MINISTRIES & MISSIONS
QUILTS & BLANKETS
& THE NEEDY
Many of our ladies get together on Mondays to sew, knit and craft quilts, afghans, blankets, et cetera to give to seniors in our community and those residing at the local Lytle nursing home. These items are also provided, as we become aware of the need, to disabled military (lap blankets for the wheelchair bound) - usually through the VA; and to the needy in and about the counties of Bexar, Atascosa and Medina.
Since 1936, Sunny Glen Children's home has provided a place of refuge and hope where they seek to serve children and families who are hurting by inspiring hope for a better future and by rebuilding trusting relationships that have been lost along the way. In rebuilding trusting relationships, Sunny Glen hopes and prays that their children come to a place of reliance upon God by experiencing the love of Christ in a safe, secure and spiritually focused environment.
To learn more, visit the Home's website at sunnyglen.org.
Our congregation helps support Sunny Glen with a twice a year collection of nonperishable food items and/or personal/home care products unually picked up by the Home in early June and early December. The products the home asks for has run the gamut from shampoo, body wash, paper towels and floor cleansers to powdered and liquid drink mixes, fruit juices, cereals, pancake mixes and syurps and children's snacks like crackers and cookies. In addition we give the home a monetary contribution to help in this good work.
Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort immediately responds to any major disaster in the continental United States. They contact the leadership of local Churches of Christ in or near a major disaster area. If the leadership says their local congregation wants to help, they send and turn over to that congregation truckloads of emergency food, personal hygiene, infant care, water, cleaning supplies, and pallets of additional basic needs, for them to distribute to the disaster victims. These supplies are to be given to anyone affected by the disaster, regardless of race, creed, origin, gender, or religious preference.
To learn more, visit Disaster Relief's website at disasterreliefeffort.org
We send a monthly stipend to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief effort to assist in their efforts to help supply basic needs to those affected by disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, floods, etcetera.
Annually, our congregation helps support the foreign mission efforts of Mt. Comfort Church of Christ, Fayetteville AR in Honduras, Central America by providing all or part of the cost of airfare needed to send one individual to El Paraiso, Honduras. Through this partnership, this mission effort has grown from this one congregation and one minister to a total of six congregations in different communities served by a total of seven ministers.
To learn more, visit Mt. Comfort CoC's website at mountcomfort.org
In addition to this annual support, we also send a monthly stipend which supports one minister - Yoni and his wife and family of the La Union Church of Christ.
The little children taking shelter at the Kakinada Children's Home in India are there to not only have their needs taken care of today but to help them dream of and achieve a life they likely would never see.
Many of the children in the home are victims whose parent(s)' have died of HIV. They are also from broken homes, from abusive relatives and even from homes where their parent(s) have been murdered in front of their eyes. Some have even been beaten or sexually abused. But, by the grace of God, through the home they're saved from further abuse by those who would exploit them through child labor and prostitution.
We now "home" school all our children in order to avoid the indoctrination in Hinduism they were experiencing in government-funded schools
To learn more, visit the the children's home's parent website at churchsquarecoc.com
We at Lytle send a monthly stipend to help support the work of Kakinada Children's Home in India.