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2013 Christmas In The Park Outreach

posted Dec 24, 2013, 9:32 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Dec 24, 2013, 9:39 PM ]
A BIG thank you to ALL who helped with our outreach this past Saturday! We couldn't have done it without you. Everything went so well and we are so thankful for each and every one of you and how you played a huge part in bringing Christmas but most important pervasive hope to our homeless neighbors and our community. 

This year we were blessed with over 150 Christmas cards written by children which included a monetary gift.  We formed 4 teams of 1 Adult to 4 children and they addressed our neighbors by name and had an actual conversation with them before presenting their cards.  One neighbor stated "I haven't seen my child in over 20 years but I remember her writing was some what like this one".  Also, we had a donation of 36 beautiful bucket pale baskets filled with hygiene products and goodies that were given as gifts to our core homeless neighbors that attend every Saturday not only for their meal but for WORSHIP and the WORD of GOD as well, Praise the Lord!  

The out pour in donations of food, beverage, clothing, shoes, bedding items, raffle prizes to include a beautiful bicycle w/a helmet, many sleeping bags, tents, knitting scarves and hats w/hygiene, toilette and even toys for the children who showed up with their families. 

This is What GOD DID! *Praise the Lord*

    101 Volunteers
    138 Neighbors/Guest
    20   People responded to the Gospel
    400+ Clothing/Undergarments/Bedding items passed out
    San Ysidro Health Care-Dental Clinic provided their services.
    Chula Vista Church of Christ provided clothing and Bibles
    
Services/Donations and ALL was provided by the BODY of CHRIST from different churches coming together to serve our community and reach out to the lost and broken with the Gospel and Love of Jesus Christ.

The support from so many continues to make our outreaches a huge success...THANK YOU Rock Church, East Lake Church, Grace Full Gospel Ministry-South Bay, South Bay Christian Outreach Coalition (I.C.C., Gives Hope Ministry, Chula Vista Church of Christ, Sons of Thunder & Light House), Good Samaritan Worship Center-S.D, Grace Full Gospel Ministry-Oceanside and Pastor Mark along with many that I may not be aware of.

Thank you for making an eternal impact in the lives of many in the South Bay.  Merry Christmas to you and your families!