Take a look at what's in this edition:

  • Missions Advocates
  • Food & Hygiene Donation Drive
  • ACFstudents Spring Retreat Serving
  • Mission Trips
  • A Future and A Hope Conference
  • Serve With Our Ministry Partners
  • Christmas Store Spotlight Video
  • Donation Resources
Announcing
Missions Advocates

ACFmissions is excited to announce the addition of Missions Advocates at each of our communities. The MAs will be present in the lobby each week, and their purpose is to serve as an ambassador for ACFmissions. They will be able to answer questions about how to engage in serving whether it be at church, locally or internationally. Please take a moment and stop by and say hello. They are excited to tell you all bout what is going on locally and around the globe!
ACF|fourpoints
Food & Hygiene Donation Drive
February 8th and 9th
We hope all will join us in participating in this awesome serving project. Please purchase/bring any items from the following list to ACF|fourpoints on February 8-9th:

PANTRY ITEMS

Canned vegetables and fruits
Soups and chili (ready to eat)
Tuna
Cereals
Tomato sauce
 
HYGIENE ITEMS

Full size shampoo
Full size conditioner
Bar soap
Full size toothpaste & toothbrush
Comb or brush
Pantry items will be given to Reveal Resource Center.

Reveal is a faith-based, non-profit dedicated to feeding families through spiritual and physical resources. Located at the Christian Resource Center in Cedar Park, Reveal distributes food every Monday evening from 7-8pm and Tuesday mornings from 9am-12pm.

Hygiene items will be given to local students. 
 
Many students in our local communities suffer from food insecurity and lack of resources for hygiene items. Help us bless our local schools with kits they can distribute to students and families to help with this basic need. ACFstudents will package items during their Spring Retreat.
We are so excited about Spring Retreat 2020. This year we are putting a different twist to our weekend. We will have host homes for students to stay in and then we will be busing students to and from the One World Theater for worship and teaching. This will be an incredible weekend your student will not want to miss.

If you would like to be a host home or help with transportation or service projects, please contact Brandy Barr.
Mission Trips
Donation Needs | Women's Nicaragua Trip
Needed by February 19th

Join us in giving hope to Nicaragua! We are sending a mission team of ACF Women to encourage the women of Nicaragua with a spiritual conference. Consider donating to their Amazon Wishlist .
Nicaragua | Men's Trip | April 1-7

In partnership with the Nicaragua Resource Network, the ACFMen will be traveling to the capital city of Managua. While on mission, the team will have the opportunity to fellowship, pray, and serve with our brothers and sisters in Christ in Managua. For more information, please contact  Jim Fletcher.
Wind River Ranch
Wind River Ranch | Colorado- Adult Trip | May 17-22

Wind River Ministry provides a beautiful facility and Christian-based family programs to aid in spiritual restoration, rest and support for families and individuals in need. We will be preparing the ranch for summer guests. Projects will include light construction (plumbing and electrical), painting, kitchen clean up and preparation, and general housekeeping. Register
Mission Waco | Student Trip | July 5-9

Calling all middle school students! Please join us in serving the poor and marginalized population in Waco, while learning about the issues of social injustice. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to serve a community so close to home, with fellow peers! Register
Check out our complete listing of trips for 2020. If you have questions, please contact Heather Stelling .
Who Is This Conference For?

  • People who want to support the adoptive/foster care community
  • People who are exploring foster care and adoption
  • Post-placement families who want to learn more and connect with other families
  • Everyone who is interested in learning more about the social crises in our city caused by the loss of family: homelessness, trafficking, incarceration, and crisis pregnancies.

Restoring Homes. Restoring Families.

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 9 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Grace Covenant Church, 9805 Jollyville Road
Cost: $30/person
Childcare available but limited

Community First! Quilters

CF! Quilters are looking for new and experienced quilters interested in making quilts for new residents at The Village. The quilts are created as a gift of love and hope. The quilters also make quilts to bless other local non-profits in the area and sell their quilts as part of the CF! Advent Market.

Details:

  • When: 4th Saturday of the month @ 10:00am
  • Where: The Cotton Cupboard Quilt Shop in Lakeway.
  • For more information conatct: Linda Burch.
Hope Clinic

 The Hope Clinic exemplifies Christ by providing high quality healthcare and related services to refugees and other underserved populations. They empower families spiritually, physically & socially through the gospel, health services, education and other resources that promote self-sufficiency.

Volunteer Needs

Licensed Professionals

  • Physicians, NP, PA, CNS and other advanced practitioners
  • RN, LVN, MA, and other clinical support
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Physical Therapists
  • DDS, RDH
  • Chiropractors
  • Specialists, such as cardiologist, dermatologist, endocrinologist

Non-licensed Persons

  • Website support
  • Fundraisers
  • Patient advocates (see job description below)
  • General administration support

For more information email: guptexas@gmail.com
Mission Possible
Camp Nikos

Mission: Possible! Austin is in need of volunteers for their annual Spring Nikos Camp ministering to at-risk youth from East Austin. Kids enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing, zip lining, camp fire, Biblically themed games and stories. Spring Nikos Camp is March 18th-21st at Lutherhill Ministries in La Grange, TX. Learn More..
 
Current Volunteer Needs:

  • Lifeguards
  • Adult Camp Staff (Age 19+)
  • Camp Counselors (Age 14+)
  • Activity Helpers
  • Kitchen Crew
  • Camp Nurse & Nurse Assistants.
Christmas Store Spotlight Video
Spring Clean Up
With one of the warmest winters on record, you may be feeling the urge to spring clean a little earlier than normal. As you clean out, please remember our ministry partners with your gently used items.
Blankets for the Homeless   
 
  • Mobile Loaves and Fishes Truck Run - Drop off new or gently used blankets & sleeping bags to 12309 Palisades Parkway 
 
Baby Items and Maternity Clothes   
 
  • Heart of Texas PRC – Contact info@heartprc.org for drop off information. 
  • The Source - Contact The Source for drop-off information.
 
Children’s Books  
 
 
Clothing, Household Goods, and Other Miscellaneous Items :  
 
  • Community First Village – Small coffee tables, end tables, and chairs. Bikes and computers in good working condition. Contact Brigette Moore for more informationbrigette@mlf.org
 
  • Lake Travis Thrift Shop – They are in need of gently used clothing, toys, books, household goods, decor, and furnishings. 1508 Ranch Road 620 Lakeway, TX . Call for store hours: 512-263-0314. 
 
  • Reveal Ministries - Men, Women and Children's casual clothing Items can be dropped off Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am-12pm in the gym. 1150 South Bell Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX. For more information (512) 981-7721. 
 
  • Texas Reach out Ministries - Household items, men and women's clothing and accessories, and personal care items. Contact Sarah Macias for more information 512-291-0921. 
 
Lawn Mowers 
 
  • Partner’s in Hope is looking for power push lawn mowers in good working condition. Contact Matt Peacock for delivery. mattbp61@gmail.com