Another Offshoot

I am again sharing the newsletter of Mineral Street Programs and Services.

Mineral Street Programs and Services, Inc.

Cultivating healthy individuals, healthy families, for a healthy community.

                 Offshoots                            April 2015

Dear Friends,

The month of March we were able to serve breakfast on two Saturdays, March the 11th and March the 25th. We are able to rent the pavilion at Clark Square Park right across the street from where we used to serve. The first week we served 24 guests! Some of the guests are still looking for us at the church and others came after we went around looking for to let them know that we are back in the community. The building that we are renting has heat, a refrigerator, tables and chairs. For the most part the building is not in use. Because of this we are able to set up the area and know that it will be ready for us to use for the following breakfast without having to reset the tables.

The guests who came were so excited to see us. Some were also calling their friends to let them know that we were there. We had great fellowship and were able to hand out Bibles to a few of the people. We were able to show God’s love and that is what is important.

For breakfast on the 25th we did not have as many guests. It was warmer out and there was an activity going on in the community. It was also hard because some of the people had forgotten that we are only able to come every other week. Some had showed up on the 18th and were disappointed that we were not there. They called me asking me where we were and wanting to know when we are coming back.

What we do is so important to the people and the community. It is not just about the food that we serve or the care packets that we had out. It’s about telling people about God, spending quality time with a person and caring for them. We specialize in the personal touch- the one that reaches hearts and makes a difference.

We are still trying to raise funds for a building but we are also talking to other churches in the area to see if we can rent space from them. In the meantime, we can continue to rent from the Milwaukee Parks System. It costs us $100 per Saturday. Are you able to sponsor a Saturday breakfast so that we can serve the community more than just twice a month? Would you like to provide a breakfast? Please contact me for ways in which you can help.

We are still looking for more board members who might be interested in helping us with the direction and growth of MSP&S. Our specific need is for an attorney and someone with accounting background. But anyone is welcomed who has a heart for God and shares the same vision.

 

In Christ,

Lisa

Morning Glory Director

Donations can be made to MSP&S and sent to Tri-City National Bank; 4295 West Bradley Road; Brown Deer, WI 53209; ATTN: Penny Tillman

 

I have also started a Go Fund Me page where you can make donations. http://www.gofundme.com/Mineralstreet

You may also visit our website to learn more information about us at www.mineralstreet.org. We have PayPal on the site.

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About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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