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Canyon Del Oro Bible Church

Serving In Houston, TX
June 27, 2022
Community: Houston, Pasadena
Partner: Faith Center Main, Houston Food Bank, Impact Houston Church of Christ, Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, Memorial Baptist Church
Staff: Gary Espana, Ashley Hendrickson

Welcome to Houston!

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 27, 2022 11:09 AM

We’ve made it to Houston! After a long day of travel and a good nights rest we have settled in. We have completed orientation and are all very excited for the week ahead of us.  

Welcome to Houston!

Day 1 - Preparing for Ministry

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 27, 2022 4:16 PM

This afternoon we hit the town to shop for supplies. We packed Blessing Bags full of snacks, hygiene supplies, and socks to give out later this week to the local homeless community. These kids are organized packing machines! 
Day 1 - Preparing for Ministry

Day 1 - Houston Food Bank

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 27, 2022 10:17 PM

Tonight we processed over 7,500 food items on the late shift at the Houston Food Bank! 

Fun Fact : The Houston Food Bank is the nations biggest food bank, providing food assistance to roughly 800,000 families in an average year.  

“Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” Deu 15:10

Day 1 - Houston Food Bank

Day 2 - Feeding His People

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 28, 2022 5:41 PM

Half of our team joined Loaves and Fishes to help prep, box and pass out 340+ meals to the local homeless community here in Houston. 
Day 2 - Feeding His People

Day 2 - Food for the Community

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 28, 2022 5:54 PM

Half our team joined Impact Houston Food Distribution to help distribute groceries to over 250+ participants. Impact Houston Food Distribution helps supplement groceries for families, churches, kid's homes, and homeless locals twice a week, helping anywhere from 600-1000 each week!  
Day 2 - Food for the Community

Day 2 - Blessing Bags

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 28, 2022 6:02 PM

This team of teenagers hit downtown Houston today to pass out 45 Blessing Bags! We walked all over downtown, meet a lot of beautiful souls and prayed over their prayer request. While in tent city we had a chance to pray over the whole area. 
Day 2 - Blessing Bags

Day 3 - Gotta Have Faith

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 30, 2022 9:14 AM

Faith Center Food Distribution hosted half of our team this morning. We prepped food, restocked the store, and served the local community. 

Day 3 - Gotta Have Faith

Day 3 - Food for Everyone

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 30, 2022 9:22 AM

Loaves and Fishes Lunch Service - over 320+ meals prepared and shared with the local homeless community. Founder Rose Mary Badami answered the call to help the homeless in 1968. Rose Mary had one rule…everyone received food, everyone! Loaves and Fishes is open 6 days a week, serving 300+ adults two meals daily. 
Day 3 - Food for Everyone

Day 3 - Gary’s Coming!

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 30, 2022 9:25 AM

We adapted “Andy’s Coming”! Every time Gary comes into the room the students hit the floor….even at the mall. 
Day 3 - Gary’s Coming!

Day 3 - Water We Up To?

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 30, 2022 9:28 AM

Waterwall Park in Uptown Houston was absolutely beautiful. We definitely had some students end up in the water….can you guess who?
Day 3 - Water We Up To?

Day 3 - Impacting Houston

by Ashley Hendrickson | June 30, 2022 9:35 AM

The whole crew went back to Impact Houston Food Distribution last night.  We loaded food up for over 300+ families, 45+ walk ups and 2 churches. Every family gets fresh produce, meat, milk, eggs, cheese, pantry products, bread and some sweets.  We got to volunteer with another Youth Group from Oklahoma! 
Day 3 - Impacting Houston

Day 4 - Team Time!

by Ashley Hendrickson | July 2, 2022 11:02 AM

Today we started our morning as an entire team at Faith Center Food Distribution. Faith Center has set up their entire system to work like a store. Participants in need get to shop for clothes, household goods, cleaning items and food all for free. Shopping on their own allows participants to feel dignified and have a sense of normalcy during their hard times. 

This afternoon we visited the Holocaust Museum Houston.  

Day 4 - Team Time!

Day 4 - Buc-cee’s

by Ashley Hendrickson | July 2, 2022 11:06 AM

Who goes to Texas without going to Buc-cee’s? 
Day 4 - Buc-cee’s

Day 4 - Wrap Up

by Ashley Hendrickson | July 2, 2022 11:11 AM

Brownie bites, gaga ball, worship, debrief, and team affirmations. 

Y’all have such a great crew, thanks for sharing them with us this week!

Day 4 - Wrap Up

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