Life in the City UMC, a new Church start in Austin, is looking for a van or bus to help transport children to the church for worship, Sunday School and a creative arts class.
Once a month, Life in the City goes to the Meadowbrook Apartments down the street from the campus to host a creative arts class. Approximately 30 children from this low-income community participate once a month. Children as young as four and as old as eleven started to ask volunteers for rides to the church because they wanted to participate in worship services.
“We do music on Sunday morning for them. Then pull-out chapel time during the sermon,” said Rev. Val Sansing. “We feed them too. There’s a lot of food issues with kids in these situations. We’re very conscious to give them good nutrition. We send them home with a sack-lunch as well.”
Life in the City hopes to expand this outreach mission with a donated bus or van, or one at the lowest price possible. The church realizes that the larger financial burden will be paying for the insurance.
Diverse Hispanic, White, African American and Muslim children are expected to receive blessings from this ministry as the program grows. Currently, 3-5 volunteers drive their own vehicles to Meadowbrooks to pick up the children. Life in the City realizes that the only way this ministry will continue expand is with a donated vehicle.
If you would like to donate your church’s unused vehicle, please contact Rev. Val Sansing at 512-963-1631.