Distribution Trip - October 18-21, 2017 - Operation 29:11, Wings of Faith and Giving Children Hope
God has blessed us with so many supplies that we needed a semi-truck again to take it all over to hanger/warehouse in Holbrook AZ. The team arrived at different times but all were there by Thursday mid-morning. Unfortunately Christine from Giving Children Hope was not able to join us as she had planned.
On Thursday we spent the day organizing the supplies to see what we had. Then we made up pallets for the groups that were coming on Friday & Saturday based on their Needs Assessment we did in May.
On Friday the guys from Wings of Faith (Jim, Konrad, Jeff) stayed in Holbrook. They had several groups coming in for pickups. As each group came in they were tasked to review their Need Assessment and provide any updates, sign some paperwork acknowledging items could not be sold and then loading their supplies. If they had extra room in their truck/trailer they were given the opportunity to take additional items. Randy & Pam from Operation 29:11 sent up to Kaibeto, AZ to Pure Heart Baptist Church to make a delivery of supplies and then to Tuba city, AZ to deliver a sewing machine, cabinet and supplies to Lucy. Lucy has waited two years for us to get her a sewing machine. Amongst her suppliers were boxes of fabric. She will take this fabric and share it with the grandmas in the area.
On Saturday we were all at the hanger/warehouse in Holbrook for the group of organizations that were scheduled to come in that day. The same process was used that the Friday organizations used. After all the pickups were done, it was time to load our trailer up with cardboard and cleaning supplies that needed to go back to California.
On Sunday we all headed back to California. The guys from Wings of Faith flew home while Randy and I drove home. Had a bit of a problem when the shrink wrap was coming off the pallet of water loaded in the bed of the truck but found a store and purchased Gorilla tape to hold it until we got home.
Very successful trip, check out our gallery to see the pictures from the trip.
October 31 2017
Distribution Trip - October 18-21, 2017 - Operation 29:11, Wings of Faith and Giving Children Hope
June 08 2017
Due to the popularity of the newborn boxes, I am seeking people to help with this ministry.
We need to make 4 boxes a week to meet our current demand. I am looking for a monthly commitment big or small. We have different areas of help needed so find one that works with gifts/passions. You can view our Newborn Outreach web page to see what exactly is in the box. Size of items is very important due to the size of box we are using.
Here are ways you can help:
1. Sew (I will provide material)
2. Purchase items
3. Crochet / Knit
4. Monthly monetary donation
YOU can make a difference in a baby's life and in the life of his/her mother!
To sign up, please go to our Contact page andin the comments section tell me how you would like to serve and your monthly commitment amount.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitant to contact us.
May 16 2017
Our first collaborative distribution event with Giving Children Hope and Wings of Faith was a big success.
On Friday 5/5 Jim Yost (Wings of Faith) flew over so he could be there when the semi-truck load (yes semi-truck) of items was delivered to the hanger/warehouse in Holbrook AZ.
On Sunday 5/7 Dave Kirsch (Operation 29:11), Christine Sanchez (Giving Children Hope), Randy Williams (Operation 29:11) and I (Operation 29:11) drove over to Holbrook, AZ. Dave and Christine were pulling the Operation 29:11 trailer packed with more items.
On Monday 5/8 Jeff (Wings of Faith), Konrad (Wings of Faith) and Mark (videographer from Hawaii) flew in and joined us in getting our trailer unloaded and everything organized in the warehouse for the next day.
On Tuesday 5/9 we arrived early to set up for the event. Mother Nature decided we needed to have some rain which continued all the way to the end of the event and she even threw in some hail and wind. People starting arriving way before the event was to start so we put them to work helping us set up tables/chairs. As people came in, we had them sign in, gave them a Thank You goodie bag and handed them a Needs Assessment sheet that we asked them to fill out and turn in before they left.
At 11:30 we started the event which included the hanger/warehouse dedication, lunch and then distribution of product. Konrad (Wings of Faith) was our MC for the event. He opened up with some information about the event. First up was the hanger/warehouse dedication where we had three different people pray. First was Pastor Bob Seymour (Native American Missions Support) who said a prayer in English, next was Veldon Clendon (Hope Center Ministries) who said a prayer in Apache and then Allen Woody (Thoreau Outreach) who said a prayer in Navajo.
After the dedication was complete, we provided lunch for everyone and a time to get to know each other. We had about 75 people from 25 organizations not including the 9 of us hosting the event.
Once lunch was complete, the gathering, inventorying and loading up of the items was done. This was a bit tricky since it was raining out and the center of the warehouse was set up with table and chairs. The different organizations were told to walk the perimeter of the warehouse and gather up the items they could use and find a place in the center to make their pile. Part way thru this process we had to remove as many of the tables and chairs as we could. Once the organization had what they needed they one of us would do the inventory on what they were taking then they would work on getting it loaded into their vehicle/truck/trailer and hopefully not get soaked while doing that.
It was a great day even if it was a bit of chaotic at times. We were able to get into the hands of those who could distribute the items to those in need.
Check out our gallery for pictures from the event.
October 04 2016
Our October distribution trip is underway. Randy left today for the warehouse in Holbrook, Arizona.
Erik (Operation Love) picked up food and helped Randy to unload the trailer and get things ready for the other groups.
Today Ronald & Bensen with the Forgotten People) met him at the warehouse with two trucks and picked up food, hygiene supplies, clothing, winter coats/jackets, building supplies and two Kerosene heaters.
Pastor Seymour will be picking up food, baby boxes (4), winter coats/jackets, Heros Deserve Help provided 12 computers and 2 printers for the Hopi school (Thank You Nat Miller).
Deborah (Hope Center) will be picking up food.
Tomorrow Randy will be delivering items to Pastor Bowling (Gallup, NM). The load includes picked up food, hygiene supplies, clothing, winter coats/jackets, building/plumbing supplies, tires, one computer for school, computer/printer supplies, children’s books, and garage sale items used to support school.
On Wednesday Randy will be delivering items to Pastor Stan Pure Heart Bible Church in Kaibeto, AZ. The load includes food, Newborn Outreach boxes (30), hygiene, bleach, shoes, winter clothing, child/youth jackets, new womens vest/jackets, medical supplies for medical clinic in Mexico that they support.
Velma in Thoreu New Mexico is picking up food.
May 09 2016
Randy left on 5/2 for Arizona with an interesting variety of items for the reservations. The load included computers, large multi-machines (printer, fax, scan), pineapple juice, macaroni & cheese, bleach, cliff bars, Styrofoam plates, bowls etc to feed the homeless, Dove chocolate and baby boxes. The food was provided by our partners Feed The Children and Giving Children Hope.
On 5/3 World Emergency Relief provided Operation 29:11 with nearly 42,000 lbs. of fresh produce this week. The load was split between our Holbrook facility and Wildcat Christian Academy in Gallup NM. It contained tomatoes, yellow squash and green peppers.
Randy made deliveries 5/3-5/5 to Native American Christian Academy (formerly Sun Valley Indian School) in Sun Valley, Arizona, The Hope Center in Whiteriver, Arizona, Wildcat Christian Academy in Gallup, New Mexico, and to Pure Heart in Kaibeto,Arizona. The delivery to The Hope Center included items for the San Carlos Apache reservation and they will pick up from The Hope Center.
The computers & multi-machines (printer, fax, scan) went to Native American Christian Academy. There were twenty refurbished computers to update their computer lab along with two of the four refurbished color multi-machines . The other two multi-machines will be delivered with a month to them (no room on trailer this trip). Operation 29:11 provided the original computers still in operation in 2007. The new replacements were provided by our partner Nat Miller and Heroes Deserve Help.
Go to our Gallery page for more pictures, click on Gallery then Misc Pictures 2016
God has blessed us with so many things to take that Randy will be returning in 2-4 weeks to deliver another load because we are overflowing with items that partners and people have donated. THANK YOU to all who make this possible!
March 03 2016
Our first special project of 2016 is underway at Native American Christian Academy in Sun Valley AZ... the scholl was previously named Sun Valley Indian School. Under the leadership of Kris Miller, NACA's new Executive Director, we are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art garden project that will provide nutritional and agricultural education and food to the students and staff in residence.
Operation 29:11 provided a complete hydroponic tower garden system to the school in late 2016 and this week we received the first photographs of the planted garden located in the school's library. This is a very preliminary step in a project that we envision to encompass hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic gardening methods in a controlled environment that will teach students the most modern methods of efficient, small foot-print agriculture that can be used year round for healthy food production.
The project will require a large steel building and the latest technology in electrical generation capability. Under Kris' direction the campus buildings are currently being retrofitted with metal roofs and rain-water catch systems.
At this time our most important need is your prayer support as we begin meeting with professionals that have volunteered to assistance us with project development. I cringe at using 'project planning' so I have not... if I have learned anything the hard way in the last 8 years it is that 'God Plans' and 'man prepares' for that plan. So be it.
February 29 2016
Operation 29:11 is blessed to have a new commercial partner in US Foods. They are one of the leading distributors servicing restaurants; healthcare, hospitality, government & educational institutions across America. As a nonprofit we have been approved to receive donations and purchase food at a substantial discount. At a time when we are being more selective in what we distribute to our Native American, nonprofit and Veteran related partners this is a very important opportunity. Our direct contact at US Foods is Aaron Williams. In addition to US Foods we continue to be blessed by Feed The Children, Giving Children Hope, Lotshaw Helping Hands and World Emergency Relief. Please pray for God's will regarding our food distribution outreach.
February 25 2016
Blessings... World Emergency Relief (WER) delivered nearly 22,000 lbs. of fresh produce to our Holbrook facility and Wildcat Christian Academy (WCA) today. We received 5 varieties of squash and 2 varieties of tomatoes. The distribution includes churches, schools, nonprofits and individuals in need. A big thank you to Kristy Scott at WER, Eric Luhmann who manages our Holbrook facility and Pastor Bowling at WCA.... and a huge THANK YOU Lord for your provision.
February 19 2016
God has opened the door for Operation 29:11 to the Native American community in Southern California. Yesterday, Friday, we participated in our first collaborative event at Sherman Indian High School in Riverside. In association with Southern California Indian Center (SCIC), Giving Children Hope (GCH) and National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) we delivered 50 new mattresses and lots of Disney clothing to the youth of Sherman. The SCIC provided lunch and ice cream, GCH provided the mattresses and clothing, NBRPA underwrote much of the cost of the event and we were introduced as the new Southern California partner.
February 09 2016
Sharing with others
Young Life Impacting Hearts from Long Beach California came with two trucks and picked up of water, Kettle Cooked Gyro, food bars, crackers, cereal, chips, Hi-Chews, Popcorn, cleansing cloths, bleach. The kids were enjoying the food the next day.
For additional pictures go to our gallery
- Giving Children Hope
- Humanitarian Relief
- Wings of Faith
- Newborn Outreach
- The Hope Center
- Forgotten People
- Sherman Indian High School Riverside California
- Wildcat Christian Academy
- World Emergency Relief
- US Foods
- Native American Christian Academy
- Tower Garden
- Pure Heart Bible Church