October is

Missions Month
Missions
Month
Matthew 28:19
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."

In Luke 19, Jesus tells the parable of a wealthy landowner who gave a large amount of money to his servants to invest for him until he returned. One of the servants disappointed him by being fearful and hiding the investment without earning any interest. The other two servants were rewarded for their bold initiative and productivity. As the body of Christ, we want to use and multiply the resources God gives us to do His will and further the kingdom of God.

Second Baptist Church is a body of believers willing and eager to share what we have with others — from monetary gains, time, energy in service — to sharing the gospel. In sharing, serving and giving, we trust God to multiply our work beyond what is humanly possible.

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Dear Church Family,

Every October we participate in Missions Month. Our 77 local ministry partners are working tirelessly to minister to the growing needs of the people of Houston. Each ministry partner has layers of practical needs like building repair, equipment updates, and program expansion to serve the number of people who reach out for help.

Hebrews 13:16 encourages us, “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

I love that word of encouragement. Is there anything more rewarding than knowing our actions are pleasing to the Lord? I am confident that when we come alongside others to give them spiritual comfort as well as physical support, we are reflecting the love of Jesus to them.

Let’s continue to give and serve generously from thankful hearts.

Sincerely,

Missions Offering Goal

$1.75 Million

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3-4

Rebuilding Together Houston

Rebuilding Together Houston repairs homes belonging to low income, elderly, physically disabled and/or US military veterans. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

The Source for Women of Houston

The Source for Women offers a wide range of free reproductive health care services to women and their families from three locations: Spring Branch, Galleria and Northeast Houston. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Boys & Girls Country

Boys and Girls Country provides a home and loving care to children from families in crisis. Most of the 100 desktop workstations are 2008 models and are too old to upgrade to Windows 10. Your gift will help upgrade technology needs.

Camp Hope

Camp Hope provides interim housing for Wounded Warriors suffering from PTSD. Veterans and their immediate family members benefit from an intensive peer support and mentoring program, as well as a comprehensive PTSD recover program. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Free the Captives

Free the Captives is a faith-based organization fighting sex trafficking of girls ages 12-14 years in Houston. They provide rescued victims with support groups, mentoring, jobs, material assistance, and other direct services. Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Open Door Mission

This faith and evidence-based recovery and rehabilitation program and facility is dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community. Their commercial kitchen feeds 300 hot meals per day. Your gift will help purchase a new convection steamer.

2023 Mission Trips

Below is a list of the mission trips we will be taking in the upcoming year. For more information click the contact link below.

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Dallas

March
This team will work in the Buckner warehouse in Dallas to organize and sort Shoes for Orphan Souls donations that will be going around the world.

Honduras

June
This is a family-friendly trip to serve in the schools and churches outside of Comayagua. This team will provide children's programming, VBS, games and activities for students in the area.

Poland

June
Our teams will provide sports camps, children's activities, ESL classes, conversation and prayer with Ukrainians currently living in refugee camps in the greater Krakow area.

Rwanda

June
Our team will join Cindi's Hope, a Christ-centered work to provide education, evangelism, and discipleship to men, women, and children.

South Texas

June
This team is partnering with Buckner International in the Rio Grande Valley. We will provide youth and sports camps and build raised-bed home gardens for families.

Guatemala

July
This team will join with East-West Ministries to share the gospel with the unreached during home visits so that disciples and healthy churches are developed.

Hungary

July

Our team will join American Baptists for World Evangelism in providing English language camps for men and women. These outreach camps are conducted in partnership with local churches and have proved to be a viable platform for the gospel.

Poland

July
Our teams will provide sports camps, children's activities, ESL classes, conversation and prayer with Ukrainians currently living in refugee camps in the greater Krakow area.

Honduras

OCTOBER
This team will be active in physical assistance which provides an outstanding opportunity to share the gospel and pray with families. We will work in a medical clinic as well as in villages on adobe home, latrine, and church construction. Children must be 15 years or older to join this trip.

Colombia

October
This team will join with e3 Partners in a door-to-door church-planting effort. In addition to this work, there is a medical clinic that is open to qualified medical professionals.

Local Ministries

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A.D. Players

An inclusive program called Arts for All offers underserved students a platform to create, express and perform under professional theatrical instruction. Your gift will support this program.

Hospitality Apartments

Your gift will go toward ministry needs.

Mission Centers of Houston – Gano

Your gift will go toward the purchase of an air conditioning system and work on two bathrooms at the Gano Mission Center.

SpringSpirit

In order to enhance ongoing literacy programs, classrooms will need to be equipped with projector screens and WiFi. Your gift will provide for these updates and purchases.
832-649-8653
http://www.springspirit.org

Juan Ramirez - Volunteer Coordinator - Pitner | Ana Mendoza – Volunteer Coordinator - Campbell

Star of Hope

Your gift will provide for needed repairs and for updating the computer lab located at the Men’s Development Center.

SW Baptist Theological Seminary (Darrington Extension Unit)

A.D. Players

The A.D. Players is a long-running performing arts venue with a main stage, children’s theater & year round workshops. 
An inclusive program called Arts for All offers underserved students a platform to create, express and perform under professional theatrical instruction. Your gift will support this program.

Agape Development

Agape’s children and teen ministries bring hope and transformation to the youth of Houston’s Third Ward. The Backyard Bible Club provides a safe, after school alternative for unsupervised children. The Agape Shaved Ice Program helps middle and high school students develop entrepreneurial skills.
Your gift will support program-related expenses.

Amanda Garner - Volunteer Coordinator

Amazing Place

Amazing Place provides fellowship, memory care and wellness for adults with mild to moderate memory loss and support to their families and the community. 

Susia Howard - Volunteer Coordinator

Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Arrow Child & Family Ministries serves children rescued from abuse through foster care. Our residential programs provide those children with a temporary home-like environment where they can be evaluated, receive treatment, and prepare for a more permanent placement. 

Leslie Roberson – Volunteer Coordinator

Beltway 8 South Crisis Pregnancy Center

This center provides free and confidential support services for those involved in unplanned pregnancies. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Jean Killough – Executive Director

Boys & Girls Country

Boys and Girls Country provides a home and loving care to children from families in crisis. 
With more than 65 air conditioning units on campus, replacement of these units is inevitable and ongoing. Your gift will go toward the purchase of new HVAC units throughout the campus.

Susan Breaux - Volunteer Coordinator

The Brookwood Community

Brookwood operates a 485-acre community in Brookshire for adults with special needs. 
More than 40,000 guests visit Brookwood’s Café and Store each year. A new Citizen-made fudge enterprise would increase Brookwood’s consumable products revenue. Your gift will go toward remodeling the Gift Store and purchasing fudge-making equipment.

Karen Pollard - Volunteer Coordinator

Buckner Family Hope Center – Aldine

Family Hope Centers seek to live out the Gospel and keep families together by providing them with critical services, aid and coaching so that they eventually break free from poverty. 
Your gift will provide for a new air conditioning unit as well as exterior siding for buildings at their Aldine Family Hope Center.

Erin Ratcliffe - Volunteer Coordinator

Buckner Family Hope Center – Cornerstone

Family Hope Centers seek to live out the Gospel and keep families together by providing them with critical services, aid and coaching so that they eventually break free from poverty. 

Erin Ratcliffe - Volunteer Coordinator

C.E.N.T.E.R. Ministries

This Christ-centered organization works with at-risk children in West Houston to equip them to meet life’s challenges through educational mentoring and life skills development. 
Your gift will provide a nutritious hot meal twice per week to 100 children in addition to purchasing family Bibles to encourage a deep spiritual heritage.

Mark Trotter

Camp Blessing

This week-long Christian summer camp is designed for children and young adults with physical, developmental, and/or intellectual disabilities who are unable to participate in traditional camp activities. 
Your gift will help purchase pontoon paddle boats which will make it easier for the campers with mobility challenges to use.

Emily Clodfelter - Volunteer Coordinator

Camp Hope

Camp Hope provides interim housing for Wounded Warriors suffering from PTSD. Veterans and their immediate family members benefit from an intensive peer support and mentoring program as well as a comprehensive PTSD recovery program. 
Your gift will go toward ministry needs.

Tracy Crane - Volunteer Coordinator

Care Net Pregnancy Center

Also known as Northwest Pregnancy Center, this agency serves women who are at risk for abortions in the Champions and Cypress areas of the city. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Jerrie Amos - Volunteer Coordinator

Christ Clinic

Christ Clinic offers high quality healthcare and health related services to those who are uninsured or underinsured. 

Michelle Shelton - Volunteer Coordinator

Cornerstone Family Ministries

This multi-cultural, faith-based organization serves low-income apartment complexes in the Spring Branch area. 

Amanda Etheredge - Volunteer Coordinator

Covenant House

Covenant House Texas provides shelter for homeless, abused and abandoned youth ages 18-24. 

Tiffany Salinas - Volunteer Coordinator

Cypress Assistance Ministries

Cypress Assistance Ministries serves individuals and families in financial crisis, those on the brink of homelessness, the elderly, the unemployed and anyone that needs hope for a better future.  

Elizabeth Bustillos - Volunteer Coordinator

Elijah Rising

The mission of Elijah Rising is to end sex trafficking in the city of Houston through programs that focus on awareness, intervention, restoration and prayer. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Micah Gamboa - Volunteer Coordinator

Family Promise of Lake Houston

Family Promise of Lake Houston brings together service agencies and local volunteers to provide safe, temporary housing, meals and support services to homeless families. 

Tiffany Venekamp - Volunteer Coordinator

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The vision of FCA is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. This is pursued through the strategy of “to and through the coach” – ministry first to coaches’ hearts, marriages, and families then through coaches to their fellow coaches, teams, and athlete leaders.

Chris McInturff

Forgotten Angels

Forgotten Angels serves people living with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities by providing residential facilities, vocational opportunities and enrichment activities. 

Jill Shockley - Volunteer Coordinator

Free the Captives

Free the Captives is a faith-based organization fighting sex trafficking of girls ages 12-14 years in Houston, They provide rescued victims with support groups, mentoring, jobs, material assistance, and other direct services. 
Your gift will support ministry needs.

Freedom Alliance

The Alliance is a growing movement of churches united to fight human trafficking.  A church united and empowered by the Spirit, working alongside and strengthening anti-trafficking organizations, can transform our city. 
Your gift will support ministry needs.

Allison Sims - Development & Operations Manager

Generation One

Generation One is committed to the spiritual growth and physical rebuilding of the impoverished areas of the Third Ward. 
Your gift will go toward purchasing new cafeteria equipment.

Brandi Lightfoot - Volunteer Coordinator

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill provides training, skills development and work opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.  
Each year, Goodwill partners with our church to provide clothing certificates to the children and families who come to our Angels of Light Christmas program. Your gift will support our partnership.

Julie Copeland - Volunteer Coordinator

Gospel Lakes Ranch

Day camp for local churches and inner-city kids. Our goal is to evangelize children with the gospel and disciple them in the word of God. 
Your gift will go toward completing the Chapel project with a Prayer Garden and landscaping.

Bennie Hasha - Executive Director

Gracewood

Gracewood is a transitional housing and family-care program that exists to strengthen single-parent families at risk for homelessness. 
A new Family Life Center will be completed this fall that will house program offices and a counseling center. Your gift will go toward providing furnishings including a technology lab.

Kristy Wright - Volunteer Coordinator

Hope for Youth

Hope for Youth reaches at-risk, urban teenagers. Jesus ‘n the Hood is a week-long summer program designed to expose youth to the Gospel through relevant and engaging speakers, musicians and activities. 
They offer the College and Career Prep (CCP) program to students in early high school. Your gift will provide for the CCP program.

Marcus Allen - Volunteer Coordinator

Hospitality Apartments

Hospitality Apartments provides free, temporary (2 weeks up to 3 months) housing for families who are facing a health-care crisis and who have a family member receiving treatment at the Texas Medical Center.
Your gift will go toward ministry needs.

Houston Food Bank

More than 1 million people in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by Houston Food Bank are considered food insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy life. In order to address this issue, the Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of 1,600 community partners. In addition, we also provide programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded assistance. 
Your gift will go toward ministry needs.

Kathy Lipman

Houston Furniture Bank

The Houston Furniture Bank’s mission is to furnish hope by making empty houses homes. 

Houston Pregnancy Help Centers

Houston Pregnancy Help Centers provide practical and compassionate support to women in unplanned pregnancy situations via their Fifth Ward and Downtown locations as well as their medical mobile van. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Sandra Ontiveros - Volunteer Coordinator

Katy Christian Ministries

Katy Christian Ministries helps local families and individuals fight poverty, food insecurity, domestic violence and sexual assault through their Social Services programs, their Crisis Center, their Food Pantry and Community Garden, and their Resale Store. 
Your gift will go toward software upgrades.

Diana Miller - Volunteer Coordinator

Kids’ Meals

Kids’ Meals delivers free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children. 
Your gift will go toward the purchase of a forklift to be used in the warehouse areas where food and program supplies are stored.

Monique Saldana - Volunteer Coordinator

LifeHouse of Houston

LifeHouse is a Christian maternity home in southwest Houston that offers women cost-free lodging, meals, pre-natal care, life skills training, counseling, access to work/school, and God’s overwhelming love. The women are cared for until the baby arrives or they secure alternate living arrangements. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Hayley Kosel - Volunteer Coordinator

Loving Kids

Loving Kids is a collaborative community outreach meeting the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the Acres Homes communities. LovingKids volunteers from the sponsoring churches provide school day tutoring and mentoring as well as periodic service projects including school supplies, landscaping, and other support.
Your gift will help upgrade and continue these vibrant programs.

Perry Elders

Miracle Farm

Miracle Farm is a working ranch in rural Washington County that provides a safe environment for boys.  
The dining hall is a large, inviting space where Miracle Farm boys and staff gather for meals, family training weekends, and other special events. Your gift will help with needed renovations to the dining hall.

Chris Welch - Volunteer Coordinator

Mission Centers of Houston

Mission Centers of Houston serves over 37,000 people per year through their food pantry and provides programs for school kids, youth clubs and senior citizens.  

Cheryl Chadwick - Volunteer Coordinator

Mission Centers of Houston – Gano

Mission Centers of Houston serves over 18,000 people per year through their food pantry.
Your gift will go toward the purchase of an air conditioning system and work on two bathrooms at the Gano Mission Center.

Mission Northeast

Mission Northeast provides food, clothing, and household items to more than 25,000 people who are working to break the cycle of poverty in their lives. 
Your gift will provide for a control-operated security gate.

Joe Faulk - Volunteer Coordinator

Mission of Yahweh

The Mission of Yahweh offers shelter and many life-changing programs focused on ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency.  
A new dormitory is needed on campus to provide permanent supportive housing for 40 women and children. Your gift will go toward building the new dormitory.

Courtney Khorrami - Volunteer Coordinator

Neighborhood Kidz Club

Neighborhood Kidz Club serves the residents of 9 apartment complexes and mobile home communities by addressing practical, spiritual, academic and social needs. 
Your gift will facilitate major maintenance upgrades to three ministry trailers.

Beth Barber - Volunteer Coordinator

Northwest Assistance Ministries

NAM provides assistance in food, shelter, healthcare, education, safety and financial education needs. 

Samantha Ancia - Volunteer Coordinator

Open Door Mission

This faith and evidence-based recovery and rehabilitation program and facility is dedicated to transforming the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, homeless and disabled men in our community. 
Your gift will purchase two HVAC condensing units in campus dormitories as well as provide for multiple kitchen updates.

Bill White - Ministries Coordinator

Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston

Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston  provides free and confidential care for those facing crisis and unplanned pregnancies. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Dina Purdy - Volunteer Coordinator

Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. 

Judy Torrance - Volunteer Coordinator

Rebuilding Together Houston

Rebuilding Together Houston enlists community volunteers and licensed contractors to repair the homes of low-income elderly, U.S. Military Veterans, and working families in need. With more than 14,650 neighbors served, we have averaged one family helped per day, each day for 40 years. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Lenny Difranza - Volunteer Coordinator

Redeemed Ministries

Redeemed provides a restoration house that provides specialized, long-term care for human trafficking victims. 

Dennis Mark

Rescue America (Houston)

Rescue Houston empowers victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation to exit the sex trade via a 24/7 hotline and exit program. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Lori Hartman - Volunteer Coordinator

Salvation Army – Adult Rehab Center

The Adult Rehabilitation Center repairs broken lives of men addicted to alcohol and drugs through a program that includes work therapy, recreation, worship, healthcare, education and counseling, both individual and group.   

Salvation Army – Center of Hope

Center of Hope is designed to provide food and emergency or transitional housing to people in need. 

Volunteers call area command: 713-752-0677

Salvation Army – Jones Residence

The Family Residence provides a place of safety and healing for women and children, many of whom are victims of domestic violence, crime and generational poverty. 

Shirah Villegas - Executive Director

SEARCH

SEARCH helps individual and families move from the streets into jobs and safe, stable homes. 

Thao Costis - Volunteer Coordinator

SpringSpirit

SpringSpirit’s 2 locations serves 600 children and their families who live in unsafe, high-density apartment complexes in the Spring Branch area.   
In order to enhance ongoing literacy programs, classrooms will need to be equipped with projector screens and WiFi. Your gift will provide for these updates and purchases.

Juan Ramirez - Volunteer Coordinator - Pitner | Ana Mendoza – Volunteer Coordinator - Campbell

Star of Hope

Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children.
Your gift will provide for needed repairs and for updating the computer lab located at the Men’s Development Center.

Star of Hope – Doris and Carloss Morris Men’s Development Center 

The Star of Hope Men’s Development Center serves more than 360 men each night in the downtown area. 
Your gift will provide for needed repairs and for updating the computer lab located at the Men’s Development Center.

Altonette Terrance - Volunteer Coordinator

Star of Hope – Women & Family Development Center Cornerstone Community

Star of Hope Women and Family Development Center provides programs to help residents break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect and addiction that traps so many single women and families. 

Altonette Terrance - Volunteer Coordinator

Stoney Creek Ranch

Stoney Creek is a non-denominational Christian camp located in New Ulm, Texas. 
Your gift will provide for pickleball courts located on a new property recently purchased to provide for the needs of older campers and for future growth.

Chelsi Shoup - Volunteer Coordinator

SW Baptist Theological Seminary (Darrington Extension Unit)

The FORGE for Families

FORGE ministers to members of the local community by sharing the Gospel, closing gaps in education, and strengthening family units. 
Your gift will provide for an awning that covers the outside walkway from the gym to the after-school building.

Beth Williams Lee - Volunteer Coordinator

The Source

The Source for Women offers a wide range of free reproductive health care services to women and their families from two locations:  Spring Branch and the Medical Center. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Stella Innes - Volunteer Coordinator

Tomball Pregnancy Center

This non-profit medical clinic offers support for pregnancy related issues and reproductive health education. 
Your gift will be used for ministry needs.

Vosswood Nursing Home

Vosswood Nursing Home offers residents the ability to enjoy the lifestyle that they are accustomed to while providing levels of care appropriate to their needs.

Nancy Lyles - Volunteer Coordinator

West Houston Assistance Ministries

WHAM helps families in crisis by providing them with food, clothing, employment services and financial help. 
Your gift will provide for painting of the facility.

Matthew Herrera - Volunteer Coordinator

WorkFaith Connection

This ministry equips disadvantaged job seekers with the necessary skills to conduct succesful job searches, despite barriers such as criminal backgrounds, addiction, homelessness, and unstable life patterns. 

Robin Scott - Volunteer Coordinator

Yellowstone Academy

Yellowstone Academy provides a high-quality Christian education to inner city students in the Third Ward. 
A new building is to be completed this year, and updated technology infrastructure is imperative. Your gift will provide for these needed IT upgrades.

Maricela Ramos - Volunteer Coordinator

Missions Offering Goal: $1.75M

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Missions Offering Goal: $1.75M

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