Glory House Global Outreach
We exist to carry the love of Jesus to our community and world by loving God and loving people.
We offer a variety of different community resources, including: a food pantry, community meals, kids camps, Christmas assistance, elder care, ESL classes, and disaster relief response. Those who have food insecurities, through our Bread of Life Food Pantry where we give free grocery bags to clients once a month and a Community Meal where we have a time of fellowship and worship with our community members. Our goal is to not just provide for a physical need, but also love our clients the way Jesus loves them. For children in our community, we provide kid camps throughout the year that focus on sharing the Gospel with our community kids in a creative environment through art, sports, and other fun activities. For families who struggle to get Christmas gifts under the tree, we hold a yearly Christmas assistance program where our local schools and partner agencies refer families to us who are struggling financially. To date, we have fulfilled every referral from our partner agencies.
Access to this funding would ensure our clients of the food pantry a wider range of items in their monthly free grocery bag and could potentially lead to more protein-packed foods to add on top of the non-perishable items. This funding would also be used to continue our community meals once a month where we feed upwards of 300+ people from the Jones County community and share a time of worship together. At these community meals, we prepare lunch for all those who come to fellowship and we also provide them with a grocery bag to take home after the services. Purchasing all the items for the meal and for the bags would be funded through this grant and donations from local churches. It would also enable us to purchase the items needed for our kid ministries throughout the year, and provide children at our Christmas store with new pajamas, underwear, and socks.
If we were to receive this grant, we would be able to interact more with our food pantry clients and our community kids which will create deeper relationships. After 2020, we see a great need for relationship building in our community, and through the extra blessings and activities we would be able to provide with this grant we believe our community will be brought together like never before and build deep, meaningful relationships that will last for years through continued service of these clients. Our community meals that are held once a month would be able to serve more than our typical numbers, which we already expect to be increasing with COVID lessening in our area. Our community meals are a great way for us to build stronger relationships with our community members through the fellowship we have during those hours. We know this time has been missed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that once we start back up our community will be showing up ready to gather once again.