Here is a summary of M&LO activity from January to March.
•The committee is gearing up for the Rebuilding Together build that will take place Saturday April 29. This will help improve lives of the disabled, veterans, elderly, and low-income families with children in Howard County who can no longer afford to keep up with repairs. CMPC is a sponsor again this year.
•Members of the committee visited Home of Our Own that provides furniture and household items at no cost to individuals and families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing in Howard County. This is a new mission partner with opportunities for volunteers to lend a hand in their warehouse.
•The committee approved funds to support scholarships at CMPC Preschool.
•On the fourth Monday of every month, volunteers continue to provide and serve hot dinners, at the Grassroots Day Resource Center in Laurel that serves the homeless in our community. This is an ongoing mission that welcomes new volunteers.
•The committee made a donation to support the mission of Dustin and Holly Garner at OneEleven Ministries in Kansas City where they are preparing interns to sing and pray the Bible and share God’s goodness through evangelistic outreaches.
•In response to the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the committee matched
generous contributions from the congregation which was sent to Mercy Corps to support relief efforts.
•The committee continues to support Sharon Kandel, PCUSA Mission worker who is the Regional Liaison for Horn of Africa based in Southern Sudan. Here is a link to her most recent newsletter
All of this work would not be possible without the generous support of our congregation for which we are very grateful and appreciative.