Mission Adelante Anniversary Open House

Mission Adelante is celebrating five years of ministry in Kansas City, Kansas! You're invited to join us in celebrating God's work in our community over the last five years and honor the partners who have played a significant role in our ministry's growth.

We'll celebrate on September 25, 2010 with an open house at Mission Adelante, located at 22 S. 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102, beginning at 2:00 and lasting until 5:30 with a special program at 3:30 including highlights and recognitions. Enjoy facility tours, refreshments, and carnival games for the kids! Please RSVP if you're able to come to morganh@missionadelante.org, indicating how many will attend.

In other news:
  • Leaders In Training, our tutoring and character development program, began again this week with 12 kids who have demonstrated leadership qualities. This is the third school year we've had L.I.T. Five of the kids are returning from last year, and seven were invited for the first time.
  • We're launching into the fall trimester of programs! Adult Bhutanese and Latino English students enrolled this week, we'll train our new volunteers this Saturday, and our programs launch next week!
  • Teens Adelante is transitioning from a large-group format to smaller discipleship groups, and the teens are looking forward to a fall retreat in conjunction with the Shoal Creek youth group in a few weeks.
Prayer needs:
  • Praise God for the first fruit in the Bhutanese ministry, with the first member of that community professing faith in Christ this week!
  • Pray for God to bring additional volunteers with hearts to serve the immigrant population.
  • Please continue to pray for several Bhutanese and Latino families that are facing a variety of crises.
Current needs:
  • Vacuum cleaners for Bhutanese refugees, who are living in carpeted homes for the first time, and attempt to sweep the carpet with brooms.
  • A washing machine, a couch, a refrigerator, and a blender have recently been requested by families visiting our Resource Center. Please contact Molly Merrick at 913-961-2984 to coordinate drop-off of any of these items.
Upcoming dates:
  • Volunteer Orientation & Training: Saturday, September 11, 9:00-12:30 at Mission Adelante.
  • Volunteer Team Meeting for all volunteers serving this fall: Monday, September 13, 6:30-8:00 at Mission Adelante.
  • Bhutanese Fall Trimester Launch: Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 at Mission Adelante and other locations.
  • Latino Fall Trimester Launch: Thursday, September 16, 6:30 at Mission Adelante and other locations.
  • Five-Year Anniversary Open House: Saturday, September 25, 2:00-5:30 at Mission Adelante.