Mission Southside
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
 

Multiplying Loaves & Fishes

 
The Feeding of the 5,000 is the only miracle (apart from the resurrection) which is present in all four canonical Gospels: Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-17 & John 6:5-15
 
The narrative tells the story of thousands of people who were following Jesus and became hungry. Five loaves and two fish would never satisfy everyone, but when placed in the hands of the Master, it multiplied and everyone was satisfied, with baskets of leftovers. The lesson in the story is this: What do you have in your hands? What  are your loaves and fish, and are you willing to place those in the hands of the Master to be multiplied?
 
As we approach the end of this year and, with excitement, move into 2016, the team at Mission Southside, along with a fiscally responsible Advisory Board, challenges you to put a portion of your financial loaves and fishes in the hands of Jesus through Mission Southside.
 
Our projected 2016 budget is just under $440,000, a small increase from 2015. Won’t you consider making a sacrificial year end gift as we continue our good work?
 

 
Support Mission Southside so they can bring Help and Hope to those in need. Your generous support allows us to accomplish so much in the lives of those in our community who are in need.
 

 

SUPPORT MISSION SOUTHSIDE FINANCIALLY HERE 

Mission Southside has partnered with iDonate to receive cash and
non-cash donations to support their work in Johnson County. 
Mission Southside is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS. Contributions are tax-deductible
 
 
 
(click the iDonate button)
(iDONATE should only be used for cash gifts and non cash gifts that are NOT intended to be given away at our free garage sales.  Click "Donations" to find out how to donate your used clothing, housewares, furniture, and non perishable food.)

   

 
         
From our Blues & BBQ Event
 

 
 

Did you know, in our community ...

  • 37,000 people below the poverty line in Johnson County
  • 25,000 homes go to bed hungry every day
  • 1,100 students classified as homeless
 

In the last year, Mission Southside ...

  • Hosted 2 Free Garage Sales per month on average ... 1,560 families served
  • Served over 6,000 hot dogs!
  • Collected, sorted and distributed over 6,000 boxes or bags of donations (average 510 per month)
  • Over 600 furniture items donated and delivered
  • 97,000 food items needed for all of our programming
  • 33 neighborhoods served (9 site teams)
  • 55 churches involved of which 29 are solid
  • 35 business partners
  • 6,800 volunteer opportunities (5,700 in 2013)
  • 70 people involved in Discovery Groups
  • 50 trained Discovery Group Leaders
  • 3,000 families served with help and hope
  • 14 J-Train in neighborhoods; 2 J-Learn / Homework Huddles
  • 12 bi-lingual volunteers
And did it with joy, with the covering of prayer, being led by the Lord
 

 
 
Dear Friends and Partners of Mission Southside,
 
We invite you to rejoice with us and PRAY!
 
On January 23, Mission Southside purchased a 15,000 square foot facility located at 168th Terrace and Ridgeview.  We held our Open House Celebration on Sunday, March 8.  Thank you to the more than 300 guests who came to celebrate with us.
 
With your help, we were able to raise all of the necessary funds through our Help Build Hope Campaign to pay for the facility with cash ... $290,000.  
 
For those of you who made a 3 year pledge, thank you for your continued support.  Please know that 100% of your donations are being used to help us sustain our new facility.......utilities, upgrades, insurance, and maintenance.
 
Thank you to so many who have made this dream a reality.
 
Your Mission Southside Team