“The biggest update I want to give is how God has added to our team,” said Jason Tipton, director of Send Relief’s ministry center in Denver, Colorado. The ministry center started with two people and now has seven. A development and programming position, a program and mobilization position, and three new journeymen, whose primary role is to serve refugee neighbors, have been added.
“I have found great joy in serving alongside such incredibly gifted leaders,” said Jason.
The ministry center hosted several Popsicles in the Park events this summer, which helped strengthen community relationships. Eight missions teams and four GenSend summer missionaries helped make those worthwhile events possible.
The no-cost grocery program serving families in crisis continues to grow. A new partner will soon arrive to assist with culturally appropriate food options. The resource center providing clothing and hygiene items continues to offer its necessary services.
Jason is excited another school has connected with the ministry to ask for assistance with refugee families experiencing maternal poverty. “The possibilities there are endless.”
The first volunteer appreciation event will be held for more than 100 local volunteers working with the ministry this fall. “We can’t wait to honor them,” said Jason.
This fall will also see the first soft skills and English as a second language training.
Job incubation is a future hope with an impending grant award.
Updated Prayer Requests:
- Continued search to find a suitable physical space for ministry needs.
- The team’s ongoing unity.