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#GivingTuesday is Back

As the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals wrap up, #GivingTuesday is a reminder to slow down and give back to those in your community.

This #GivingTuesday, we hope to take time to check out our Community Stories and learn a little more about how Feed the Need Missions is making a difference in the lives of so many people in our communities. We also hope that you consider giving a gift so that we can continue to serve in these communities every week.

It’s easy to give today, simply click here to make a donation online.

We are so thankful for our generous donors, and appreciate your support this holiday season.

 


Other Ways to Give

You can also increase your giving impact in the following ways:

Sign up for AmazonSmile. Many of the gifts you are planning to purchase this holiday season qualify for AmazonSmile and you can even use your current Amazon account. Simply go to smile.amazon.com, select Feed the Need Missions as your default organization, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us.

Check with your employer to see if they match donations. This can double or even triple the financial donations or even volunteer hours you generously give to Feed the Need Missions! Search here to see if this is something your employer offers or check with your HR department and ask about matching employee donations.

Give through other revenues. Take a look at our Ways to Give page to learn more about giving to Feed the Need Missions through stocks, planned giving, and more. And feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these various ways to make a difference in our communities.

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A Pledge Update

Check out the video above with the latest updates from Jonah Beyer, Mission U-Too’s President.

The past couple of months, we have been talking about and asking people to partner with us financially each month. Our ask is simple: Can you commit to giving $20 each month?

The ask might be simple, but the impact is huge. When you give $20 a month, you are allowing 10 people to be fed and reached for the Gospel every month. That’s 120 people you are impacting each year, just from giving $20 a month.

On average each community needs $2,500 in monthly pledges to cover all costs. So we set the goal for $20 monthly commitments from 125 people from each community so all our costs are covered and we can focus on pouring into the lives of those who come to Mission U-Too each week.

The progress we have made in less than two months is so encouraging. Currently, we have raised 60% of our overall goal for our six communities. And some individual communities are over 75% funded! Just check out the progress from each of our communities.

 

 

Our goal is within sight, but we still need your help to reach it!

If you haven’t had a chance to sign up to give monthly, it’s not too late. Or maybe you are giving monthly, but you are able to give more. Any amount helps us to continue to serve our local communities and spread God’s love.

Simply click here or the button below to sign up now.

Are you in?

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Extra Help in the Summer

As some of you may already know this familiar face and some may not, this is Cyndi. She lives in Bastrop, Texas and sometimes serves with us at two of our sites.

During the summer the need of food is much greater for this single mom of 3 girls living at home. Cyndi’s girls get fed lunches at school and sometimes breakfast. Now that school is almost out and funds are limited, it gets harder to feed a full meal.

“I’m blessed by Mission U-Too and you guys always being there,” Cyndi recently said. “It’s comforting to know where our next meal will come from. There are weeks that I have to go to two or maybe three of your sites to be able to feed my family.”

Cyndi is one of many families that looks forward to a hot meal. With the summer months approaching and school coming to an end, Mission U-Too increases the amount of meals that are being served, while, many times, giving goes down during the summer months.

We are in need of more funds to be able to support more families, especially on a monthly basis. Can you help and commit to giving monthly and help us be sure to continue serving families like Cyndi’s?

And could you also be in prayer for Cyndi’s family? Cyndi just had her third brain surgery to relieve pressure build up in her spine and brain. She had complications with the surgery and is still on bed rest so she can fully heal. Mission U-Too volunteers have been taking hamburgers to her every Monday to help feed her and her family.

Thank you for making a difference.

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#GivingTuesday

For the past 5 years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been a day to take a break from all the shopping deals and holiday buzz and take time to support charitable organizations near and far.

This #GivingTuesday, we hope to take time to read through some of our stories and learn a little more about how Mission U-Too is making a difference in the lives of so many people in our communities. We also hope that you consider giving a gift so that we can continue to serve in these communities every week.

It’s easy to give today, simply click here to make a donation online.

You can also increase your giving impact by signing up for AmazonSmile. Many of the gifts you are planning to purchase this holiday season qualify for AmazonSmile and you can even use your current Amazon account.

Simply go to smile.amazon.com, select Mission U-Too as your default organization, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us. It is that simple!

We are so thankful for our generous donors, and appreciate your support this holiday season.

 

Give when you shop on AmazonSmile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Mission U-Too!

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, When it prompts you to select a charitable organization type in Mission U-Too before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.

If you have any questions please contact Jonah at jonah.beyer@feedtheneed.org.

P.S. If you would just like to make a donation to Mission U-Too do so by clicking the donate now button.

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Pray, Serve, Give…

As we enter into the Holiday season Mission U-Too feels the needs of our communities more. So many families around the world struggle with the Holiday season approaching and finding themselves in more of a depression mode than a normal day. As the bible tells us in Matthew “man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”.

We need to put our trust in our Savior knowing that He is all we need and we need to share that with others. As Christians we need to make ourselves available to others. Join us in praying for our communities. Pray for God’s divine intervention in your life as to where you need to serve this Holiday season.

Mission U-Too has many opportunities for you to join us, not just for the Holiday’s, but also for spreading the gospel and going out and serving in your community. As you pray for where you need to be serving consider praying with those around you. We need to be the light of this broken world, especially in times like this; as the government is pulling back on funds, so many of those that are on welfare or food stamps will go hungry. Right here in our own back yards!

The bible tells us to give to His kingdom. Not only does that mean your time, but that also means your finances or stuff that is sitting around that others could need. Giving with a givers heart can win a person to Christ. Are you that person? God is calling us believers to step out on Faith and trust in the Lord with or money and our hearts.

Mission U-Too is a non-profit who exists to feed physically and spiritually. We need your help in supporting this mission as we move forward spreading the great news. Now is the time friends, to take the next step and pray, serve and give. Consider and believe in our Ministry; join hands with us to make a difference. Another avenue of missions involvement is generous giving of the money God is blessing you with.

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Pray, Serve, Give…

by Jason Bray, Board Member

Those three actions along with Christ choosing to use us is what makes up a Mission U-Too community.  We can accomplish nothing outside of Christ which is why it is imperative that we pray for the unified direction of these Mission U-Too communities.  Only through prayer can Christ use us to soften the hearts of his children that are in darkness.  This is why I have listed prayer first.  Prayer is powerful, and we’ve seen it work miracles in every place Mission U-Too has been.  So I kindly ask that all of you seek Christ on behalf of Mission U-Too to continue shining light into the darkness where ever He would have us to go.

If you have ever been to more than one Mission U-Too location you’ve experienced how different each one really is in it’s own setting.  Tom in Kingsland is an outspoken individual that is constantly praying to bring Christ to those that don’t have it in his area.  Through prayer God even opened a door for him to bring Jesus into jails where they have no choice but to listen to him, awesome;)  This didn’t all happen by chance, Tom prayed, Tom served, Tom gave, and Christ did and is still going to do amazing things through Tom because Tom’s heart is after Christ.

Rebecca in Bastrop is another example of how prayer can change a person to be more like Christ.  Many of us think of serving, what that may look like for ourselves and our families, but then life happens and we get busy and don’t give it a second thought.  Rebecca fought through this battle, and Christ has used her compassion to reach many people in Bastrop.  She used to be the quietest one around Mission U-Too, and now Christ uses her to actually give the bible lesson and pray for countless people that live in that community.

Chas, George, and the families up in Round Rock have shown true expression of faith through the path that God has taken them to be involved with Mission U-Too.  They wanted to see people changed and lives infected with the love of Christ, and Jesus gave them that opportunity to serve in there community.  Now every saturday at a public school they set up and get to develop relationships that Christ will use to redeem people to himself.  Jesus makes it so easy for us to be used by him, and even more so uses us to actually do good!

WE don’t deserve any of this, nor do any of us in Mission U-Too take credit for anything that has happened and will happen.  Through prayer, serving, and giving we are excited to see how Christ will continue using Mission U-Too for his kingdom.  This is an adventure for us, and we would like to ask you to become a part of that journey beginning with prayer, then serving, and giving.


Jason Bray would lead worship for the Kingsland location when God put it on his hart to take the vision to Bastrop in2010. Thus begin the actual nonprofit being in two different towns with the same purpose. His family lives in Bastrop, Texas and is actively involved with leadership development.

Send Jason a note at jason.bray@feedtheneed.org.