Impact of Serving with Bagdad
Meet Allison Price. Allison has been a member of New Hope for 2 years, and is already making a big difference in our community in the name of Christ!
"I knew I wanted to start being more involved with events and volunteering within the church." After being approached to be a part of the start-up team for the Adopt-a-School program, Allison could tell God was leading her to this exact opportunity. Allison now serves as a leader on our Adopt-a- School Team.
For the 2023 school year, New Hope has adopted Bagdad Elementary with the goal of building strong relationships, and providing on-going support and encouragement for teachers and families. In serving, Allison has already seen the impact of our partnership.
"I have heard from many of them, saying that they have 'truly been blessed' by New Hope and our dedication to caring for them." One of the teachers' favorite support is the 'Buccee's Station', a snack table on staff development days. "Even the smallest gesture like sharing snacks and drinks with them has helped them feel supported and uplifted," Allison shared.
Allison admits the work being done at Bagdad is truly a team effort. From New Hope staff guiding, praying and serving on work days, to members preparing classrooms, greeting at the appreciation snack table and helping with school projects on Serve Saturday -- New Hope is serving better together to impact this school.
Serving Bagdad Elementary has impacted Allison in a very personal way. "Working alongside Bagdad has been very humbling and has given me perspective. Within the Cedar Park and Leander communities, there are so many that walk different paths of life. I have been made more aware of the needs."
Allison feels blessed by how God has provided for her family and desires to pay it forward to others in need. "Seeing their smiles and taking some of the load off their backs brings so much joy to my heart. I believe this is how to show the love and character of God. And is a great way to 'sew a seed' in those who are non-believers."