Broken Chains Ministry

Monthly Newsletter – December 2017

Broken Chains Weekly Wednesday Outreach

Every Wednesday evening Broken Chains holds a homeless outreach in Myron Levitt Park (the old JC Park). The park is at Eastern and Sahara and you are invited to join us any Wednesday evening. We start at 5:30pm and finish approximately 7:30-8:00. Everyone is welcome to come; children too!

We start with worship, followed by a short message by Pastor Cody or Kevin Chapman, and then we serve a complete BBQ meal to all the homeless in attendance.

We also hand out snacks, socks, sleeping bags, hats & gloves in winter; and have clothing & hygiene items laid out for the homeless to select from.

There are lots of things for the volunteers to do; BBQ and serve food, hand out whatever we bring that week, visit & pray with the homeless, help with clean-up.

We would love to have you and your family or friends join us any Wednesday. Just show up; you don’t have to notify us. If you would like to cook for an outreach we do need to know at least a week in advance. Please contact us if you wish to cook and we will give you all the details.

Other Highlights

Thanksgiving in the Park

Wednesday night 11/22 we held a surprise Thanksgiving in the park for the homeless. Pastor Cody and several of our volunteers cooked turkeys and all the trimmings and brought everything to the park. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino provided all the side dishes and desserts (oh my.. those desserts were wonderful!!) They provided servers to coordinate everything, serve the homeless and clean up afterward and they also brought many volunteers to help with the event!!

Thank you, Hard Rock, for your concern for the less fortunate in our city!!

Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Bags!!!

Now that the cold weather is here, we are in great need of sleeping bags for the homeless. Please prayerfully consider donating sleeping bags to the ministry (old or new, 1 or 20, everything helps).If you can help, please contact us through our website.

Thanking you ahead of time!!! (Check out this link to purchase inexpensive good quality sleeping bags).

To date, we have received 210 sleeping bags. A big thank you to all of those who donated to Broken Chains; GOD IS GOOD!!!

Hats & Scarfs for the Homeless

We have several ladies who knit & crochet for the ministry and we are collecting yarn to make hats & scarves for the homeless in our community. If you go to Hope Church just bring the yarn to church and leave it for Broken Chains in the lobby.

If you don’t go to Hope Church but would like to assist in this project, please contact us for further information on where to send your donation.

If you are an avid knitter, please consider knitting or crocheting hats & scarves and sending them to us.

Other Key Events That Happened This Last Month

  • We want to thank Delores and her group, TRUEID, for cooking for our Wednesday outreach on 11/8.
  • Our Two Lunch Tuesday program has now collected 11,047 lunches this current school year!!! Thanks to all the participating schools, kids & parents!!
  • We want to thank Food Pro for donating chips and snacks twice a month!!
  • We want to thank Panera Bread for their weekly donation of bread and sweets.
  • We want to thank all of our faithful volunteers & sponsors; without them, we would not be able to operate.
  • We also want to thank all of those who financially support the ministry; again we would not be able to do what we do without these individuals.

December Prayer and Praise List

  • Prayer: Please continue to pray for Pastor Dan, as he is doing better and better each day.
  • Prayer: Please pray for the Chapel family; Chris, Laura and their children as they continue to struggle with illnesses.
  • Prayer: Please pray for Morris Chapman as he battles illness.
  • Prayer: Please pray for our country and our president; that he will guide our country in Godly ways.
  • Prayer: Please prayerfully consider becoming a financial partner with Broken Chains, as Christmas is fast approaching and we need all the help we can get to put on this event.
  • Praise: Thank you for all of our wonderful board members!!
  • Praise: Thank you to all of our sponsors & donors who keep Broken Chains afloat!!!
  • Praise: Thank you, Jesus, for always providing for your ministry. Philippians 4:19.

YOU’RE ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN US

Volunteers

Volunteers

Everyone is invited to attend our weekly Bible study and BBQ. It is held at Myron Levitt Park (the old JC Park) on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. The park is just north of the intersection of Eastern Avenue & Sahara Avenue. If you would like more details including a Google map, please visit our website contact page. Come and join us any Wednesday!

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