As the school year is fast approaching the youth of the capital district decided to hit the streets of Austin, TX to serve the less privileged among us on Saturday, August 8, 2015. A diverse group from North, East, West and South Austin gathered at Simpson UMC early in the morning for prayer and a quick reminder of what was expected to happen that day.
The youth and adult volunteers were reminded of the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 25:35: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
The youth were then sent out for mission work in the area. The served at Open Arms Homeless Ministry at University UMC, Hope Austin Disaster Relief, Queen Lola's and some stayed at the FreeStore Austin where they served people in various needs. The mission time was followed by an awesome worship, testimony sharing and a great inspirational word at Simpson UMC. This event was the beginning of something new and a reminder for all of us in the Capital District about our heart for mission work.
This article was written by Capital District Yooth Coordinator Solange Woodson