We are His Hands & Feet: Service to the Homeless Community in Austin

T.W. Ministries provide Outreach service to the Homeless and Section 8 Communities (Booker T Washington housing) of Austin.  Every Saturday we provide a Church Service, complete with Praise and Worship, Testimony, Message, and an Alter Call.  After the message a full meal is served to our guests.  At the conclusion of every service we distribute clothing, shoes and Bus Passes to the guests.  Each service is an opportunity for the volunteers to share the love of our Savior Jesus Christ to those less fortunate in our city.  Everyone is welcome to serve, and kids are encouraged to help serve alongside their parents.

OneCommunity & Real Life Austin supports T.W. Ministries the first Saturday of each month with a volunteer team to assist with the Church service, meal and/or clothing distribution.  The services are usually at the North Door, 502 Brushy St. Austin, TX, 78702; located one block East of I-35 on the corner of Brushy Street and East 5th on the East side of the historic 501 Studios building.  Parking is available on the street or in the lot across the street.

Volunteer opportunities are:

–          Set up (11:30am) and tear down (3:00pm)

–          Visit with guests

–          Serve tea and water throughout service

–          Prayer; for T.W. during service, for guests to be receptive to T.W.’s message, during alter-call and with guests after message

–          Serve food after worship

–          Clean up restrooms and meeting area after service

 OneCommunity & Real Life Austin’s Saturdays in 2015 are January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, and December 5.

In addition to Saturday services, T.W. Ministries maintains a Clothing Closet, Food Pantry and supports a Safe House for women.  T.W. Ministries has 6 special service events each year.  In 2014 these events will be:

–          Saturday April 4; Easter Celebration

–          Saturday June 6; Jesus’ Dirty Feet

–          Saturday July 4; 10 year Anniversary of T.W. Ministries

–          Saturday August 8; Back to School Drive for Section 8 families

–          Saturday November 21; Thanksgiving Service

–          Saturday December 19; Christmas Service


If you have any questions, please contact Mike Richards in person, by phone or email:  Mike Richards; 512-632-8378; mkrichards3@att.net

Blessing Bags: Service to the Homeless Community in Austin

Have you ever imagined what life, living on the street would be like?  Ever want to do something; anything for those you see holding their signs on the streets of Austin?  If you have, then we have a way you can become part of the answer to help a person in need.  Each week that they are available, OneCommunity with Real Life has “Blessing Bags” available for pick-up after church services in the Connect Center.  What is a Blessing Bag?  It is a gallon sized ziplock, filled with important and necessary items.  This is where we need you.  We are need of donations of:

–          White crew socks

–          Travel size toothpaste and toothbrush

–          Travel size shampoo

–          Travel size hand sanitizer

–          Small bottle of water

–          Granola bar

–          Gallon size zip lock bag

Your donated items can be delivered to: 7700 Hwy 71 West, Ste 350, Austin TX 78735 or Brought to a Real Life Austin Church Service.  Thank you in advance! (For more information or questions, please fill out a contact card.)

Food arrives: How Child Sponsorship impacts and changes lives!

Just this week, a fresh supply of grain, beans, oil, dried fish and spices arrived into the Bolga market.  These items came with one destination in mind: VEA!  The school children at Vea’s Primary School in Upper East Ghana, receive a hot meal each and every  school day.  This has not always been the case.   As recently as June, 2014, Child Sponsorship was ensuring that the school children at Vea Primary received a hot lunch, by covering the meals two days each week, while another group was covering the remaining three days.  Upon our arrival in July, we discovered that the other group could no longer afford to cover their commitment to the school.  What did this mean?  It meant that the children were going hungry.  One Community did not have the sponsorship commitment to feed the entire school.  As a COMMUNITY, OneCommunity, could not let this continue.  We pulled together, and we vowed to provide hot lunch each and every school day for the duration of the 2014-2015 school year.  Just this week, the second supply of food arrived in the local market in Bolgatanga, and within hours, found its way into the school food storerooms.

Please, do not let a child go without a hot lunch in Vea.  Sponsorship of a child, helps to ensure that no child goes a school day without a hot meal.  Thank you for continuing to Be the Change!

Ghana Food