Celebrate Jesus Festival
Serving 18,000 people in South Texas.
On November 12th, 2011, HEH and 200 other ministries partnered with Way of the Cross Minsitries to have the Celebrate Jesus Festival. Accoring to Ben Butler, founder and director of WOTC, approximately 18,000 people came and were fed. In addition, each family was able to leave with 30lbs of groceries. 2,360 volunteers participated, making this a collossal event.
The Celebrate Jesus Festival offered free health screenings, music, games, prizes, toys and candy, all for free. In addition, free clothing was given away.
The Big Feed
WOTC feeds 8-10,000 people in Mexico
From December 27th-29th, HEH is teaming up with Way of the Cross Ministries to do an outreach called The Big Feed, which will feed 8-10,000 Mexican people.
“The time between Christmas and New Years is a very hard time in the poor areas of Mexico because many of the people don’t have money to do anything for their families for Christmas. It is a time where drugs and alcohol are at their greatest use because people are just not happy because of the condition they are in,” says Ben Butler, director of WOTC.
Welch Christmas Party (click for video)
Reaching out in one of the poorest cities in America
On November 19th, HEH empowered God's Mission Outreach (led by Cora Goldman) to reach out to the people of Welch, WV.
Cora Goldman, Director of God's Mission Outreach says, "HEH has been a great passion with God's Mission Outreach... My people have been given washers and dryers, kitchen stoves and heating stoves. There is such a need. What we need is the love of Jesus, and the love of Jesus comes through HEH reaching out and touching lives."
Together, HEH and God's Mission Outreach were able to reach out to approximately 1,000 people at the outreach, with thousands of lbs of food also going to food banks to continue to help feed the poor.
For footage of the level of poverty in West Virginia, go to our our video that is exclusively on our Facebook page by clicking here.
God's hands extended
Showing God's love to Joplin through caring for pets
One of the areas that is easily forgotten in a post-disaster situation is that of pet care. This may seem insignificant to many, but pet care is essential to those who have lost their family pets during these times. Gleaner's Basket Food Distribution Center is a ministry that has seen this in action.
After the events of the 2010 Joplin Tornado, many people didn't have the resources to continue to care for their pets. At the time, there were only two established kennels in Joplin, both of which were not equipped to step in and take care of the influx of animals that needed it. With HEH's help, Gleaner's distributed pet care products to the 27 churches that is supplies, as well as other ministries, helping out supply hundreds of pet lovers with the food and pet care items that they needed to sustain their pets.
“After the tornado, people were excited to get pet care products!” said Melvin Stat, director of Gleaner's. “We had people that would give donations just to bring a load of pet care items down.”
In addition to churches and ministries, Gleaner's also worked with Faithful Friends, one of the two kennels in Joplin at the time of the tornado. This enabled them to keep going until pets could be reunited with their family.
God cares about every aspect of our lives, not just the big things. Together, HEH and Gleaner's were able to show God's love in a very tangible way!
Mission of Hope
Mission of Hope in Haiti is serious about changing the life of the Haitian people. With all the problems left over from the Earthquake in 2010, MOH’s aid is much needed. HEH has partnered with MOH and Convoy of Hope to warehouse and ship $25,000 in electrical supplies for their new 35,000 sq.ft warehousing facility used to store food for their school feeding program. This building will be dedicated by MOH and Convoy of Hope in January.
Corn for Haiti
30,000 lbs to go to Mission of Hope
Back in 2010, Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed over 250,000 people and displaced one million from their homes. At first the world responded with generosity, but since, Haiti has been forgotten. These people still lack the infrastructure to support themselves, and there are still people starving!
As part of our Change for Haiti program, HEH has received over 30,000 lbs of corn to ship to Haiti. This will feed over 120,000 meals to starving Haitians. We are working in conjunction with Mission of Hope in Haiti to supply food for their feeding initiative. We need your help!
For each dollar that you give, you are helping to feed seven Haitian people. In order to continue this initiative, HEH is dependent on your financial partnership in order to procure more corn to give to the Haitian people.
We ask that you would please consider partnering with us to give meals to these people. For $25, you are providing almost 200 meals to the desperate people of Haiti. We ask that you would consider giving a one time gift of $25 to the people of Haiti and help these people to have a brighter future.
If you would like to partner with us by giving a one time gift, please click here and donate towards this worthy cause!
Hope in Dallas
Providing Hope to Dallas residents through disaster relief
Check out this video about the disaster in Dallas and how we responded to it! Click here
Hope and Encouragement for tornado ravaged towns
HEH responded to the Harrisburg, IL disaster by bringing humanitarian aid. Check out the video here.