Mission Norman
Director: Allen Edson

Founder, Gene Barnes

September 2016  - August 2017

During this reporting period there were 89 salvations, 6 baptisms, and 7 rededications.

This year we conducted 16 Adventure clubs (Vacation Bible Schools) and 14 Block Parties at apartment complexes and trailer parks over spring break and summer.

The average attendance of our house churches was 175 weekly.

We distributed food to 9,340 households during this reporting period.  This represents 11,841 adults and 14,251 children.  Each person in the family received approximately 21 meals each, so the total number of meals provided was approximately 547,932. This was an increase of 4.8 % increase in the number of households from last year when we helped 8,891 families. 

We were able to help 501 families with utility assistance and 65 families with rent assistance during this reporting period.  Additionally, we helped 62 families with non-narcotic prescription medications, 14 families with furniture, and 197 families with gasoline vouchers in order to help them get to a doctor’s appointment or job interviews.

We were able to provide 630 Thanksgiving baskets to families this year.  Each family received a turkey or chicken, and received enough stuffing, vegetables, bread, and other fixings to provide a nice meal for each member of the family.   Thank you to all the churches, businesses, and individuals who gave to make this possible.

We provided Christmas gifts for 640 children as well.  We appreciate Janet Hess and the members of Wildwood Community Church who helped organize, shop, store, and distribute the gifts to all of these children.  Because of their help and the generosity of many other churches, businesses, and individuals this was made possible.

Our Transitional Housing ministry began back in June of 2014 when the mission was given use of a large house in South Norman. Our first 4-plex then opened on February 5, 2015. Since opening the Transitional Housing Program, we have ministered to a total of 23 families representing 27 Adults and 68 children.  We continue to plan to build a new mission center and 4 more 4-plexes for a total of 20 homes for homeless families.

We will be having a Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  If you are interested in attending please contact Allen Edson at allen@missionnorman.org or 405-590-7585 or Sandy Duncan at Sandra.k.duncan@gmail.com.  We also need additional help with distributing Thanksgiving baskets and with distributing Christmas gifts this year. 

       The purpose of Mission Norman remains the same throughout all these ministries – to make disciples of Jesus Christ among the unchurched.  If you would like to volunteer for Mission Norman, lead a Bible Study, give financially, or share Christ with those in need, please contact Gene or myself at the mission at 2525 E. Lindsey St., Norman, OK 73071 or call us at the mission at 405-321-8880, Gene’s cell  405-401-7781 or email at gene@missionnorman.org, Allen’s cell 405-590-7585, or e-mail at allen@missionnorman.org.

Thank you and God Bless You.

   

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