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October 2017 Distribution Trip

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.
 
God Bless

Newborn Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

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.

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Collobrative Event May 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.

Outreach ministry of ICS Strategic Partners, Inc.
ICS Strategic Partners is a Public Benefit 501(c)(3) non-profit California corporation, incoporated in 2010.