We’re wrapping up our 9th year of ministry with our annual Christmas Outreach. We’re busy purchasing and collecting presents for over 100 kids that we’ll hand out at two separate Christmas parties next week. As we finish the year, I wanted to take the time to say thanks.
Thank you to all who volunteered week in and week out. Thank you to those who sacrificed and gave financially throughout the year. And thank you to those of you who prayed for us, kept up with all our activities, and let others know about the ministry going on in our little corner of northeast Amarillo.
In addition to those Christmas presents, we were able to provide school supplies for nearly 150 kids. We were able to minister to hurting families through thousands of dollars worth of assistance. We helped families with bills, rent, and groceries on a monthly basis. We were able help a single mom get enrolled in nursing school, provide a dad with a birthday cake for his little girl, and put a little money in the commissary account of a young man who had to spend a few months in prison. We surprised 22 families with Easter meals. We took 30 kids to camp this summer. We showed up each and every week with crafts, candy, and snacks for the kids in the North Grand Villas and Cathy’s Pointe Apartments. We’re able to do so many things – some large, some small – because of the generosity of those who give. So thank you.
As you look at your year-end giving, please consider Mission 2540. If you’re looking for a gift to give to the person who has everything, make a donation in his or her name. We’ll send them a special card acknowledging your gift. And don’t forget we have great “Feed Clothe Love” shirts available. Long sleeves are $22 and short sleeves $16 – they’re high quality, great-looking shirts, and all proceeds benefit Mission 2540. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order one or if you have questions. (I’m working to get a page on this website with pictures and details soon.)
I’m so excited about all the things on the horizon for 2014. Please continue to visit this website and follow along. Pray for us. Volunteer with us. And Give. We can’t do it without you. Thanks again for an amazing year.