Happy New Year! A look back on 2018

2018 has been a great year for Jesus Project Ministries!  It was your partnership, including prayers, financial support, voting and volunteerism that made it possible! We are so grateful to the Lord for you!

Take a look at some highlights from 2018!

You voted and we won $30,000 in the Gulf Coast Community Bank contest!

Summer Camp – 9 weeks, 125 kids, 230 people on mission, 10 interns, 10 JSTEPers, and 5 staff had a great summer of faith and fun! 

Over 100 kids were tutored during 32 weeks of tutoring.  10 faithful volunteers helped complete thousands of hours of homework.

Snacks – because of you we were able to serve 3575 snacks.  2145 during tutoring and 1430 during summer camp!  Thousands of PBJ and ham and cheese sandwiches were served as well.

You helped give 350 children the supplies they needed to go back to school!

Over 275 children had a great time at the Christmas party.  Everyone child received  Christmas gifts and enjoyed the party.  

We continue to help strengthened the neighborhood with bi-weekly bible studies and prayer gatherings.  

All of the fixins for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were given to over 50 families! What a blessing.

We were given a new portable building!  We will use it for all kinds of events.  We still need more room.  Please keep praying!

These JSTEP kids had so much fun when we took them away to camp.  Most of them had never roasted marshmallows on a campfire.  The camp was life changing!

The JSTEP program was launched to build leaders.  This is a photo of the JSTEP young men, but young ladies are included as well.

Cajun Thanksgiving 2018

Check Out Pictures from This Years Cajun Thanksgiving!

I am sitting here reflecting on the past 13 years and the Cajun Thanksgiving event.  Every year since 2005, we have been joined by a small dedicated group of senior citizens from Hollygrove who help cook an amazing meal  to help the community.

This year our hearts are in turmoil as we pray for our friend Bob Quiette. Tomorrow will be the first time in 14 years that we will fire up the turkey fryers without Bob overseeing them, or without his wife Charlotte stirring the gumbo pot.  Bob was returned to the ICU unit  again today.  He has been battling illness most of this year.  We would sincerely appreciate it if you would take a few moments and pray for Bob and Charlotte. They have been the anchor of this event since its inception, and have worked so hard each year to make this a special day for the community.

We spent the day today prepping the turkeys.   We certainly missed Bob.  He has spearheaded this process each year.  The experts always make things look easy. We struggled today without him. Tomorrow we will feed hundreds of our neighbors.  At least 25 families will go home with a food box full of the food they need to feed their family a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

Every year when I sit down with my family and friends on Thanksgiving, I take comfort knowing the people around me are not going hungry.  If you are able to help provide a family with a Thanksgiving food box please click the link below.  Forty-five dollars will feed an entire family, but any amount will help.

Thanks so much for praying for Bob.  We will keep you informed about how he is doing.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,

Rachel and Debra