Our Missional Journal


16
Jan 2014

Thanks to everyone who braved the wind and the cold to assist Grace Evangelical Church and the Real Life Center today in conducting a Mobile Food Pantry on the grounds of Grace Evangelical. Volunteers packed and distributed bags of grocery items provided by the Atlanta Food Bank. Approximately 145 needy Fayette County families were served.


14
Jan 2014

E is a senior who takes care of her 3 grandchildren, all of which are still in school. She is normally able to make ends meets on her very modest income, but she got behind due to higher than normal electric usage due to the cold weather, and a couple of unexpected expenses with the kids. Her electric had been cut off by the power company. We were blessed to partner with the Real Life Center to get the power turned back on and pay the balance of the overdue bill for her.


10
Jan 2014

S and her husband have two young children. Late last month her husband, and sole breadwinner of the family, became very sick, to the point where several of his organs started shutting down. He is still in ICU. As a result of the loss of income they could not pay their rent this month. We were blessed to take care of that for her.


03
Jan 2014

Mike Stout’s small group spent Friday evening in Griffin cooking for and serving 20 homeless men and women staying at the House of Hope homeless shelter. The House of Hope is a Salvation Army homeless shelter that provides emergency housing for men, women, and families. They are open 7 days/wk from 4:30pm-8:00am, and serve breakfast and dinner.

This is a great opportunity for small groups who want to engage in an important ministry that is relatively close to home. The shelter is always in need of help, particularly with feeding. If this is a ministry that interests you, contact the Missions Coordinator for more information.


27
Dec 2013

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to the several gift collection/adopt-a-family events we had going on this month. We were blessed to help spread some Christmas cheer to several needy families in the local area.

The Youth Group, and the Lebby and Mercer adult small groups each sponsored families referred to us by the Pregnancy Resource Center. The Rider college-aged small group sponsored a needy family from the LaGrange area. The Stout small group sponsored a family referred to us by the Real Life Center. The Lebby family also purchased gifts for a needy local family who we helped with utilities.

Thank you to everyone for your generosity.


23
Dec 2013

P is a single Mom with two children, ages 8 and 10. She was recently laid off from her job after 10 years with the same company, and she has been struggling to make ends meet since. Her power was cut off and she did not have a way to pay her overdue bill. We were blessed to partner with the Real Life Center to get the power turned back on and pay the balance of the overdue bill for her.


20
Dec 2013

RHBC partnered with Crossroads Community Church and County Line Methodist Church on Friday evening to provide a Christmas dinner to the homeless of Griffin. Dinner was served on the street, at the House of Hope homeless shelter, and A Higher Calling transitional housing facility. Clothing and toiletry items were also handed out. The RHBC team consisted of Marilyn, Julie, and Pete. A total of approximately 150 men, women, and children were served in the effort.


14
Dec 2013

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Thanks to everyone who helped make our Toys-for-Tots event at Marnelle Mobile Home Park a great success. It was a fun-filled, but busy week…from picking out gifts at the warehouse, to the wrapping party where we wrapped approximately 500 presents, to the gift distribution event at Marnelle where we handed out hot chocolate and cookies to the parents and kids who showed up to get their presents from Santa.

A special thanks to our friends and partners at Grace Evangelical Church who coordinated the event, and hosted us at the wrapping party.


10
Dec 2013

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to our collection in support of the Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. The deadly super typhoon was one of the most powerful ever recorded and leveled tens of thousands of homes. At least 580,000 people have were displaced.

As a church we donated $1,000 to the relief effort.


06
Dec 2013

Mike Stout’s small group spent Friday evening in Griffin cooking for and serving 15 homeless men and women staying at the House of Hope homeless shelter. They also helped serve approximately 10 other men and women who were on the street. The House of Hope is a Salvation Army homeless shelter that provides emergency housing for men, women, and families. They are open 7 days/wk from 4:30pm-8:00am, and serve breakfast and dinner.

This is a great opportunity for small groups who want to engage in an important ministry that is relatively close to home. The shelter is always in need of help, particularly with feeding. If this is a ministry that interests you, contact the Missions Coordinator for more information.


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