Missions News

Missions is one of the key distinctives of Custer Road UMC. We invest finance, time, and labor to helping people know the love of Jesus, both in our neighborhoods and around the world. To learn more about our missions programs, visit our Missions page.

This blog will be updated often, and will contain the most current information about our missions activities. The most recent post is below, and further down is an archive with earlier posts.

 

Most Recent Post

Bed Start-Story of 3 Boys

July 2017

Submitted by “Bedhead” Janice Flores.

Last Saturday was an especially wondrous display of God’s hand in all we do. It began with a wonderful crew of volunteers (Several YMSL moms and sons, and even a dad who joined in for the ‘fun’).

We had made one of our first deliveries to a single mom and her son Robert (about 5th grade age) living in Southwest Plano ISD, and when we were finished setting up beds and bringing in a sofa for her empty home, she asked if we’d been able to get a chest/dresser for her son. Unfortunately the answer that morning was ‘no’ since those are often the last pieces of furniture that get donated.

Our next delivery was just 5 minutes away to a large refugee family, also with a young son, Arvin. The little boy was bright and helpful as he told us he was excited but nervous to start school (in the 5th grade), because “I’m not from America”… As we were finishing hauling the beds and other furniture to their 3rd floor (small) apartment, the dad looked at the last piece in the trailer… a chest of drawers with hutch with sports themed knobs on the drawers

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School Shoe Ministry

Think about your first day of school.  You couldn’t wait to show everyone your Hello Kitty or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack.  Or maybe you were a Barbie or Star Wars kind of kid.  You were super excited just the same.  New school supplies, new clothes, and new shoes too.  You walked into the school ready to go.  Now, as an adult, you have the opportunity to bring that joy to kids in need.  As in year’s past, Custer Road UMC will partner with other local churches and the Assistance Center of Collin County to distribute a Payless Shoe gift card and a backpack full of school supplies to children in need.  The church has committed $5,000 to this project. Checks can be placed in the offering plate or sent to the church office, noting School Shoe in the memo line or you may donate online here through Pushpay. Distribution dates will be set soon, so keep on the lookout for more information on how you can serve.

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Merry Christmas from Peru!

Each year Custer Road families provide Christmas gifts for three or four orphanages in Peru, and when we deliver the gifts it’s so much fun to watch the children open their backpacks, try on their sunglasses, and show their t-shirts to their friends. It’s even more fun to help the children find the letter and picture from the family who filled the backpack for them. “Estan mis amigos de mi iglesia,” I tell them – which means “They are my friends from my church.” And each child’s face lights up as they see that someone real from far away cared enough to send a Christmas gift just for them.

I often hear from people that writing the letter or finding a family photo is the hardest part of packing the backpack. Sometimes people leave them out. This year, I saw something that reminded me how important these things are.

When we were visiting a transition home for girls who have aged out of the orphanage system, one of the girls said she had a picture of me from when she was in the orphanage. I assumed that the picture was from the previous year. But when she showed it

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You’re Invited to a Baby Shower for PISD School-Aged Parents!


You’re Invited to a Baby Shower!
It’s Custer Road UMC’s Baby Shower for
PISD School-Age Parents!
Join us on Sundays, March 19 & 26.

Remember cramming for physics and algebra finals. Remember the awesome sense of responsibility when you first held your son or daughter. Remember all those sleepless nights. Maybe you remember the heartache of your newborn in intensive care. Maybe you remember not being able to afford food or diapers. What if these all happened at once and you were sixteen? Many Plano teens are parents or expectant parents and most of them live in poverty. You can help these teens by bringing New unwrapped baby and toddler gifts  and sign the guest register at our “Come and Go” baby shower.  Items requested include: diapers (sizes 1,4,5,6), wipes, NEW clothes, blankets, pajamas, bottles, bath toys, towels, books, bouncers, pack n plays, car seats, strollers, mattresses for crib, crib sheets, baby bags, books, puzzles, safe toys and Wal-Mart gift cards.

Want to make double the impact with a single gift? Purchase a scrip card from our Revelation Youth Choir and drop it off at the Baby Shower. You’ll help PISD School Age Parents and help a CRUMC Youth go on Choir

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Missions News Archives


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    Bed Start-Story of 3 Boys
    August 7, 2017
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    School Shoe Ministry
    June 12, 2017
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    Merry Christmas from Peru!
    April 6, 2017
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    You're Invited to a Baby Shower for PISD School-Aged Parents!
    March 9, 2017
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    2017 Living Water International Mission Trip
    March 8, 2017
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    Mexico Mission Trip Report
    February 8, 2017
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    Helping the Homeless of Dallas with S.O.U.L. Church
    February 2, 2017
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    Bed Start -- Pillow Project
    January 18, 2017
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    Christmas Joy in Peru Mission Trip
    January 10, 2017
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    Mission Open House 2017
    January 2, 2017
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    Collection for Agape Resource & Assistance Center
    December 31, 2016
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    2016 Alternative Gift Market for Missions Results
    December 6, 2016
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    In Bed By Christmas Eve
    November 17, 2016
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    "May the world always be as wonderful for you, as you are for others"
    October 19, 2016
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    Juntos Servimos Juarez Mexico Mission Trip
    October 17, 2016
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    Love Where You Live Fall Workday Wrap-up
    October 10, 2016
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    Are you the one we are looking for?
    September 23, 2016
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    Plano ISD Needs Your Help!
    September 8, 2016
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    2016 Summer Lunch Program Wrap-up
    September 1, 2016
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    Helping Children in Need Through the School Shoe Ministry
    June 3, 2016
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    Project Transformation is Changing Lives this Summer and You Can Too!
    June 1, 2016
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    Love Where You Live Spring Work Day
    May 23, 2016
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    Meet the NEW Summer Lunch Program Coordinator, Tyler Kirkman, this Sunday in Fellowship Hall!
    May 19, 2016
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    Every Saturday We Serve a Need!
    May 19, 2016
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    "How did they know exactly what I wanted?"
    May 3, 2016
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    Esperanza 5K & Eggsperanza 2016
    April 5, 2016
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    Bed Start Pillow Project
    April 4, 2016
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    Don't Miss the PISD School Age Baby Shower!
    March 14, 2016
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    Esperanza and Food Drive - Coming up!
    March 10, 2016
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    The 2016 CRUMC Book Sale is Coming...
    March 8, 2016
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    Meals on Wheels Info Session
    February 23, 2016
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    Juntos Servimos Mission Trip Summary
    February 23, 2016