Thanks to generous donations from Christians and area churches, School Supplies were donated to over 1,000 urban youth. We are grateful to Bob Stine andElim Ministries for networking with us and allowing us to greatly increase our annual ministry project. We were able to bless children in Ford Heights, Chicago Heights, Robbins, and Chicago including EVERY GRADE SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILD FROM FORD HEIGHTS.
Crete Church’s VBS Children collected snacks and juice boxes to help Urban Missionary Scott Reese and Christ Cares.org
Friday june 22, 2012
A special thanks to Crete Reformed Church. Their VBS children collected Granola Bars and Juice Boxes to help us share Jesus to urban children. During the summer we provide snacks along with Bible Programs for 60 to 100 kids and homeless moms. In the Fall Lord willing we will be starting a few new programs and will need weekly snacks for up to 200 per week! We hope other churches will collect snacks & juice boxes to help us with this. It is really nice to have the snacks as a practical demonstration of Christ’s love while we teach God’s love. A special thanks to the children, their parents, Carol Milsap and all the volunteers.
Christ Cares has Ministry Donation Boxes available for your church to collect snacks, juice boxes, and raffle gifts to help Christ Cares demonstrate God’s love while teaching about God’s love.
Ministry Donation Boxes are available for your Church.
wE ARE IN NEED OF SNACKS, JUICE BOXES, & RAFFLE GIFTS ALL YEAR ROUND. MANY DOING A LITTLE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE! * THESE DONATION BOXES CAN ALSO BE USED FOR THE SCHOOL SUPPLY AND CHRISTMAS TOY DONATIONS.
Saturday, June 23 – Schepel Buick/GMC Car Show.
Schepel Buick/GMC Charity car show – to benefit Elim Ministries. This will make it possible for Elim Ministries to work with Christ Cares to donate school supplies to over 600 children in economically hard hit areas.
We brought a van load of kids to the Schepel Buick/GMC Charity Car Show. Tom Van Prooyen, the owner of Schepel Buick/GMC started this charity event to aid Elim Ministries – a wonderful ministry that helps individuals with disabilities to be equipped to achieve their highest God-given potential. Elim will purchase school supplies and hire their people to put together school supply packs.
This fund raiser will enable Elim Ministries to work in conjunction with Christ Cares to provide school supplies for all the children of Ford Heights and also Wilson School of Chicago Heights. A special thanks to Bob Stine for making this possible as well as my friend Ken Lautenbach for introducing me to Bob.
Korean United Methodist Church
Sunday, june 24
I (Scott Reese) had a wonderful time preaching at the Korean United Methodist Church Overflow English Ministry. I thank God for the Body of Christ and the awesome privilege to be blessed and enriched by so many different cultures and ministries.
Their VBS program raised over $900 for us to purchase school supplies. I believe this is the largest offering we have ever received from a VBS program. This has put us off to a good start, but the need in Chicagoland is astounding and we still have a goal of helping hundreds of more families.
I especially want to make an appeal for those churches who collect school supplies for those in need and then donate them to a secular non profit to distribute them… Body of Christ Cares not only distributes the school supplies to impoverished communities, we also distribute them in the name of Jesus- they go out with a gospel witness or they help a struggling Christian family. Christian Churches are empowered to be the center of hope and help in their distressed communities. Please consider the full mission of helping those in need…
Our nation is in crisis, economic needs are real, but we must also remember the greatest needs are spiritual… Body of Christ Cares believes in following the holistic ministry example of Jesus by endeavoring to meet both physical and spiritual needs.
The world will know that God cares, when it sees that the Body of Christ Cares.
Below is the video we showed at Homewood Church to help explain the Back to School Supplies Project to the children.
If you would like to help us spread the word – You can print the document below to distribute at your church or you can email the document to your friends (Click the “More” Button)