Over the past several years, many members of Country Woods have had the opportunity to serve the residents of Arlington, TX through a ministry called Mission Arlington. After meeting Tillie Burgin (the founder of Mission Arlington) and experiencing the love that both Tillie and the many volunteers have for the people of Arlington, we caught a vision of what being the hands and feet of Jesus could actually look like in our community. As a result of our combined experiences with Mission Arlington, Mission Byram was born. On the 1st Saturday, the Tuesday following the 1st Saturday, the 1st Wednesday, the 3rd Saturday, and the 3rd Wednesday of each month a small army of volunteers gather in the Country Woods gym to live out the commandments of Jesus; love God and love people. Mission Byram clients are offered one on one counseling services. They are also able to shop for clothes and food because of the many generous donations provided by individuals, area businesses and the Mississippi Food Network. On Saturdays and Tuesdays, Mission Byram training begins at 9 am and the doors are open from 10 am until 12 noon. On Wednesdays, the doors are open from 5:45 until 7:30 pm. All clients are seated and a lottery determines the order of service. If you would like to join us in service, please be at the gym by 9:00 am on Saturdays and Tuesdays, and 5:30 pm on Wednesdays so that training can begin and assignments can be made. Some of the many service opportunities include: registration, counseling, organizing donations, food pantry, clothes closet, loading shopping bags in cars, and teaching children. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information about serving or to let us know you are bringing a group, please contact the church office by calling (601) 371-7955.