Christian Chronicle

Houston-area Churches of Christ unite to feed the hungry

Organizers eye a single-day meal assembly record, as 1,200 racially diverse volunteers serve at the nation’s largest food bank.

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

HOUSTON — A sea of blue washed over America’s largest food bank this past weekend.

That was the color of matching T-shirts worn by 1,200 Christians and their friends who showed up Saturday for “Mission Day 2019” — an effort by Houston-area Churches of Christ to display unity in Jesus and feed the hungry.

“I didn’t realize how many people were going to come out,” said Jessica Guillory, a member of the Garden Oaks Church of Christ in Houston. 

“It’s just like a wave of blue. It’s beautiful,” added Guillory, who worked alongside her parents Obdulio and Dora Mendoza, her elementary-age nieces Lila, Zoe and Olivia and her teen nephew Raymond.

Other colors — black, white and brown — were evident in the racial diversity of the volunteers who labored side by side at the Houston Food Bank.

“This is what the Lord intended — all of us working together as one body,” said Janice Johnson, a member of the Hufsmith Church of Christ in Tomball, Texas, north of Houston. 

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This story appears in the September print edition of The Christian Chronicle.

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