December 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am
The Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger provides funds to purchase food for the hungry and to help people escape from poverty. The Offering functions as a network of care connecting resources from individuals, churches and organizations with ministries that provide critical hunger and poverty relief and development services. The following post is a reflection from an individual impacted by a ministry funded by this Offering. To search for similar mission opportunities to get involved in go to texasbaptists.org/beonmission.
The Goddard Christian Care Center is a ministry of Parkdale Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas. This ministry started when we noticed that so many people in the community lacked enough money to make it through the month. So we began to ask God what we could do to help.
We learned that most of the agencies that gave food were only open one or two days a month and only served their zip codes. The community needed a source for food that would be open every week. Under the leadership of the Lord, the Christian Care Center opened in 1990. Our Center is open two days a week and fices food and clothing to about 100 families each week. We are one of the few centers that gives food to the whole city.
We have a group of women who call themselves “Grandmothers Who Care.” They fill baskets with everything a new-born needs. We give a basket to all expecting mothers.
What a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel with people. This past week I had an opportunity to share with a 40-year-old woman who had never been to church, not even as a child. As I shared with her that God loved her and had a plan for her life she opened her heart and incited the Lord to be her Lord and Savior. This happens often as our volunteers share the gospel.
We make sure that everyone that come the the Center has a Bible. We give Bibles in English, Spanish and large print. For many this is the first Bible they have ever owned and they are so proud of their Bible.
We are so blessed to see lives changed. Brother Hector Amaya is one of the lives we have seen God change. Read more about him and his testimony later this week.
To learn more about our ministry contact Mary Ann Wright or the church office at 361-853-0204.
Mary Ann Wright, Director
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