Youth Mission Challenge

In April, 2015, the youth of Elkhorn Hills UMC challenged the congregation to a food and hygiene product drive for the Heartland Hope Mission.  This mission challenge, which was organized by Karissa Heckens, Kadi Carleton, and Darla Langendorfer, was VERY successful and resulted in a truck load of goods for Heartland Hope Mission.

Mission Challenge

During the 2015 Winter Youth Retreat, the youth served Heartland Hope Mission, a local pantry that provides food and clothing to people in need.  The pantry has limited resources, especially when it comes to certain items, such as hygiene products, canned food, cereal, and pasta.  The youth were so moved by their trip to Heartland Hope Mission that they felt the need to help them out with the resources they need.
With a great passion for serving The Lord and his children, the youth challenged the congregation to join them in this mission–who can bring more supplies for this worthy cause!  The grocery carts in the narthex were overflowing.  The amount of supplies donated filled an entire pickup truck!  (See photos below).

Photo Gallery

Everyone Wins!

By a close margin, the youth won this mission challenge.  To celebrate, the youth will have a fun outing following the Outdoor Worship Service on August 2nd.  Contact Youth Director Jenny Louis for more information about this outing.  Since everyone was really a winner with all the donations, the Youth will be hosting an all-congregation barbeque on Saturday, July 25th following our Saturday evening worship service (worship from 5-5:45 p.m. followed by BBQ).

Click here for more information about the all-church barbeque.

Heartland Hope Mission

hhm-logo-hrzlHeartland Hope Mission (formerly Mission For All Nations) is a faith-based 501(c) 3 charitable organization founded to provide food and clothing and promote self sufficiency for people in need.  We focus on serving the working poor and low income families while creating an environment where lives are being changed instead of fostering dependency.

Low income families are provided with a 7 day supply of food including food appropriate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They are able to choose all of their own canned and boxed goods.  All of the frozen meats, produce items, and dairy items are packed by volunteers.  Personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toilet paper, and shampoo are also available for people to choose from.  Information about other resources in the community is also made available.  We provide the basic necessities to people in need so they can use their limited funds to pay their bills.  It is much cheaper to help prevent families from becoming homeless than to rehouse them.  Simultaneously we try to help families move into a position where they are once again self sufficient.

Additionally, we provide clothing, household items, and toys at no charge.  People in need are able to choose the items they want for their family.

Click here for more information about Heartland Hope Mission.


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