“We need to be who God has called us to be. I hope for our community that people get to see the love of God. Our hope and goal is that they give glory to our Father in Heaven. We want this to be part of the proclamation that this is what Jesus has done for us and we want people to know and be able to worship Him.
David Searles from Central Assembly of God Church – East Boston
Who We Serve
East Boston is a unique little neighborhood in Boston, and our team has grown to love it! We created a website called eastbostonresources.com so that all of the organizations seeking to offer loving care to the community could be readily accessible in a single site. The impetus for this site was David Searles, longterm pastor of Central Assemblies of God Church in East Boston. We have been working closely with this loving congregation, learning from them and finding joy in serving the people of their community alongside them.
For me, food pantry management is a great volunteer destination. There’s nothing like focusing on others especially the underserved to take my mind off my own needs and wants.
It has been a delight to labor alongside this small but mighty congregation of around fifty members. This congregation reflects unity in Christ from “every nation, tribe, and tongue” (and age) praying, laughing, and creative problem-solving together as we source, bag, and distribute food for over 100 East Boston families twice weekly. Spiritual outreach occurs also as, for example, one individual gently shares to those waiting for food how God is her Savior and how He has cared for her.
Weekly Updates September 14-18
- We continue to promote physical safety of both PSC and CAGC volunteers as well as food sourcing.
- We are listening and envisioning; The food pantry was intended to be temporary yet food need persists. Need creative planning for inclement weather due to unsheltered pickup area.
- Food pantry families are requesting restart of English as Second Language classes and CAGC Pastor Joe envision Spanish Alpha classes post-Covid or sooner and, perhaps this Christmas, Angel Tree projects
- VOGT Bishop Nicolas Homicil desires extensive tutoring and mentoring of young teens- with some PSC members already aiding- to develop character and knowledge but also to counteract dropout dangers of remote/hybrid learning.
- Additional Volunteers.
- Priority: transport of food from Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle Mattapan to East Boston
- Outcome for Grant submissions or locating other sources for for additional food for Oct and beyond.
- Navigating space with other groups
The grant of $24,000, to be used over three months, was awarded by the Boston Resiliency Fund, dedicated to helping community groups provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning students, and support to first responders and health care workers in Boston.
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