Dear St. Mark,
How grateful I am for your partnership! While many faith-based organizations could not survive the devastating impact of the pandemic, your partnership gave us all what we needed to survive and even thrive. We are so grateful. As we look ahead, we pray and trust the Lord will continue to use our partnership to meet physical and spiritual needs in our community.
Here are some highlights of the many outreach possibilities made possible through your financial support and dedicated people.
Food Insecurity- Pete Bolender and Ken Kerns were part of our volunteer base delivering over 1,000 meals to those sheltering in place.
Fresh Start- In partnership with CPAH Community Partners for Affordable Housing, we provide the dignity of a decent bed to newly released inmates from the Illinois Department of Corrections. Last month, Jeff McKenzie and Ken Kerns delivered a new queen-sized mattress and frame, linens, blankets and other basics to help Julio with his start.
In Zone Project- We provided 10 twin beds to the In Zone Project in Barrington through the helping hands of St. Mark’s delivery team. When we heard Terrace’s testimony born out of his own experience in the streets of Chicago, Pete knew he had to introduce Jeff McKenzie, Pastor Breum and St. Mark to the In Zone Project.
We continually consider needs in our community and St. Mark’s passion for outreach. We met with the young teen moms meeting out of St. Mark’s and gifted them with totes and quilts representing God’s grace and love. Each child received a beautifully illustrated children’s Bible. We listen to your heart and carefully create outreach opportunities to equip St. Mark with ways to help and heal people in our community. Thank you for all you have done and all we will do in the days ahead.
To learn about our latest outreach opportunities, please visit our new website:
For His Glory and Kingdom,
Kristen “Moxie” Johnson
Executive Director with PURPOSE -formerly Love INC Lake County SW