Special Projects

Shoes for Souls

For several years Action Ministries helped needy children in the greater Houston area with school supplies and school clothing. Then, before the last bell rang ending the school year in 2009, the telephone at the office of AMH was ringing, asking for help for the 2009-2010 school year. The need was specific: many children in the area would be starting school in old, worn-out, too small shoes.

Several Corporations are partenering with AMH and generous donors have joined the team since 2009. We have provided over 5,000 pairs of shoes to 8 elementary schools in the Greater Houston Area.

Is this something you would like to help with? Pat relates this story. “I was visiting an elementary school early in September after the shoes had been delivered. The school nurse came up to me and told me about a little girl who had received a pair of shoes. When the nurse put the shoes on the child, the child asked, ‘Are these my shoes?’ And the nurse replied,’ Yes they are.’ The little girl squealed and said, ‘Forever?’ to which the nurse replied, ‘Yes, forever…until you outgrow them.’ The little girl hugged the nurse and said,’ My mommy is going to be so happy! She has been praying to God that I would get a new pair of shoes.’”

Too small shoes or badly worn shoes can affect a child’s health and disposition. For a donation of $25 we can purchase a new pair of shoes for a child who would be starting back to school without new shoes. We so appreciate your generosity and support. Our children should not be punished because of the country’s economic situation.

Thanksgiving Outreach

Each year during the Thanksgiving holidays we package and distribute meals, supply food for outreach meals, and provide clothing and blankets to people in need. We have discovered that this is a great time to reach people with the good news of a relationship with Christ. These outreach opportunities are supported by businesses providing food and discounts on turkeys, individuals making financial contributions, and volunteers going out collecting items for distribution. If you would like to volunteer or make a contribution, visit our home page for contact information.

Operations Christmas Blessing

Operation Christmas Blessing is the single largest event of our operating year. This project is very special to Gordon. Years before Action Ministries Houston came into existence, Gordon would go to hospitals in Houston to play Santa and bring a little joy to the children of Houston that would call a hospital bed home for the holidays. In the first year of existence, Action Ministries Houston made Operation Christmas Blessing a major part of the ongoing ministry in Houston. In November of each year, the ministry mails out support letters for this project. The money raised is used to buy gifts and food for families who have no other way of having Christmas. The ministry also provides Biblical tracts along with those gifts and extends the message of what Christmas is about, the birth of the Messiah.

This project blesses hundreds of children in Houston. The main purpose is to provide the gift of love that God extended through His Son, Jesus. If that takes a meal and a gift to open the door for this message, then that is what Action Ministries Houston will do.