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Reaching out

Posted October 02, 2013 in Community Featured, Clear Lake
Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church is helping out Haiti students with  school supply drives.

Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church is helping out Haiti students with
school supply drives.

Students in Clear Lake are back in school, and while it’s easy to take things like basic school supplies for granted, Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church is keeping those who don’t have the basics in mind this fall.

School in Haiti starts this month, and the church is holding a drive for school supplies to send to students down south. Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church is looking for all school supplies to send, but particularly drawstring backpacks, either purchased or sewn.

In addition, the church is looking for donated flip-flops to send to children in Haiti. Although the sandals cannot be worn to school, they are useful all year round.

“We look forward to using these shoes as tools to share the love of Jesus,” Mission Directors Lynn and Lance Anderson write on the online mission page. “It is really hard to imagine how we can use something so simple and easily accessible to us in the United States to minister to the needs of His children.”

For more information on the Haiti Care Mission or Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church’s other outreach programs, call (641) 357-7581 or visit the website at www.clearlakefree.org.

The Evangelicals aren’t the only congregation in Clear Lake that’s been reaching out. Clear Lake United Methodist Church community members recently completed the 40 Days of Purpose program, which asks participants what their purpose in life is and moves them to live out God’s five eternal purposes.

The program includes books, DVDs, study guides, sermons and scripture memory and prayer tools. These supplies were provided for participating members at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, and 40 Days participants used them to find their purpose.

Those who most faithfully devoted their time to discovering their purpose received awards in the church, including a first place in small group attendance and small group members in worship to the group led by Mary Lou Nicholas and Jody Applegate.

For more information about the recently completed 40 Days of Purpose or other activities at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, call at 641-357-5247, or visit the website at www.clearlakeumc.org.

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