"Outreach" is defined as an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. As the new Outreach Coordinator with Star of Hope it has been a privilege and a blessing to serve as an agent in providing our community partners and those in need with services that provide a source of hope, strength and life changing results.
Matthew 25:40 states, "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'" This scripture reminds me that we are to have the heart and the spirit of Christ as we share His love to the least of these. For almost 8 months I have worked with various churches and agencies in providing resources and information about the programs and services that the Star of Hope Mission offers.
In January, Star of Hope Outreach partnered with Heights Interfaith Ministries to organize our first “Light of Hope Festival.” 65 volunteers served about 150 of our neighbors from the surrounding community and supplied soup, snacks, drinks, food, warm clothing and carnival-type games and activities in the Heights community. Lakewood Church sponsored a day of fun and pampering families and singles living in our programs on February 9th.
We have also developed cooperative relationships with St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Zion Lutheran Church and the City of Houston. We are excited about the wonderful events and activities we have planned for 2013. We pray you will join us in being the hands and feet of Jesus as we bring hope to our city. For more information about the Outreach Department feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.