Garland church wraps up holiday season by assisting over 1,000 in need

homeless3GARLAND – The Evangelism and Outreach ministries of Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church of Garland, along with family members and friends came to the aide of families and individuals around the Metroplex this Holiday Season.

The church, affectionately known as The Mount, kicked off its Holiday Season of giving with Thanksgiving food baskets.  Over 100 families (close to 400 individuals) in Garland and the surrounding areas  were given baskets of food that included turkeys, hams, vegetables,  deserts and fixings to prepare the meals.  In December, the ministries hit 6 locations in South Dallas, which included under bridges, on the streets and The Austin Street Shelter, where they took busloads of  food, clothing, blankets, hot chocolate and apple cider.  They were able to share Christ with over 200 individuals and give them makeovers.  The Mount’s Angel Tree Give-a-way was geared towards children who had one or more parents incarcerated.  Nearly 400 individuals from the Sachse, Garland, Rowlett and Rockwall areas were given toys and clothing.  Food Baskets were also given out to over 100 families for Christmas.  Each family received enough food for a week.

Pastor Leonard O. Leach, senior pastor at The Mount says, “As people of almighty God, we must demonstrate much love.  The great commandment from our Lord Jesus Christ is that we love one another.  we have a Christian responsibility to give to those who have not.  It is not wise for us to become paralyzed trying to analyze why they don’t have.  If they have not and we have, we are to give.  We live in a time when love will have to stand tall if it will combat the evil in the world.  Love must not surrender to subtle attack of evil that often masquerades as ethical principles to guarantee responsibility on the part of others.  The scripture tells us that love overcomes a multitude of fault.  I believe it was Amy Carmichael who rightly said, ‘You can always give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.’ I am so pleased to be the pastor of one of God’s loving churches.”
Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1233 St. Highway 66, Garland, Texas and has been serving Garland and the surrounding areas for over five decades. It is the vision of the church to seek the redemption, restoration, and redirection of family members who will be “agents” of spiritual change in their communities. Mt. Hebron’s staple projects include Mount Hebron Urban Community Housing (M.U.C.H.), which has provided housing for thousands of homeless individuals in the Garland and Dallas areas, Mt. Hebron Christian Academy (MHCA), which has educated over 2,500 pre-school through 2nd grade students, and, worldwide, the church supports ministries in Zambia, Mexico, Pakistan and Haiti.
For more information on the church, call 972-276-5218 or go to www.onthemount.org.
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