Bread of Life is an outreach ministry at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Kerrville, TX which kicked-off on May 16th, 2018. It involves the whole church and is focused on those in our local community in need of food and spiritual support. The ministry, through one-on-one mentoring, provides sharing Jesus Christ in words and action as a food box (as well as toiletries, diapers and clothing) is taken to the homes every other Wednesday..
bread of Life works in partnership with Hill Country Daily Bread Ministry of Boerne, which provides ongoing training and family support.
Most importantly, Bread of Life and Hosanna develop one-on-one relationships with families who are ready to seek a life thru Christ and our volunteers want to make that journey with them. We also expect to learn more about ourselves as we bond with them.
Pray about it. Please check it out. There are volunteer positions for everyone and you might learn something that you can use with someone God has placed in your life.
Each group of our volunteers performs duties which allow Bread of Life to function.
The Logistics Team travels to Boerne every other Wednesday with our covered trailer to collect the supplies from Hill Country Daily Bread’s (HCDB) warehouse., and returns to Hosanna around 3:30 pm.(Learn more about HCDB’s ministry at www.hillcountrydailybread.org.)
The Mentor Distribution Support Team unloads the trailer and lays out each family’s supplies for the mentors to collect. Collection happens between 4:00 and 6:30pm. The support team also collects prayer requests from the families and mentors and records any changes in the families’ needs (changes in number of family members, size changes, medical issues). Mentors collect the supplies at Hosanna and deliver them to the families’ homes. From the first visit, the mentor/family relationship develops and grows over time. Issues which cause broken relationships in the family are identified, prayers are offered and solutions are sought. Mentors also encourage the families to achieve the goals that they have set for the coming year.
The Prayer Team prays for the teams, mentors and families. The team also assists in training mentors on how to pray with their families.
The Training Team conducts training as needed for both volunteers and members of the congregation to make the ministry more effective. Support comes from HCDB in the form of courses and trainers.
May 16, 2018 - Bread of Life Ministry Launch
Today was the first distribution to our new families! All the teams showed up to support our Mentors: Logistics collected the supplies in Boerne’s Hill Country Daily Bread warehouse, Mentor Support was at the church not only to help unload boxes from the trailer and assist Mentors in loading their cars, but also organise our Prayer Circle to send them off with all our blessings.
How Bread of Life Works
Some of the volunteers that attended the first Bread of Life distribution on May 16.
Pictured: Back Row (l to r) Claudia Hilzer, Tim Kuhler, Mike Patterson, Darlene Kuhler, Lori Porter, Stefan Klima, Gerald Schulze, Hank Wulff
Front Row (l to r) Cliff Zeliff, Marcia Patterson, Cathy Willson, Karen Wulff
We sent out 3 mentors with 2 food boxes while a case worker from Hill Country Daily Bread in Boerne was busy in the Barn with new client intakes and mentor/family match-ups. Looks like we are on our way.
May 21,2018 - Poverty Workshop
Volunteer Recruitment was supported by a half-day workshop presented by our partners from Hill Country Daily Bread Ministry. Pat McDaniel and Roger Gonzales walked our congregation through the many aspects of poverty and effective ways to help alleviate it. Watch the video below to feel the power of healing.
April 1, 2018 - The Ministry’s New T-Shirt
T-shirts reflecting the message of our new ministry at Hosanna became available today. All volunteers to Bread of Life will receive one to wear not only on Distribution days, but on any day of the week to announce our new ministry. If you see one of our team members wearing one, ask them how you can join!