02/05/2017 Mission news

Our missions emphasis this month is Love in the Name of Christ of Pierce County (Love Inc). We recently received their report for ministry done in 2016. In it they expressed their appreciation for our partnership as they strive to meet the needs of our neighbors in Pierce County. Here are some interesting statistics:
- 1,203 requests from new families. There were 1,690 adults and 1,549 children residing in those new families.
- Requests have totaled more than $172,538 in financial assistance for various things like rent, utility shut off prevention, gas, personal care items, school supplies. They were able to recruit financial assistance in the amount of $62,901 from partnering churches to meet these needs.
- Their church volunteers have donated over 2,503 hours of manpower to help with the functions of carrying out the ministry.
- This year they held two 16 week Jobs for Life programs
which have had wonderful results.
- They operate Love’s Treasury, a Christian used book store that has many items for sale. It is located at 10213 139th St Ct E. #81 in Puyallup

Please pray for this ministry and their director Sherry Phinisey. If you are looking for a place to volunteer, this would be a great choice. Remember that we will be taking an offering the last Sunday of February for this ministry.