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Monday Memo - June 15

Just as I am starting to write, I see the LUNCH EXPRESS bus pulling up outside to unload after serving meals to people to our south. We provide a room with refrigerator and storage so that Second Harvest can serve people in our area who are food insecure with greater efficiency. They will be back in the morning and every morning this summer.

It reminds me of how our outreach ministry has grown over the years. In fact, we are in need of our own transportation! We buy food in bulk to stock our own food pantry, we do sports leagues at Mountain View in the fall and spring which involves hauling a grill, and all the other materials needed to have the games and feed the kids afterward. There are major events like the Giving Depot and Echo that require the moving a lot of equipment and supplies back and forth. On the home front, those orange cones you see on Sunday morning... guess what? They have to be loaded, unloaded, and loaded again. We have been renting a truck on the weekends to meet this need. Bottom line, we need a decent, reliable used truck!

The estimate is that it will take about $10,000 to get one. The elders have approved a temporary designated fund so that if you would like to make a special one-time gift for the purchase of the truck, you may do so. It is an investment you can make that will literally move our ministry forward on a weekly basis! You can click here to give online or you can use the offering boxes on Sunday morning. Once on the giving webpage, be sure to click on the Truck Fund link. Thank you in advance!

This week is a major marker for my family as we remember our son Robbie who died ten years ago on the day before Father's Day. We do this with thanksgiving in our hearts for this church family who has walked with us with such love and support over the years. You have no idea how much this means to us.

With great love,

Tom Oyler
Lead Pastor   



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