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Missions & Outreach

Missions & Outreach

Lakeview Family is So Very Generous – Thank You

The Missions & Outreach Committee would like to thank EVERYONE who donated to the Christmas toy drive for the Valley View Food Bank.  We had more this year than ever before.

Jesse Ramirez, the director said, “It was the most we had ever collected from LUMC.  You made Christmas for so many children this year. Thank you, thank you.”

The trailer that they came to get the bags of toys in and all the bikes was filled to the brim!  A special thank you to Lynda Johnson and Marva Fife for doing such a good job in organizing and leading the toy drive this year.


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat
Lee Stewart, LUMC Habitat for Humanity Leader, Andrea Northup, the Faith Relations Manager – Habitat for Humanity Central AZ and Jason Barlow, the President/CEO of Habitat for Humanity Central AZ.

Lee Stewart presented the 17 checks, for a total of $3,737.15 to Habitat for Humanity  Central AZ after another successful drive by Lakeview United Methodist Church to collect funds for the Habitat for Humanity projects in the West Valley.

Jason Barlow thanked LUMC for the donations and invited us to become more involved in the builds on the West Side of Phoenix, which have recently started up again. We can participate in the builds (may involve ladders and/or power tools) or we can bring hot lunches to the build sites! He promised that the money we collected will go towards a home in the West Valley and we will be given the address very soon so we can follow the progress of the new home and the family. Stay tuned for more on Habitat for Humanity Adventures.


Heifer Project

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Best wishes to all of you from the Lakeview United Methodist Men. 

Heifer

Together we have made a powerful impact on improving the lives of approximately 160 families around the world.  And many of those have probably “Passed the Gift” by this time.  What a wonderful start of an outstanding program.  But the job isn’t finished.  Heifer International estimates there are about 1 million people that are still living in hunger & poverty.  Now you and I can’t do this by ourselves, but we certainly can make a big difference, as we have the past year.

We have made several opportunities for you to contribute.  The Quarter Tubes, Noah’s “Fill the Ark”, the Flock Sale and presently the “Send a Girl to School” program.  Or, you can simply request a specific gift and leave your donation with any of the Methodist Mens’ Group.  We will make it happen.

Don’t forget to pray for this mission.  With God’s presence and blessing we can move many more people out of the grips of hunger and poverty.