prayed for this ministry for so many years. We hope you will continue to do so!