Mission Statement

Provide Christian-based, holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. Mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. Seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized.

Upcoming Events

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“Jubilee Food Market” Effort Continues- “O.A.S.I.S. Shares” Available

Non-Profit Grocery Store Continues Progress Toward Fall Opening

100% of needed funds have been given so far through “O.A.S.I.S.” shares ($25 each)

Twelve men and one woman are on the “Jubilee Grocery Market Dream Team” and have been volunteering their skills to make a neighborhood dream come true. These professionals bring skills from the grocery, architectural, construction, retail and other business trades to the table at regular meetings with the goal of providing healthy and affordable food in the “food desert” of North Waco. Donors have been giving funds to make this huge project. Your gifts are welcome!




Dear Friends of Mission Waco… YOUR VOTES MATTER TO US!
THE VOTING HAS BEGUN! The annual on-line Waco Tribune-Herald ’s Readers’ Choice Ballot Section was released today and is open for daily voting for two weeks (ends Saturday night, October 8, at midnight). Through the last few years, we have found that this inexpensive way to get our name and work recognized in the community provides additional outreach, income and awareness to those we serve or who might support us.
Would you take just a few minutes each day (or whenever your remember) to go online and vote for us in the categories below (and others you want to recognize)?
After you log in at <> and go to the H.O.T.  BALLOT link.  OUR FOUR CATEGORIES OF PREFERENCE for your votes ARE:
1. Under “FOOD,” vote for the WORLD CUP CAFÉ in TWO categories: 1. BEST BREAKFAST and 2) OVERALL FAVORITE RESTAURANT
And of course, if we simply are not your choice, we understand, but do hope you will come find out for yourself!


Forinformation regarding volunteering this summer, please email

Our weekly “General Volunteer Orientation” will be on Wednesdays, at 3pm  at the main office.

Call for details: 254.753.4900 or email

Haiti, India and MxCity “Exposure Trips” Change Lives!

 Mission World offers international global trips…Come go with us !

 From the orphanage for physically and mentally disabled children in Mexico City to the slums of India and Haiti, your life will never be the same once you get to know the names and faces of real children and adults who struggle daily. For 25 years, Mission Waco has been taking groups to serve others in poverty and learn from them, as well as help empower them. Trip dates and costs are on the website.



19th Annual Caring Cup Classic

4 – Player Scramble

THURSDAY October 13, 2016
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
11:30am – 12:45pm ….. Register & Deli Lunch
Your Tee # will be available at Registration table inside club lobby.
1p.m. “Shotgun”
Registration includes:
  • 1 Golf Carts per 2 players
  • 2 carts per Team of 4 players
  • Deli Lunch
  • Poor Man’s Supper @ 5:30pm


Registration Levels of Participation
$ 125 . . . . Individual Player’s Fee
$ 250 . . . .“HOLE SPONSOR”, 2 players
$ 500 . . . “CLASSIC SPONSOR” One Team, 4 players
$ 1000 . . . “CLASSIC UNDERWRITER” One Team, 4 players


Registration Deadline: Tuesday noon, Oct 11th
† Proceeds to benefit Mission Waco programs †
Email for any questions/details.
(Register online at




Over 265 Haitian Children Sponsored to Attend School This Fall

Others await sponsorships ($228/year)…want to help?

The Mission World Team (Janet Dorrell, Carolina Clark, and David Netherland) left on Tuesday back to NE Haiti with good news. At least 265 children will get to go to school this year! Haitian poverty is overwhelming, with most families making $1/day or less. Besides the church, education is one of the most important gifts children can receive to give them a chance to overcome the shackles of hopelessness that so many experience. For about $.63/day, sponsorship provides tuition, a uniform, shoes, and books. Mission Waco Mission World has been providing scholarships for over ten years. So if you want to make a lifetime difference in a child’s life, why not sponsor a child or two? If money is tight, get your church, Sunday School class, life group or business to pitch in. We’ll get you the name and picture so you can remember and prayer for “your” child. Contact Janet at <> or go to the website for more info.

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Party Planning and Fair Trade in High Demand Around Here World Cup Café & Fair Trade Mkt.’s group room offers shopping from around the world If you are looking for a great location for your group’s meal, don’t wait long to reserve the World Cup Café and Fair Trade Mkt. The café can hold up to fifty (50) guests in the back room where our global products are for sale. Contact the café at 254.757-1748 soon for your party.

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“No Need Among You Conference” Offers Early Bird Rates. Register now for Dallas event.

Statewide training on October 5-7 guides Christian community developers to impact their cities

Hundreds will gather for 2.5 days in South Dallas this fall to learn how to better serve and empower the poor of their communities. With outstanding speakers, over 50 workshops, and folks coming from all over Texas, this growing and affordable conference helps Christians learn how to address the challenging issues of poverty and social issues in practical ways. The Texas Christian Community Development Network <> seeks to educate, train, network and teach advocacy for the underserved. This year, the conference is including scholarships that encourage churches and urban ministries to bring the lower-income leaders with them to the conference, held at Cliff Temple Baptist Church. Want to know more? Go to the website at <>.




Poverty Simulation Dates Set Through Summer ‘17

One weekend can change your life!  <> 

One-half of the world lives on less that $2/day. 21,000 children under the age of five die daily. We live in a world of need that can be overwhelming. But one weekend, Friday evening at 8:00 through Sunday at 2:30pm can transform your views and purpose in life. Just ask any of the 25,000 participants who have attended this weekend. Details and costs are listed at the link above. Dates do fill up, so make your reservation soon!

September 30-October 2

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November 11-13

January 27-29, 2017

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April 7-9

April 21-23


Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund

a Mission Waco opportunity for lower income children and teens Jerry Johnston loved the arts and the poor. His life showed it. While he played and enjoyed music sitting on the board among the elite in the Dallas Opera Company, he also remembered the poor wherever he lived or traveled, creating a home for homeless boys in Bogota, Colombia, serving though NYC’s City Harvest hunger ministry, and even visiting inmates in the jail ministry with his church. As a local Waco resident with two Baylor University business degrees and post graduate studies at Duke, he succeeded in the business world in banking and became one the Top 20 Young Businessmen of Dallas. At age 57, his earthly struggles ended. To celebrate his legacy and continue purposeful efforts in keeping with Jerry’s life, friends and his mom have blessed the creation of a special Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund through Mission Waco to allow those who loved and respected him a way to express their appreciation for his life. READ MORE…


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