What an incredible night we had for The Beyond Gala. We are “Beyond Thankful” for those who gave, participated, prayed and were involved. In a short time of 1 1/2 hours we raised $80,000. With this being our first virtual Gala we are incredibly thankful. Feed the Need Missions has been feeding people physically and spiritually for ten years! We continue to see God grow the ministry and those we serve. Here are a few quotes from people over the last 10 years:

“I never thought Bastrop would have something like this., I came back to Bastrop with the clothes on my back and my two dogs. You guys helped me in many ways. It doesn’t matter your race, what you look like, or who you are you still feed them.” – Joe

“We are a large family. My husband works full time and I take care of the children. Sometimes it’s hard to feed seven people.” – Vasquez Family

“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. Thank you for accepting me into the family.” – Brandy

We still need your help to continue feeding people physically and spiritually. Our goal for next year is to continue reaching people with the gospel, starting new sites, and putting together a marketing team to help us grow. Will you help us finish raising our goal of $150,000? People like Joe, The Vasquez Family and Brandy need physical and spiritual feeding. Help us raise $70,000 to meet our goal.

Here’s how you can help:

– Donate online HERE
– Mail a check: PO Box 1542 Bastrop, Texas 78602
– Pray for the ministry!

Thank you for an impactful 10 years of serving people physically and spiritually. We couldn’t do this without your help and the support from the communities.

September is Disaster Preparedness Month, and this year we are encountering two disasters in September: COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura. What an adventure we have been on and very grateful for the relationships we are building. Please pray with us, for us, those affected, and those who may be affected by this upcoming season.

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 130: 1-2

O Lord, you have surely heard the cry of those directly affected by these disasters. We also present to you our prayers for those wanting to assist, and those who are assisting in the relief. Lord, give them the strength to continue in adverse conditions.

Lord we pray for those who will provide clinical care and support to the wounded. Lord, give them the skills and fortitude to work long hours with limited resources.

For those who have and will bury the dead and comfort their loved ones. Lord, give them compassion and a heart for mercy.

For those who will organize acts to aide in relief. Lord, give them prudence and patience to understand needs. We also pray for those that have been invited to the journey to provide relief services, medical care, and hot meals. Give them all the gifts of compassion and charity in their coverage.

Hear us, merciful God that through this time of tragedy for those most affected, those who will be affected, and who have lost so much in previous disasters, that they will know of Your presence and learn of the Holy Spirit’s comfort. We ask that all Christians will remember their struggling brothers and sisters, and contribute the time to assist them in their continuing need. May our prayers rise up like incense for those affected by disaster, especially those who have lost their lives previously. For the families of the loved ones and for the lives who will be affected this season.

In Jesus Name we Pray, Amen.

Disaster brings a whirlwind of emotion, physical challenges, and perspective. Whether you’re a resident of the town that just went through a disaster, or a volunteer that traveled hundreds of miles to come and help; one thing is always obvious, God is moving and at work no matter what the circumstances.

We’ve had the privilege of serving Jennings, LA in response to Laura, the Category 4 Hurricane that ripped through Southwest Louisiana. Our purpose in serving is not only to provide a hot meal and lend a listening ear, but to instill hope to the community by bringing people from all walks of life together with one common purpose. This week people have served with us that own large businesses, work at grocery stores, are homeless on the street, and everything in between. What makes this special? The way Jesus uses all of us as the body to provide hope to a community devastated physically, but also spiritually.

Take for example a resident named Royce. Because of his appearance and where he lives, one might assume Royce to be experiencing extreme poverty. But when you give him a spatula and he gets to flip burgers for people in his community, that impoverished spirit quickly dissipates and he brings joy to all of those around him!

A middle school girl named Zyla, showed all of us what boldness looks like. If you had the chance to partner with her while serving, this is what you would’ve witnessed: With a calm and quiet voice she would gently proclaim that her name is Zyla and she is so thankful that you’re here today. Then she would almost robotically go down the checklist…ask for the guests name, fill in the order sheet with the food the family desires, and note what kind of vehicle they are in to make sure the food got back to them. But what happened next is profound. This little girl would reach her hand inside the car and grab the hand of the person she was talking to. She would then look the adult in the eye and say, “now I’m going to pray for you.” I watched an adult male start crying as she just poured words of encouragement over him.

THIS, my friends is why we do what we do. It’s not so that Feed the Need Missions can come and be heroes in a town that we’ve never heard of before. It’s to be a vessel that allows local people to minister to those in their own communities! When we follow Jesus, He often leads us to do things that have greater impacts on those around us than us ourselves. Be encouraged, and encourage others and let His love shine through you ALWAYS!!

Who doesn’t like Steak or Chicken? Kansas City meal boxes consist of Steak and Chicken, twice baked potatoes and a yummy sweet treat. Just enough to feed you and a guest or two. Don’t forget to invite a guest or two since you will have extra food.

Josh Matthews drove to his work site every morning for several weeks. Each time he would pass by a snow cone place sitting in a parking lot that is considered the “Heart of Texas.” Over the course of a couple of weeks he stopped and got more information about the area and their hopes for building up the small community. Feed the Need Missions was mentioned in conversation and the Justin team was offered a grassy spot in the corner parking lot.

Josh wrestled with the idea of moving the site but in prayer and confirmation between him and Site Coordinator Daniel, they took the offer and were approved to begin serving the community. The first week they began serving meals a man stopped and offered a financial donation to Feed the Need Missions. “If we weren’t at that location we would probably have missed that opportunity,” Josh and Daniel agreed.

This site is now meeting at:
PARKING LOT OF JUSTIN STATE BANK
412 S HWY 156 N
Justin, TX 76247

Join them every Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm for a hot meal and discipleship.

Seven year old Kate wanted to make some money this summer for her own spending, but also to give back to her community. Exploring ideas, she decided to use her creativity to make bracelets. Faithful community members came together to support Kate’s entrepreneurial spirit and bought several bracelets for her to pass out to people visiting our Bastrop sites. Kate just wanted to put a smiles on people’s faces.

“Well, I wanted to make bracelets because I thought it would be fun way to earn money and I just thought people would like it. I know a lot of people I know support Feed the Need Missions, and I thought they would like the opportunity to support Feed the Need Missions and get a bracelet too!
I’m glad I was able give bracelets to people at Feed the Need Missions because it seemed to brighten their day.”

Kate spent her money wisely while tithing to her church and giving money to Feed the Need Missions to continue feeding people physically and spiritually. Thank you, Kate for giving back and supporting Feed the Need Missions. If you would like to give back like Kate, click this LINK to read more about ways you can help our communities.

As school approaches there is so much anxiety of the unknowns due to COVID. As one mom says, “School is an outlet for my kids to have social activity and to make friends, and I don’t want to take anymore from them.”

We at Feed the Need Missions knows the implication of going back to school. And some families struggling making the decision to homeschool. Some that we serve have even lost their jobs and are in desperate need for assistance. However the anxiety of school starting is a challenging time. We will continue to serve during this challenging time feeding people physically and spiritually and offering prayer.

As we wind down from summer and decisions are being made we are praying for you! A mom who we serve that has asthma and high risk children said, “My older daughter and I both have asthma, and we don’t feel comfortable taking that risk. As a single mom I need your prayers on making the best decision for our family.”

We are so excited to announce our Tickets are now on sale for The Beyond Gala.

This year event will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We invite you to join us for a fun MASKerade party celebrating our 10 years of ministry. Celebrate an evening of diamonds and masks, music from Cory Morrow, mystery prizes, and a delicious meal including a wine & cheese basket sent to your house!

Let’s party together virtually from the comfort of your own home, or even someone else’s home! COVID has given us an incredible opportunity to have a Gala like never before. Be a part of the change alongside of us as we continue growing and reaching more people for His Kingdom!

Full Table (8 meals) – $800 | Household (2 meals) – $250

To purchase tickets and for more information visit feedtheneed.org/gala

After weeks of splashing in the sun, and going on vacations, educators and children are heading back to school. As we enter into a new school year, we ask that you join us in prayer. For some students, school is a safe place away from home, and for others it’s filled with fear. This year as we move forward with COVID, school may look a little different for students and teachers. We ask for the 2020-2021 school year that all students and educators (including parents) are covered in prayer throughout the world.

We are blessed to have educators to pour into our students. To teach them, to love them, to show compassion and mercy. But now we also have parents who are being educators at home because of COVID. We thank you all for the time spent investing in your/our children.

Here’s a few bible verses to help guide you in prayer:

1. Pray for Peace (Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:6-7; Romans 5:1).
2. Pray for Protection (2 Thessalonians 3:3; Psalm 46:1; John 17:15; Psalm 91)
3. Prayers for Perspective (Galatians 2:20; Matthew 28:18-20; Philippians 1:21; Colossians 3:1-2; Ephesians 3:17-20)
4. Pray that the students and educators will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one. Help them to see life–and every challenge–through His eyes.

Thank you for joining us in prayer.

Pray with us this summer as our staff and volunteers continue serving.

Loving God, Creator of all times and places, we thank you for the gift of summertime,
the days of light, warmth and leisure.

As we open our eyes and ears to the landscape of nature and people, open our hearts to receive all as a gift. Give us that insight to see you as the Divine Artist. Help us to realize and appreciate that you are laboring to keep all in existence.

And warm our souls with the awareness of your presence. Let all the gifts we enjoy this summer
deepen our awareness of your love so that we may share this with others and enjoy
a summertime of re-creation and building your kingdom.

This is our prayer for everyone we serve with, donors, guests, and prayer warriors. And for our cities. states, and countries.