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Hunger Run: Thank You!

Thank you to Legacy Church for coordinating a Hunger Run event!  This took place Saturday April 2 in the morning where members from Legacy Church and the community gathered to run a 5K and/or family fun run to raise money for the Round Rock location. 

Hunger Run: Thank You! | Mission U-Too

Both race options benefited Mission U-Too to help feed people Physically and Spiritually in the community of Round Rock where we give away free meals every Saturday. 100% of the proceeds raised went to Mission U-Too Round Rock.

We appreciate your support, hard work and talent in making this event a success. And THANK YOU to the runners who ran to fight for hunger. 

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Alesia’s Story

At Mission U-Too our mission is simply to feed people both physically and spiritually. Christ called us to meet our neighbor’s physical needs by providing a meal for them each week. Even more, He called us to share the message of Christ.

The burger is just the method, but the real change happens when people experience the love of Christ.


Alesia

Meet Alesia

“My name is Alesia. I am the proud mother of two great kids: Anthony and Maria. I have been a single mother since my children were 1 and 3 respectively. I am from Detroit, Michigan and we have lived in Texas for 7 years. I went through a divorce, lost my job, my car and my house, and have been homeless a few times. Every one of our friends and family walked out of our lives. But God was with us.

One day, someone told me that there was a group of people at Hernandez Middle School that was giving away free food to anyone who wanted some. I was working at the time so we were not in need of food, but something compelled me to stop. That’s when our lives changed. We were desperately seeking friendships and fellowship. We were accepted and cherished and loved and treated like our lives had purpose and meaning. One of the greatest joys that I have experienced with Mission U-Too has been introducing others to this wonderful ministry. What’s more, is the impact that Mission U-Too has made on my children. My kids are finding mission and purpose from seeing people who love Jesus “give themselves away.” I thank God for leading His people (volunteers) and for their surrender to the vision of bringing the love of our Father to the people of Round Rock, becoming His hands and feet to our hurt and dying world.”


feedtheneed-final2014-tiltWith your help, Mission U-Too will continue to feed the need and provide a safe place where people can receive a hot meal each week and be accepted as they are. Even further, your gift of $25, $50, or $100 will impact more lives with the gospel.

Thank you for giving today, and making a difference in the lives of in the lives of families like Alesia’s!

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Featured in the Statesman

Mission U-Too Round Rock was featured in the Statesman a few weeks ago check out the link and check out what is happening at our Round Rock location. Our Round Rock location started last December and it is a blessing to watch it grow and see how Jesus is using foolish people like us to further His Kingdom.

Clicking the image below to check out the article!

 

 

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Serving without judgment

by Christy Beyer, Mission U-Too

Helen has been going to Mission U-Too Round Rock ever since we started. Helen has 3 boys and 1 girl. She’s married and lives in a trailer park. Her husband works off shores and comes home a few times a month. Helen caught my attention the first day I saw her. I sat with her family to get to know them more and to tell them about Mission U-Too. Helen has a huge heart for others. She will give her last egg in the refrigerator for someone to eat.

Helen had a rough up bringing. She shared stories with me that I couldn’t quite relate to because I never experienced what she did. She also ran away from home at a young age and lived on the streets. She even sold her body for money. She tells me “if I need something I know how to get it.” Helen got caught up in drugs and was running from God. Now Helen has a home and a family that loves her and a husband that treats her like his queen.

God brought Helen and her family to Mission U-Too to teach me a few things. One was don’t judge! All of my thoughts about her were negative and my thoughts were not even true. I saw a person on the outside and not on the inside. I am quick to judge people and the bible tells us God is our judge. The other lesson I learned was to love them where their at. I can’t change a person but Jesus can. Immediately because of me judging her I had a cold heart towards her.

Now, Helen and I talk every Saturday. We hug each other, and I pray for her and her family every Saturday. Helen no longer lives the lifestyle I thought she lived. Her heart is changing and God is going to do something in her life that no one can understand. I already see Him working in her because she is no longer a negative person. She’s become very loving and has opened up to me about her struggles and finances. Now she can say that all my bills are caught up even our trailer payment. She doesn’t know how it all happened, but I do. God is working! I’m excited to see what God is going to do in her and her families life and also how God is going to use her to teach me.

Helen also serves with us. If she’s not out talking to people she will be serving. Her children are also getting involved in serving the food. My heart is full of joy watching them serve their community!


Christy Beyer is Jonah’s wife and serves by his side every week she helps with mentoring the women and family’s that Mission U-Too touches.

Send Christy a note at christy.beyer@feedtheneed.org.

Showing that you care

By Chas Winckel, Round Rock Site Coordinator

Three quick stories from Mission U too. A little girl jumped out of the truck and was headed toward the serving line. She had a hop in her step and a smile on her little 20 month old face. Her Dad wasn’t walking with the same confidence. You see, this week his employer had cut his hours by 30%. His check was small and was spent paying his electric bill. His dilemma was heat or groceries! Not only did we feed him but we also sent him home with some food.

Another lady came and got a hamburger. She was by herself. I sat down at the table to talk with her. She was grateful for the food. We talked a little bit longer then she asked if she could bring her neighbors over here to eat. She thanked us when we said “of course”, and then left and came back in a few minutes. She brought 5 children over and said that their mother didn’t cook a lot on the weekends and that they usually didn’t eat.

A father of 4 with 2 boys and 2 girls saw our sign for free food and stopped to talk to us. He said that he was a chef and that he would like to help us out when he could. We asked them if they wanted to eat, and after giving them a plate, we talked about where he worked as a chef. He had been laid off almost 4 months earlier and they were juggling to pay bills and buy food. They were so grateful for the food.

These 3 stories touched my heart. You see, these 3 families didn’t look like they needed a free meal. After spending time with them, I realized it wasn’t about the meals at all, but they just wanted to know that someone cared.