Broken Chains Ministry

Monthly Newsletter – January 2018

Broken Chains Annual Christmas Outreach

Our annual Christmas Outreach was a complete and wonderful success!! Kevin Owens and Breslin Builders catered an entire Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, and everyone was able to go back for seconds and even thirds.

Music was provided by Skip, Kevin, DeeAnn & Christina. It was great; they sang all the old favorite Christmas songs and everyone sang along.

Kevin Chapman delivered the sermon and did a super job, as always!

Susie Clinger from IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management-local chapter), and her 3 daughters (Izzy, Abby & Grace) prepared and handed out 100 gift bags filled with all sorts of goodies; non-perishable food items, a hygiene kit, hats, socks, thermal underwear, winter sweatshirts and Christmas cards made by all the children at Twitchell Elementary School (see below).

We at Broken Chains hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas and we wish you all a Happy New Year!!!

Other Highlights

Christmas Cards from Twitchell Elementary School

On December 22nd, Pastor Cody went to Twitchell Elementary School and was presented with over 100 handmade Christmas card to give to the homeless at our Christmas outreach. These cards were made by the children and are a beautiful representation of children wishing goodwill to those less fortunate in our Las Vegas community.

These cards were put in all of the gift bags that were handed out at our Christmas outreach.

PB&J-athon

On December 4th the Basic Academy of International Studies in Henderson held a PB&J-athon (Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Marathon). 5 schools came together and prepared over 2,200 sandwiches to give out to those in need.

The sandwiches were given out to homeless on the streets; Salvation Army; Loaves & Fishes; US Vets; Goodness Gracious Ministry; On the Street; and Broken Chains.

Thank you to all the kids involved; for caring for the less fortunate in our city!! GOD IS GOOD!!

Canned Food Drive by Journey Education

Journey Education, a private school with 60 students, held a canned food drive with the goal of collecting 900 cans to donate to a worthy cause. Well, they collected over 1000 cans of food and donated them to Broken Chains!

On December 20th Katerina Blackwell delivered them to our pantry and we were overwhelmed!! Thank you, kids and parents from Journey Education!!! And a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all of you!

Other Key Events That Happened This Last Month

  • Cody and Bear in their spare time. (See pic)
  • On December 6th Pastor Cody officiated at the Celebration of Life for William Perry, an old friend from his UPS days.
  • At our Christmas outreach, we did an impromptu fundraiser and raised over $500 to go toward rent for one of our park congregation who has 4 small children and is having a rough time making ends meet; thank you to all who contributed!
  • Our Sleeping Bag project collected 335 sleeping bags! Thanks to all who donated!!!
  • Our Two Lunch Tuesday program has now collected 17,613 lunches this current school year!!! Thanks to all the participating schools, kids & parents!!
  • 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.

January 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.
  • Praise: Thank you to 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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