Kristi Martin, DeeDee Landes and Pastor Ron Moyo were some of the first recipients of South Central Conference (SCC) Leadership Transformation Grants to attend Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) programs. After realizing the Hesston School’s weren’t eligible for summer nutrition assistance these leaders felt called to start much needed summer meals not only to provide nutrition but also build community. DeeDee commented, “when starting up SFP (Summer Fellowship Program) I realized there were many things that I had learned at KLC that I was thinking about and applying to our situation. I really appreciated the learning that I received and was glad to have received that training. I would like more!”
One of the most joyful gifts of being involved in the program for both DeeDee and Kristi has been the relationships with members of their community they would not have met without SFP. DeeDee said, “It is fun to interact with my new friends when I am volunteering at the elementary or walking the streets in Hesston. However, the most joy comes seeing my children doing the same.”
Since beginning, SFP has grown to include two other area churches and expanded from one meal each week to three. DeeDee has seen God at work in weeks when attendance was higher than expected. She says, “I have seen God multiply food right in front of us…we just pray and keep handing out food and there has always been enough.”
Pray for the continuation of the Hesston Summer Fellowship Program as they plan, find volunteers, and engage families in 2020. Pray also for God to lead you in sharing His love in your community.
On March 30, 2020 at the Kansas Leadership Center from 6:30-8:00 PM we will celebrate five years of partnership with KLC at a dessert reception and short program. All KLC Alumni and interested persons are invited to attend. SCC continues to give grants for Leadership Training to our members in Kansas communities. If you’re interested in Leadership Training through SCC’s grant program contact Howard Keim, at firstname.lastname@example.org.