Living without a car in Fort Bend County can be rough. Few people know that better than “Ronald,” who walked an entire 20 miles from Rosenberg to Second Mile Mission Center in Stafford. With no transportation, no food and little hope for his future, he desperately sought services from Second Mile.
“When I first saw Ronald, he had lost his faith and felt hopeless,” his counselor Josh said. “Today, when you see him, he’s a different person. He knows God has a purpose for his life.”
Second Mile provided him with spiritual support, food, clothing, a place to shave and even a bike to help him get around. Ronald had no birth certificate or ID card, but with his counselor’s encouragement, he gathered these documents and is now able to apply for job opportunities and further assistance.
Only a few months into 2011, we’ve seen community needs increase 9 percent from this time last year. More individuals like Ronald and families in difficult situations are seeking help for their most basic needs.
You’ve been asking how you can help, and some exciting opportunities are just around the corner:
April 30 – Far & Near Charity Sporting Clays Shoot – Sponsored by Sugar Grove Church of Christ, this event will be held at Westside Sporting Center. Far & Near will benefit missions serving the poor far (Lilia’s Place in Cebu, The Philippines) and near (Second Mile Mission Center in Stafford, Texas). To register, click here, call Sean at 281-684-1790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 5, – Go the Extra Mile for Mom – As Mother’s Day approaches, honor your mother (or any special woman in your life) with a donation to Second Mile that will help a mother right here in Fort Bend County with food, household items, health care and other assistance. With a $150 donation, you can bless your honoree with a delivered bouquet of fresh flowers and a custom message. Submit your gift and message now through May 5.