by Corinne Hayes
Our thanks go out to the shepherds at Magnolia for encouraging us to dream!
Our first Town Hall Meeting of 2018 may have taken longer than planned but it wasn't on empty stomachs. After filling our bellies, Jimmy Hayes, our minister at Magnolia, started the meeting by sharing comments from a church survey from December of last year. We also listened to great stories of others from our community being reached through ministries like Bundles of Blessings, Blankets of Blessings, Benevolence, Room in the Inn, and our participation in the Community Soup Kitchen. Even though these are not new to Magnolia, each ministry is still fresh in the impact that it is having on lives. Just yesterday, visitors from several community groups came to our Bundles of Blessings to see how they can hook up with us to help young families.
Other ministries shared during our meeting including the Youth Ministry and their desire to participate in helping the community. The Philippines outreach shared about their many past projects and the most recent purchase of USB slap bracelets sent to a night school there. Finally, Euna Hudson shared her dream of starting a program to help students finding themselves lagging behind in school.
And it didn't stop there. Soon ideas were coming from every direction on ways to help those who need answers to discover Jesus for themselves. We are dreaming of new ways to touch people through social media, simulcasts, personal relationships, and so much more. Magnolia, keep dreaming, and we will work together with Him to make His dreams come true!