It is now official!!!!! I have some very exciting news to share with you! God is on the move big time here at Christ. At our last WIC farmer’s market, I was approached by the director of the outreach arm of the Tarrant Area Food Bank. He mentioned that he has heard about all the wonderful things we are doing for our neighbors. Praise God for you! Even at the WIC markets, we are one of the only churches that are active and serving our neighbors and opening our building for them to cool down and to use restrooms. He also noted that in our area of Fort Worth, there is a great need for more food assistance in our community.
Given this, he asked us to become a mobile food bank site for Tarrant county! We will begin this ministry on the Fourth Thursday of each month. Our first truck will arrive Thursday, September 26 at 4 pm. Semi-trucks will bring loads of food, and we will pass this food out from 5-7pm to serve our community. This is a new time slot that will better help reach those who work days and weekends.
We need your help. We need volunteers to come as we as a church each month will be passing out items of our own to the community in love and outreach. We need help setting up food tables. Help will be needed at the various food stations passing out the food. Corporations from around the area will bring volunteers as well. The Foodbank will be here too to run the site. We are here to serve! If your place of business wishes to serve one month, please let us know. Remember, people only get to know our church through you! You are the living embodiment of the Kingdom of God. You being here is so important. We need you. If you cannot make it until 5 or 6, come anyways as your presence blesses us all!!
Please be on the lookout for more information to come. Please keep this in your prayers. Please ask God to show you how you can help. Monthly, we can expect upwards of 500 people with whom to share the love of Jesus! 500 people!!!!!!! Please, come and join us. I love and cherish you all and thanks for all you do.
Also, I cannot believe I am now in my second year of studies in my counseling program. Praise God for this! I am humbled to be learning from the likes of Dr. John Townsend, Dr. Henry Cloud, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot, and Dr. Gary Chapman. I have learned so much, and I have many of you to thank for that. You have supported me so generously in many ways through prayer, words of blessing, and financial gifts, and you continue to make this possible. Thanks so much and God bless your generosity and support.
I am honored and humbled to be your pastor. Thanks for being the best congregation a pastor could ever ask for! I mean that from the depths of my heart. You are the best! Thank you!
In the shadow of the cross,
About the Author
Rev. Travis Pittock has served as the pastor of Christ Lutheran church since November of 2015, and in the Lutheran Church-Missouri synod since 2002.