Cathy and I are praying for God’s favor for you at this Christmas season. This has been a year of change and we are embracing this reality as an opportunity to grow in our relationship with Jesus and His mission in our world.
We are thankful for your love for us and the community we serve. Capital Compassion has become the identification of our ministry and you exemplify that spirit. We have had more than 200 volunteers serve in the various outreaches to our city over the past four months. Many of our volunteers serve multiple days a week in our warehouse organizing the food distribution and household items that are being gifted to those in need. Crystal Molnar and Laine Alves lead this effort from our office and have done a remarkable job building momentum in our outreach of compassion.
I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all who have prayed, served, donated, and encouraged our efforts to impact our city with the spirit of Jesus. You help make all this impact possible. As this year transitions into a new year, this may be a time you would like to share some of what God has blessed you with to bless someone in need. Capital Compassion can receive your donation online at capitalonline.cc, through the SecureGive app, or through checks made out to “Capital Christian Center” and mailed to P.O. Box 276267, Sacramento, CA 95827. Every dollar is multiplied many times over through the hundreds of hours of volunteer work, gifts in kind, and partnerships with World Vision and Convoy of Hope.
Unhoused Bag of Groceries
- $30 will provide a bag of groceries and a fresh lunch for a homeless brother or sister.
Family Grocery Bag (Walk-ins)
- $40 will provide groceries for families in need. We have families walk into our warehouse office daily looking for food.
- $200 will provide up to $2,000 worth of household goods for a family. Your gift is multipied in home essentials.
World Vision Truck
- $900 will provide a World Vision semi-truck delivery of $30,000 worth of household goods.
We turn into the new year with vision and passion to expand our partnerships as we pour compassion upon four key initiatives: food insecurity, refugee assistance, special needs job training, and homeless outreach. It is all done in the name of Jesus and for the sake of building His eternal Kingdom.
At our Warehouse location we serve individuals and families every day with groceries and supplies. Our Compassion team engages with those who walk through the doors and gives out about 150 bags of groceries to those in need every month. Check out our Amazon Grocery wishlist to see what we are able to share.
This month we helped families escaping the war in Ukraine. We were able to supply Christmas gifts to refugees who have been in the US for six months or less. Through our partnership with World Vision, we provided microwaves, heaters, tea kettles and more to bring joy to these families. 150 gifts were distributed.
Special Needs Job Training
Our Compassion team is expanding our reach with our special needs job training program. We launched this month at the warehouse with Mark Vismara and his aid. They packed grocery bags and hygiene kits at our warehouse location. As we build, we will add more individuals to the roster.
Our Compassion team served three refugee families from Afghanistan with sewing machines to augment their income. We provided their children with stuffed animals that were age appropriate as well as diapers as needed.
We are seeking to live by the word of the Lord from Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Walking with you into this new year with great anticipation.
With love and grace,
Pastor Rick and Cathy
PARTNER RECAP LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH
We have onboarded a new partner last month and they have seen a huge success in their church outreach with the goods provided. They also were gifted with Christmas decorations to help create a warm environment this season. Here is a report from their team:
“Our team hosted a family craft event. We gave away a rice cooker and other goods at the event. We donated the box of toys to our children’s ministry to distribute. Everyone was so amazed at all the stuff you can fit in one box. Great quality too. So far we have helped a man and his elderly mother with two heaters (they have a broken furnace.) They hygiene and beauty box was shared with their church members. Towels went to a woman on the Nextdoor community app who asked for help. The automotive box was given to homeless located in Old Florin. Extra blankets were given to shut-in’s and seniors without families along with a hot meal. God is giving hope to the hopeless through all of us. It’s beautiful. Thank you for these blessing to our community! Merry Christmas from all of us!”
PARTNER RECAP NEW LIFE USA
NEW LIFE USA – is a non-profit corporation that carries out a free of charge substance abuse recovery program in Reno, NV. They were extremely excited about the exercise equipment from a recent shipment. Even though some of the pieces were not working, they utilized their clients to fix the broken equipment. It was a great way for them to use their hands to build something positive. They took the equipment and made a gym facility for patients to use while in recovery. Being able to bless an organization that is doing good for their neighbors and seeing the impact it makes on those attending their program is an incredible start to this new partnership/POD (Point of Distribution).