Hi friends! We at No Boundaries International SC hope that this week finds you taking time to pause and give thanks for God's blessing in your lives, both big and small. We are as the saying goes, thankful, grateful and blessed!
We are thankful for the increased opportunities we had this year to serve the additional communities in Pawleys Island and Georgetown and Myrtle Beach, SC. Our food truck ministry expanded to weekly Wednesday lunches at the 99 Baskervill Road address which services the Baskervill Food Bank, Smith Medical Clinic and residences of St. Elizabeth's Place senior housing. We have been averaging 125 meals each week with 150 being the most served in one 2-hour period. We are on pace to serve 9,000 meals this year, almost double the amount of last year.
Thanks to our food truck ministry volunteers, 22 in number, plus a team of 12 bakers, we have 3 teams that are available to go out and serve weekly. We continue to serve once a month at Friendship Place and have continued the partnership with Feed Georgetown County to provide meat monthly for 60 families near Carver's Bay. We were excited to return to Project Lighthouse in October for its Open House to provide lunch to the teens that receive services from the day shelter.
Currently, we are preparing to host our next Princess Party on December 9 for women from the community at Friendship Place. Please pray for a blessed time for our friends.
We are grateful for the continued support from the Outreach Farm in providing free protein to our food truck ministry. They provide us with between 150-200 lbs of meat, fish or shrimp. We also thank the Carolina Human Reinvestment Community Garden for supplying us witih fresh herbs and various vegetables throughout the year to serve at our outreach lunches. Two of our biggest sources of support come from the staff and members of Pawleys Island Community Church which is our commissary kitchen and home base for our food truck and the site of our "A Journey of Restoration" courses, and our friends at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. We appreciate your contributions and prayer support which provide the opportunity to participate in various outreach events hosted for the community at large.
When we say we are "blessed", it is the recognition and appreciation of all God has done for each of us as NBISC volunteers and for the ministry as well. It was just a year ago that we took over the leadership of this non-profit and we have seen it not ontly survive, but thrive. The two Brain Bootcamps that we held this year were attended by over 200 people and we currently have over 30 men and women attending 12-week A Journey of Restoration courses. This is very exciting because these classes are where healing begins for those suffering from past hurts and traumas. Once Jesus heals those parts of us that others have hurt, we are able to go out and serve and love others in freedom and with God's purpose. This is part of our mission, to help heal and take the church outside the four walls to be the Good News and blessing this hurting world needs.
We end this note with heartfelt thanks to YOU, our friends and supporters who have blessed us with your financial contributions and prayers throughout the year. We love serving our community and we love serving with our wonderful volunteers who love Jesus and others so beautfifully. We also thank the Laura E. DuPont Foundation, the American Endowment Foundation and the Tamsberg Foundation for their generous support to us. We are reaching people with the love of Jesus, one hot meal and prayer at a time.
Remember us on this Giving Tuesday, November 28, with a tax-deductible gift. You can donate online through our website, or text NBISC to 44321. Thank you friends and God bless you this Thanksgiving weekend and into the weeks leading up to the celebration of Jesus' birth.