While the pandemic has put a hold on many things our Mission Committee is still at work. Here are a few things that they did in December to continue the mission and outreach of Santa Fe.
Angel Tree Ministry: What an amazing church family we have! Even during this C0VID period, the mission committee was able to deliver 66 gifts to Martha’s House and Gatewood. Because of you bringing gifts or sending shopping money for toys, you were able to put happy faces on 11 families! Also want to thank the agape team for donating their scarfs and hats to keep these children warm. Also, a couple of volunteers spent 8 hours wrapping presents for NSO.
Martha House: As part of Neighborhood Services these three bedroom furnished apartments host homeless families with multiple children. Many families were living in shelters or on the streets before coming to Martha’s House. They arrive to a fully-furnished, cozy apartment that immediately feels like home. Volunteers donate furniture, sheets, towels and dishes for the families. Families can participate in the program for up to two years. Residents must be either in school or employed full time to qualify for this program.
Santa Fe takes care of two of these apartments and in December a group of volunteers painted and refurbished one of the apartments. Thanks to the donations of our members, we were able to stock the apartment with everything that the family needed, dishes, pots, pans, TV, linens, towels, etc.
The ramp leading into the back of Martha’s House was in bad shape and eye sore! Darrell saw the need and built a new ramp for them. In addition, he supplied all the materials and spent over 150 hours turning it into a functional, safe and beautiful addition to Martha’s House.
In total volunteers spent several hundred hours working!
A HUGE box of toys was donated to Urban Mission. These gifts were donated by our SaFe Day school children! A big thanks to those children and their mothers!!!!
The committee also donates a birthday cake and gift to each child on their birthday. If you would be interested in providing a cake and/or a gift please contact the committee or the church office.
This is just a few of the things the Mission Committee does and we thank the members of the church for their support. If you want to get involved with the mission and ministry of Santa Fe please contact someone on the Mission Committee or the church office – REMEMBER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS.