This amazing Outreach has now come to close…
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:…Ecclesiastes 3:1”
This Outreach began April 21, 2013 and ended September 24th, 2016. In all this group of faithful servants served:
In total 130 outreaches.
Food & Beverages:
Served 13,550 hot dogs (cooked on site)
3,000 gallons of iced tea, many cups of coffee or hot chocolate
880 lbs of potato salad
Nearly 500 gallons of spanish rice and/or beans.
In total we served over 8,300 meals, . We gave out over 6,500 take-along bags and 11,000 bottles of water.
Fresh fruit, melon, strawberries, pineapple, apples, oranges, and MANY bananas.
5,000 pop tarts, or pudding cups hundreds of cookies, brownies, and cupcakes.
Served Special Thanksgiving and Christmas banquet meals with turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes and gravy, salad, cake, pie, and ice cream.
Clothing & Other Items:
Clothing items (mostly new or like new)
200 sleeping bags, several tents, gloves, jackets, caps, beanies, ponchos, socks, scarves, jeans, underwear, thermal underwear, 250 thermal throw blankets, and provided hundreds of personal hygiene items.
We also gave out a number of bicycles, many in like new condition, and we lost count of the number of backpacks we provided.
The members were from at least a dozen churches, from Anglican to the Vineyard, to the Greater Self-realization Fellowship Temple and everything in between.
Ages ranged from as young as 5 to 84 years young have served on our team.
Team members came from Canada, Vietnamese students helped us out, and at times there were three generations from one family serving with us
Live worship nearly every Sunday.
Testimonies were shared, and brief messages given.
Main method of evangelizing was to sit down and listen to people share their stories
Over the course of the outreach we prayed with hundreds of people.
Healings, deliverances, and people powerfully touched by God’s presence. A number of people were helped to get off the streets, and made just staying alive a little easier for many more. They were witness to people getting delivered, dependence on alcohol and drugs broken, and observed people growing in their relationship with Jesus, and being reconciled with their families. Best of all, there has been a discernible change in the atmosphere. “God enabled us to bring the presence of His Kingdom into the lives of so many people. We know of at least 8 people who have given their lives to the Lord and are now attending local churches on a regular basis.” Harry Smith