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Local Outreach

Local Outreach

Local Outreach

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We are the hands and feet of our Living God by helping to provide for those in need through our partnerships, food drives and service. Deuteronomy 15:11

• 1 in 5 Arizonans (including 1 in 4 children) live in poverty – ranking Arizona 49th out of 50 states (2010 U.S. Census Bureau report).
• 1 in 4 children under 18 in Arizona are struggling with hunger – ranking Arizona 48th (2010 Feeding America report).
• 1 in 3 Arizonans are considered “working poor” living at or below 185% Federal Poverty Level.

Living Word is partnering with local food banks and missions here in the valley to help combat this growing problem. One local mission we are working with serves nearly 8,000 meals a week! To keep up with this tremendous need it takes resources and time from volunteers across the Valley. You can truly be a blessing to the hurting and homeless by donating items and time.

Soul Winning for JESUS 10:30am-11am every Sunday in Room C-7
Many of us feel this passion for sharing our faith but many of us are fearful of how friends, family, and even strangers will react if we try to share our Christian beliefs. Sometimes even the term “witnessing” brings up anxiety or visions of Christians in tents shouting on street corners. While there is no one right way to spread the Gospel, we can help you share your faith in ways that will ease your anxiety and plant seeds of faith in others.

July

witnessing

Evangelism Community Outreach
Saturday, July 15, 9am – 11pm
Our team will share the love of Jesus Christ through witnessing to others. So meet us to get prayed up and go out to reach the lost, addicted, afflicted and the poor for JESUS. We invite you to join us in making a difference

food items

3rd Weekend Food Drive
July 15-16
All food goes to LOCAL programs that not only feed the homeless, but assist families and the elderly that are Food Insecure. It would be such a blessing for any of you to help out and bring even 1 non-perishable item to the church. Proteins are highly desirable such as canned tuna, chicken, beans, chili, stew, soup, etc. Together we can make a difference!

volunteers preparing sack lunches

Sandwiches for the Homeless
Wednesday, July 26, 6pm – 7pm
We will assemble 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless in the kitchen at Living Word Mesa.

Phoenix Rescue Mission Hope Coach

Hope Coach
Thursday, July 27, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Chaplain Cliff with the Hope Coach from Phoenix Rescue Mission will pick us up from Living Word Mesa and we will visit some local Mesa parks and streets handing out lunches while spreading the Word.

August

United Food Bank

United Food Bank
Thursday, August 10, 7:30am – 10am
Join LWBC Local Outreach at the East Valley Adult Resource center to help United Food Bank unpack truck of groceries and distribute.

volunteers

Phoenix Rescue Mission
Thursday, August 17, 11am – 1pm
We will meet at Living Word Mesa: 3520 E Brown Rd. Mesa AZ 85213 at 10am.
If you would like to drive on your own please meet us at the Mission: 1801 S. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009. When entering the gate, sign in as volunteer for Living Word Bible Church.

Department of Child Services

Department of Child Services Project
Saturday, August 19, 10am – 12pm
What do we do? Clean the rooms where the children play, remove and replace toys when appropriate. We are excited to continue to serve some of the 21,000 plus children in the State of Arizona.

Location: 1201 South Alma School Road, Mesa AZ 85210

food items

3rd Weekend Food Drive
August 19-20
All food goes to LOCAL programs that not only feed the homeless, but assist families and the elderly that are Food Insecure. It would be such a blessing for any of you to help out and bring even 1 non-perishable item to the church. Proteins are highly desirable such as canned tuna, chicken, beans, chili, stew, soup, etc. Together we can make a difference!