We want to encourage and help two specific ministry endeavors—one near, one far—to gain momentum in their work as a result of our partnership.
Mission Near: Habitat for Humanity is renovating a home right here in our neighborhood on 28th Street. For the last few years, we have been seeking practical ways to be a loving presence in our Kossuth neighborhood. This opportunity has landed in our laps, opening the door for us to come alongside a family in our community in a practical way. We hope to cover the estimated $20,000 needed to fund the project and also plan to organize a work team to help complete the renovations. It is exciting to consider how this offering could have such a significant impact.
Mission Far: The Lord is leading Tonya Small into a new initiative with Bethesda Outreach in South Africa, and we want to be a part. Beginning in January, Tonya will be spearheading a Temporary Safe Care program that receives children out of emergency situations such as abuse, the death of parents, or other unsafe circumstances. Our own country offers a similar service. I would love to see us help this gain ground in South Africa as Tonya ministers to children in urgent need and equips churches to do the same.
If you would like to give online, you can follow the instructions below. Also, you are welcome to mail a check to our office with the designation "YEO" clearly marked. You may also pick up a special year-end offering envelope from the church office or welcome desk.