Thanks to your generous giving, we were able to help out three different missions endeavors. From Ukraine to West, TX our Opportunity Fund has been put to good use!
Project 1: Replacement of floor tile at the Village of Hope in Ukraine (Supporting CBF Missionaries the Podgaiskiys). The Village of Hope in Kiev, Ukraine is a ministry to at-risk children. A deserted Russian youth camp was purchased in 2003 to become a residence for the thousands of children who live on, in, or under the city streets. For more info, go to this link: Village of Hope
Message from the Podgaisky family:
Thank you for your generous gift. It is so good to learn that even in the middle of an economical crisis in America, there are faithful Christians that trust God and give sacrificially. We commend you all for that!
Thank you for thinking for us in the process of discerning where the Lord wants you to give the surplus offering.
Mina and Gennady
Project 2: Support for LOVE IS (supporting a Refugee soccer team)
Danny Domingo works in the Vickery Meadows area of Dallas with refugees from all over the world. Realizing that most of these young men loved soccer, Danny began a soccer ministry that serves not only a recreational purpose, but also as a tool for deep discipleship. Danny has a heart to see the large refugee population in Dallas reached with the Gospel. Pray for his ministry and learn more about his soccer program by clicking this link: Love is Soccer Ministry
Pictures of Danny and his ministry below:
Project 3: Supporting the Fuentes Family after the West Explosion
After the terrible tragedy in West, I called one of my friends who grew up there and asked if his family was alright. Thankfully, they were fine, but he and his wife knew of many who were not. After this I immediately asked how we could help.
It was then that I was introduced to Flor Fuentes and her family. Mrs. Fuentes is a single mom with 4 kids (from ages 12-17). She lost her home and everything in it. She has one son with special needs.
Flor is a CNA who just recently passed her citizenship test and getting closer to being a full-flegded citizen! Mrs. Fuentes was so very thankful to receive help from our church.
Her is a picture of her just after she was given our gift:
Thanks for your continual support of the mission and ministry of Cliff Temple. You are a blessing to the entire world (literally).
Grace and Peace,