"Reaching the City" Backpack Mission Aug.19!
We are again partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Raleigh and Vision Church, a gospel centered church committed to reaching the people in the city of Raleigh for Christ. In addition to helping provide a fun day for the boys and girls on Saturday Aug 19 from 11am - 2pm, they would love our help in trying to provide 1000 backpacks to less privileged boys and girls. ~80% of the children we will be ministering to live in a fatherless home. Our MOA goal is to provide 250 backpacks as well as providing Bibles and supplies for the fall mentoring program.

Not only do we need backpacks, we need volunteers to help with handing out backpacks, serving food, game stations, face painting, and nail painting. We had several families serve with us last year and many said it was great for their whole family to serve together!

Each backpack will include an invitation card to attend Vision Church the next morning. What we are most excited coming out of this one day event is there will be a fall mentoring program for middle school boys and girls on Saturday mornings. We are helping to provide Christian men and women (and possibly their own children) to lead a group of about 5 students each. The goal is to build relationships with these boys and girls, teach them life skills, share the love and hope of Christ, and to build them up to impact the city and future generations for Christ.

If you would like for us to purchase backpacks/supplies on your behalf, either click the donate button on www.menofarmor.com or mail a check to 8713 Pierce Olive Rd, Apex, NC 27539. If donating online, select the "General Giving" from the dropdown menu and type in BackPack Mission. By doing so, your tax deductible contributions will go towards purchasing backpacks and supplies.

If you are purchasing on your own or submitting a donation for us to purchase one on your behalf, we are looking to provide the boys and girls with a decent quality backpack ($7 - $10) and the supplies ($6 - $8). Needed supplies are reams of paper, 3 ring binders, pencils/pens, markers/crayons.

In order to reach our goal of at least 250 backpacks, we need your help in spreading the word to relatives, friends, churches, employers, etc... Please forward this email and/or use social media links to encourage others to join us!


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