We are constantly amazed by the provision of God here at the mission. One way we gauge the effectiveness of our programs is to look at who the programs serve and how many repeat relationships we build. Through relationship we are able to share the good news that changes lives!
This week, Paul shared with the staff and volunteers the numbers for 2009 as a way of showing the impact the mission has on our neighborhood. They are as follows:
6,286 boxes of food
12,552 adults served
11,868 children served
Total served = 24,420
This is a new record for the mission. The numbers tell us that the economy has affected our people dramatically. Our total number served has increased in 2009 by almost 20%. We are seeing new people come that never needed our services before, especially in our clinics. We expect this trend to continue throughout 2010.
We have a lot of people to thank for allowing us the privilege of praying with over 24,000 friends last year. The list would be too long to acknowledge each by name, most wouldn’t want that anyway. Thank you for your sacrifice of time and resources. You are making a lasting impact on OKC for the Kingdom.
If you are reading this and have not experienced a day at the mission, our invitation is simply to come and be a part of the Cross And Crown Family!