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

  • Bring Christmas Joy to Peru!

    God provides – will you help?

    Many children in Peru wouldn’t have Christmas gifts if God didn’t provide. Besides using members of our Custer Road Family by filling a backpack, writing a letter and praying. One of our team members learned that God provides in other ways too. Last December, while on a mission trip to Peru, one of our team members saw God provide in an unusual situation.

    We were visiting a community for the first time and dividing our team across different activities we would do with the children. Christy Oliver was assigned to the activity called pin the tail on the llama. “I quickly discovered,” Christy said, “that we had no llama, no tails, no tape and no blindfolds! How were we going to play this game?”But God provided. Suddenly a large whiteboard appeared. A talented artist drew a sassy-looking llama. Strips of paper became tails. Someone produced a roll of tape. And a team member donated a bandana for a blindfold.
    “It was amazing to see how everything came together through the people God used so we could play this game with the children,” Christy remembers. God uses people to help him provide what’s needed. Will you let God use you to help provide a Christmas gift for a child in Peru?

    This April, God is calling on the members of our Custer Road Family! Stop by the back hallway on Sundays April 15, 22, 29 or May 6 and pick up a backpack. Then go shopping and fill it with the gift items on the list provided, write a letter and include a picture. Once it’s complete, bring your backpack back to Custer Road and place it in the Mission Donation Bin or bring it to the back hallway. All backpacks must be returned by Sunday, June 3. Helping with this mission will help to provide some Christmas joy to the child who needs it the most.

    If you have questions, please contact Lanie Williams via email at laniew1983@gmail.com.


Missions News Archives


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    Bring Christmas Joy to Peru!
    April 6, 2018
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    You're Invited to a Baby Shower for the PISD School-aged Program!
    March 5, 2018
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    Bed Start Pillow Project
    February 9, 2018
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    S.O.U.L. Church Collection
    January 25, 2018
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    Mission Connection Corners
    January 19, 2018
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    Local School Ministry - Mentors Needed!
    January 11, 2018
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    Agape Resource & Assistance Center Collection
    January 4, 2018
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    2017 Alternative Gift Market for Missions Results
    November 29, 2017
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    In Bed By Christmas Eve
    November 23, 2017
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    United Methodist Church Giving Tuesday
    November 23, 2017
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    Head Start Sweat Suit Collection Results
    November 16, 2017
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    Living Water International Mission Trip Report
    November 16, 2017
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    Head Start Family Sponsorships
    October 12, 2017
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    Fall 2017 Plano CARES Project
    September 21, 2017
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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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    Love Where You Live Workday Wrap-up
    May 1, 2017
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    2017 Esperanza 5K/Eggsperanza Family Fun Festival
    April 20, 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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    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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    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