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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.


School of Witnessing

Sundays at 10:30am in Room C7. This 4-week class is designed to give you sound principles that will help you become effective fishers of men. We want to empower you to confidently share your faith both on an individual and a corporate level.

October

United Food Bank

United Food Bank
Thursday, October 12, 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.

witnessing

Evangelism Community Outreach
Our team will share the love of Jesus Christ through witnessing to others. So meet us at the church to pray to prepare us to go out to reach the lost, addicted, afflicted and the poor for JESUS. We invite you to join us in making a difference.
Schedule
Friday, Oct 13 at 6:30pm in Room C7
Saturday, Oct 21 at 10am in Room C7
Friday, Oct 28 at 6:30pm in Room C7

food items

3rd Weekend Food Drive
October 14-15
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

Phoenix Rescue Mission
Thursday, October 19, 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 Helping Hands
Saturday, October 21, 10am – 12pm
Join us as we bring out hearts and our hands to help brighten up the environment at Arizona DCS intake locations. 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

volunteers preparing sack lunches

Sandwiches for the Homeless
Wednesday, October 25, 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, October 26, 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.

love bundles for foster kids

Create Love Bundles for Foster Kids & Homeless
Saturday, October 28, 11am – 3pm
Please join us – we need your help creating Love Bundles.

1. What Is A Love Bundle?
Love Bundles are backpacks or duffel bags filled with hygiene supplies, a blanket, socks and a toy given to kids to help provide comfort during a difficult time.
2. What items are Needed to Create Love Bundles?
*Backpacks/ Duffel Bags *Toothpaste *Toothbrushes *Hair Brushes/Combs *Body Wash *Shampoo/ Conditioner *Deodorant *Sanitary Napkins *Shaving Cream *Blankets *Toys (all ages)
3. Who will this project help?
Love Bundles will help children entering foster care, homeless children and children whose families have limited resources.
4. Why is this project important?
Children of all ages need a little comfort while going through a difficult time, whether it is a child being taken out of their home in the middle of the night with nothing but the clothes on their back, or that child living on the streets or maybe their family just can’t afford the basic needs.

Paz de Cristo

Paz de Cristo Food Box Distribution
Saturday, October 28, 11am – 1pm
Food box distribution. Safety and our mission require that volunteers dress modestly and comfortably with closed–toed shoes (no bare shoulders, spaghetti straps or bare midriffs, no short-shorts, no sandals, flip flops, high heels, or open-toed shoes). Due to the nature of volunteer tasks, we suggest that volunteers be at least 12 years old. Volunteers who are 12-15 years old should be accompanied by an adult.