Jaynet has been coming to the site for almost a year not just for food, but also for friendships. “A friend from First Baptist Church Justin was delivering Thanksgiving baskets (Gobble Kits) last year and there was a Feed the Need Missions flier in there. I wasn’t wanting to come out for the food, but the lady told me some people come out just to visit,” Jaynet said.

She loves to bring cookies with her every week to bless those who come through the line for food. “I was use to blessing folks with cookies, and thought delivering to Feed the Need Missions would be a great way to start building relationships,” she said. And it has. It also helps her to get out of the house once a week. And she said, “cookies make people smile and I like to make people smile.”

“Feed the Need Missions has allowed me to meet and get to know people I never would have met before. I am 81 years old and like to serve others. I sometimes stay for the video at the end (Table Talk).” Jaynet has grown by being able to bring a smile to others. It fills her heart with so much joy that she continues to bring cookies every week and enjoys a burger while fellowshipping with others.

Donna has been serving with Feed the Need Missions over the past few months when she’s in Bastrop. She has attended the last two Galas and this year will be attending her third. “My mom has brought me back to Bastrop because of her health. I went for the training and when I’m in Bastrop I come to serve and participate,” she said. “I currently live in Florida. My husband is involved serving and I wanted something more to do while I’m here in Bastrop.”

With a joyful heart Donna shared this “I’m starting to build relationships little by little. I had the impression there wasn’t as many homeless in Bastrop. I am learning more about people that I wouldn’t usually talk to. You guys are meeting more than just a physical need. Your helping with social, and emotional needs as well. I am grateful to be here with my new friends. It brings me a lot of joy.”

Brandy has been serving at the Justin site since 2017. Her and her husband Daniel accepted the Site Coordinator role this past year. Brandy has struggled with addiction and depression throughout her young adult life. The past three years Brandy has been working diligently to get her life back on track.

Because of her transformation, her struggles are far less dramatic compared to when she first started serving with Feed the Need Missions. “I have come to realize I truly am a new creature in Christ and the OLD really has GONE. Today, I focus on moving past what I used to be, and growing more into who I want to be. Feed the Need Missions has offered encouragement and accountability in my victories and struggles. It has truly become my forever family,” she said.

Feed the Need Missions has led her to grow in Christ by offering a discussion with lessons during Table Talk each week. Brandy said, “It has inspired my growth through scripture, fellowship, and prayer. I have grown in Christ through this ministry by loving volunteers and others who participate in the community.”

“I am gratefully thankful for Feed the Need Missions in helping me see who I really am, learning more about Jesus, and the transformation that has happened in my life.”

Cindy was born and raised in Mississippi. After 27 years of marriage and three beautiful adult children, she found herself divorced and alone. The downward cycle in her life started. She began to question her own worth, feeling thrown aside her whole life.

“After several years of self pity I put myself back into Church” she said. Every Sunday, she kept feeling this little tug, “Do something, Anything.” Cindy wasn’t sure what that “something” was so she ignored it for some time, knowing she needed to give of herself in some way.

A little over a year ago, after emptying her home and selling almost everything she had, she moved to Bastrop to be closer to her kids. Life can get very lonely living in a town where you are a stranger. Cindy would see her kids once a week or so, but had no other commitments the rest of the week. One day, she bit the bullet and came to a training to learn more about Feed the Need Missions.

“I have been with Feed the Need Missions around nine months now. Getting involved changed my perspective. It’s very easy to lose proper focus and dwell on the wrong things. It’s so easy to feel sorry for yourself. Until which time you realize, you have everything you need in Jesus. Getting involved helped me see that,” she said.

“At the site, I am amazed at our volunteers. I see the love in the eyes of each helper, something that didn’t happen over night but has taken time to develop. The hugs and the laughs and the tears are priceless. In the short time I have been a part of Feed The Need Mission, I have seen more and more people stay for Table Talk, because they want more. I see more people sharing their story because it is a very loving and comfortable setting. It has always amazed me, that it doesn’t matter if one person wants ten burgers and ten hot dogs, we never run out! That is Divine, not proper planning. Gods work is being done,” Cindy said.

Lisa currently serves at our Bastrop South site with her husband Jeff. They have four wonderful children.

She became aware of Feed the Need Missions through Jason, Vice President of Feed the Need Missions, who attends the same church as Lisa and Jeff. Upon getting re-married to Jeff, she fortunately did not have to continuing working, therefore she’s able to volunteer her time at several worthy organizations.

“I have been serving with Feed the Need Missions for a few months, but it has truly impacted me. I have always struggled being around people who are “different” than me, or what I am used to. I get uncomfortable and do not know how to act or what to say,” she said. Feed the Need Missions provided the platform to help her reach outside of her comfort zone.

“I have prayed and been granted the ability to see others thru the eyes of Christ. I’m naturally a compassionate person, but this organization allows me the opportunity to truly be a disciple. I have become less judgmental, more compassionate, and happier! I have seen God moving in those we serve,” Lisa added.

Feed the Need Missions’ ministry is simply, to feed people. We provide a hot meal on a weekly basis in communities across Texas. This weekly meal allows us to build long-lasting relationships and proclaim the love and message of Christ.

Feed the Need Missions depends on our volunteers. Without our dedicated team of volunteers, we would not be able to serve our communities like we do.

We need your help! Join us in your community or surrounding area. Come check out the site and serve with us and you will be hooked!

Check out what a few of our volunteers have said about Feed the Need Missions:

“You guys have helped me by feeding me and being there for me. I love the fellowship.” – Henry, Bastrop South Site

“My favorite part of Feed the Need Missions is the prayer warriors. We are quick to see someone in need, maybe with their budget – needing food or maybe with their health – needing a touch from the Lord.” – Brandy, Justin Site

“Feed the Need Missions has helped me with my relationship with Christ. It’s my new family. I enjoy being with the volunteers and their excitement about serving and being Christ like!” -Joseph, Giddings Site

“You guys have been there for me for several years now. You’re my family and are always there when I need something, especially prayer. I love to serve and Feed the Need Missions provided the outlet to serve.” -Eunice (momma), Bastrop North Site

“I love to see the smiles on kids face when they come for a burger. I feel like I am doing something good for my community.” -Alma, Stony Point Site

“God tells us to feed, and we feed. He tells us to make His name known, and we do. He tells us to love and pray for others, and that’s my favorite part. Feed the Need Missions has impacted my life and has show me how to be a more compassionate person.” – Christy, Storyteller

“We love because He first loved us, can’t get any better than that. We love on folks and watch God change their hearts through a burger.” – Tim, Smithville Site

“My heart is full when I serve at Feed the Need Missions. It’s simple and has changed my life.” – Ronnette, Newark Site

“We all struggle and want to be heard. Feed the Need Missions has created that platform to allow us (volunteers) and them (those we serve) to be prayed for and do life with. It brings me hope week after week.” – Larry, Bastrop South Site

“Love God and Love Neighbor are two sides of the same coin. Inseparable. Feed the Need Missions volunteers are a shining example of this.” – Brandon, N. Ft Worth Area Program Coordinator

Each of us have unique talents and gifts to share with our communities. Feed the Need Missions provides a simple, yet powerful way to serve in a loving environment. Join us and make a difference beside others who also have a heart for Jesus, and love for people. Find your community meeting place today, and begin your journey making difference with Feed the Need Missions!

Sheila lives in Justin, Texas and currently attends the Justin site. She and her husband have been attending since Fall of 2017. Her husband, John, worked with our Site Coordinator Daniel who invited John to come for a burger. Sheila had just gotten out of the hospital when she was she received a burger from her husband.

After several months of healing, Sheila came to the site to serve. She was physically limited on how to help because of her two broken ankles. Over time she’s been able to stand on her feet and serve with joy. “Feed the Need Missions has helped me get outside of my four walls (house),” Sheila joyfully said.

Feed the Need Missions has impacted her by providing a new family, “one that I love AND they love me back,” she said. “My favorite part is the fellowship and volunteering. It has given me a sense of worth and also has provided support in my faith, hope and encouragement. It’s not as scary now to step out in faith,” Sheila added.

Just a few short minutes before this photo was taken, Henry was diligently working with our grilling team to help feed others who come to Feed the Need Missions Bastrop South Site. “I started coming a year ago and I wasn’t able to financially make it here every week, so I came when I was able too,” Henry said. “Because of giving back, God has blessed me with side jobs so I’ve been able to come more regularly.”

Henry comes to our Bastrop South Site to feed himself both physically and spiritually. He looks forward to our Table Talk time and enjoys the weekly fellowship. With a smile on his face he said “You guys have helped me by feeding me and being there for me. I love the fellowship and being able to stay for Table Talk.”

“If I can, I like to do what I can to help. I take food to my neighbors and an elderly couple whose wife has dementia. I am now better equipped to share the gospel with them when I drop their food off,” he said.

Feed the Need Missions is grateful for people like Henry who work beside us to provide for our community. Click HERE to find a site near you and join us in Feeding The Need.

Training is essential to help maintain consistency in the mission God has called us to. We have designed four levels of training to help equip and empower volunteers to be effective in Feed the Need Missions.

Currently for August we have three scheduled training opportunities: August 11th, August 18th, and August 31st. These training sessions are for anyone who wants to learn more about Feed the Need Missions and for existing volunteers. Children are welcome to participate and a light lunch will be served.

Join us for one of the training sessions in your area.

SITE TRAINING INFORMATION

Bastrop Area: Site Volunteer Training
Saturday, August 11th, 2018
10:00am – 1:00pm

Bastrop Christian Church
1106 Church Street
Bastrop, Texas 78602

Please contact Jace Allen at 512-621-9928 to RSVP or with questions.

Ft Bend Area: Leadership Training
Saturday, August 18th 9:00am – 12:00pm

Sobre a Rocha
22123 Katy Freeway
Katy, Texas 77450

Please contact Gustavo at 713-518-3275 or Jonah Beyer at 512-988-8365 to RSVP or with questions.

Denton Area: Leadership Training
Friday, August 31st, 2018
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Private Residence
12216 Arbor Lake Road
Rhome, Texas 76078

Please contact Brandon Phifer at 214-535-6373 to RSVP or with questions.

Alma is a single mom to Jacqueline, her 19 year old daughter from Stony Point. She got pregnant at the age of 22 and continues to raise her daughter on her own with the help of family. She was born in Mexico and came to Texas when she was just a year old.

In May of 2019 Feed the Need Missions will celebrate two years of serving the Stony Point community were Alma and Jacqueline reside. Alma joined us one evening for food and fellowship and three weeks later she began serving on the food line where she’s now the “line leader.” “Serving fills my heart with joy. I like seeing the people gather together,” Alma said.

Alma came to the site physically hungry, but also struggling with brokenness. Growing up in poverty and living with her parents and siblings, she was wanting to help her community but didn’t know how. “There’s a lot of crime here and kids running everywhere that are hungry,” she said. “All I wanted to do was help people, and now I can because you guys come and spend time with us when it seems like no one cares for our community.”

And then..

Just a few weeks after Alma began serving at the Stony Point site, her daddy passed away and she found herself depressed and not having anyone to talk too. “You guys were here for me,” she said. “I can come here and know that I am with people who care about me. You helped me through a tough time. Thanks for being there.”

Thank you Alma! Feed the Need Missions is proud to have you on our team.