Spring 2022 Mission to  Lake Charles, Louisiana


Thursday-Friday, March 17-18

Had a very easy day of painting the rest of the building as well as putting 2nd coats of paint. Ralph’s team finished roofing and securing the walls in their storage and secured parts of the second building. Faye’s lead of direction led to a successful day of helping the hurricane relief.

                                    Finished Products
                                    Food, Friends, Fellowship


Wednesday, March 16

Another beautiful and sunny day here! In the pictures you will meet Faye, who is our project coordinator and works on site with the food pantry and clothes closet, a kind and busy soul. 
Outside, today, the guardrail painting was completed and new stripes painted in the parking lot, for which we now have newfound respect, considering what it took to get them there! Inside, the other half of our crew was busy building walls for a storage room and beginning to put down a lattice roof – they look professionally done! so the day was productive.
As we work, the work of the pantry continues, with folks stopping by to pick up food or clothing, being served by volunteers some of whom have struggles of their own. Without knowing it, they are setting examples for us.
Tonight, we were treated to a potluck supper by our hosting church. There were probably about 20 people and they were so welcoming, excited about our being there and curious to know if they had planned well, as we are their first group to host. Very nice people.
Afterward, we even had a little energy left for some rousing ping pong battles – which served as a good ending to a fulfilling day. 
We are grateful for the opportunity to be here. Thank you, Grace!

—Love from the Mission Trippers


Tuesday, March 15

The weather today was wonderful with clear skies and low 70’s. Breakfast in the church fellowship/gymnasium thanks to Ralph and Roger. Devotional ‘It’s not about Us’…..reminding us we are servants to others…….disperse, sharing and celebrating through love and SERVICE……

The pictures reflect the work outside, prepping and painting guard rails around the building, and building interior walls to later be ‘ceilinged’ with a lattice material. Also later we’ll be striping the parking lot.

On this particular trip we’ve been tasked with doing the planning, procuring the materials, and doing the work, so it’s taken some extra hours of prep work before actual work takes place.  Not to worry….we’re tired and well  sore this evening. It was a great day.  All glory to the God who loves us and watches over us

—Your Mission Team


Monday, March 14

A full day today.  We got out of Corsicana about 8 am and into Orange, Tx about noon….settled into our lodging at First Presbyterian by 1:00.    Then lunch and about 45 minutes to the worksite where we met PDA folks and our supervisors.   We did some general cleanup…. There’s Roger finishing the filling of a dumpster and Alana enjoying one of the cookies provided for us.  She, Judy and I moved quite a bit of trash while Ralph was designing the plan for equipment and repairs for work tomorrow.  We enjoyed some ocean food afterward and got in around 9.   

On a trip to Lowes we could see all the destruction they’ve had— 5 storms in the past year—many businesses still have not re-opened. 

They seem to have most of our work set up to aid in their foodbank/pantry repair and cleanup. They’ll dedicate the building Sunday and name it after the past administrator who is undergoing cancer diagnostics and treatment. 

Thanks for your prayers. We are all doing well,

Craig, Judy, Alana, Roger, Deb and Ralph




Mission & Outreach Opportunities

Grace Presbyterian supports many Mission and Outreach opportunities and invites all to participate. The list of Mission and Outreach opportunities in which we are active includes:


Tres Rios Presbytery

Growing With Grace (Elementary School Backpack Food Program)

Family Promise of Midland

Community Children’s Medical Clinic
(432) 686-8593

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Meals on Wheels

Marion Medical Mission

West Texas Food Bank

Agape Counseling Services

Seminary Student Aid to Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas




Online Giving Through Presbyterian Foundation
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