THE LEADWOOD STORY CONTINUES

7 12 2012

Kristina Wallace shares more of the story from Leadwood and reflects our kingdom focus in Bridgdbuilding churches. -Steve

This story is not ending or should I say mission? Philip felt he needed to go check back on a new family we found on Thanksgiving, by the way others were praying for and we did not know it. The husband has left wife and 4 small kids. 8 yr old boy says there is no Santa or God, if there why did this happen. We did call our group together and as of now they are going to have a Christmas. They are having to relocate so, the kids have been set up with an Awanas Baptist group for church near them since Mom has no car.. Not that we want to encourage Santa or the Baptist, LOL, but we are trying to to get him to believe, God does care. Praises for the Thanksgiving dinner and God mixing our paths and for allowing a special prayer to go on, on her front porch. Just to be able to watch all these things are amazing.

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BRIDGEBUILDING IN LEADWOOD, MISSOURI

6 12 2012

601451_417497298299652_1223959938_nKristina Wallace and her husband Phil were part of the Bridgebuilders Seminar we did for the Western Regional Conference of the Churches of God in October in Branson MO.  She shared this report with Steve.

My husband and brother thought I should send you a message with NUMBERS, since I am a numbers person. As I discussed with you at Branson, we have had a summer feeding outreach and I have been concerned about not seeing the numbers at church attendance. Well, I was totally not prepared for the numbers God sent to me. Leadwood City Hall contacted Kendall because they wanted to make sure people in the community had thanksgiving dinner. So he and I went to talk with them. Their words were,”since you are the only church in town who feed and help people, we wanted to partner with you.” These are not church going people. I met with our group and we contacted the ones we had helped during the summer and got flyers out. Meanwhile City Hall got donations of: 10 turkeys(cooked by the school), 3 hams, 100# potatoes, all the veggies and stuffing. Our Church of God sister churches found out and brought in desserts. Police officers and firefighters came to go out with us and 162 meals were delivered. 42 church and non-church people worked side by side to fill meal boxes. 16 bags groceries were given out. We found new people without food. The meals were truly needed by those who were served. As we prayed at homes our non church workers were right there beside us. Praise God it was ” ONE”, wonderful day! Thought you might be interested in the NUMBERS. FYI-Kristina Wallace