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Prayer Hour via Zoom: Mondays at 10:00am!  Join us as we pray for the families we serve, the children, our volunteers, for wisdom, and for however the Spirit leads.  Contact me to be included!

Upcoming Opportunities:

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 11th:  New Hope Volunteer Training 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 

9-1 will be understanding cultures and Islam
1-1:30 lunch
1:30-3 will be an overview on Faith and Finance course do volunteers can incorporate thoughts with the ESL as well as promote to the students for the upcoming course (which has been postponed for a short while to secure a location and let Covid diminish). 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION- Wednesday, September 8 & Friday, September 17, 2021: 
Volunteers will meet at Wayside Chapel at 8:15 am, 1705 NW Loop 410, SATX 78213 in the main parking lot where we will divide up the case quantities of fresh foods into family bags.  This will take 1-2 hours. Then, we will head over to Windbury Apts or Wurzbach Manor Apartments, SATX 78240 for distribution.  Distribution should also take approximately 2 hours after dividing the food up.   Zip lock bags, gallon/quart size, are needed for some items that come in large bags like spinach, carrots, and other vegetables.  This is a great way to meet, pray and help the foreign born families!

GLOW: Girls’ Life on Wurzbach This is a new effort matching women with teen girls.  It’s a new way to speak into the lives of the youth and offer insight to character development, joyful disposition, and respect for one another. More importantly, the girls simply want to be noticed, valued, and loved by others. If you’re interested in mentoring girls, let us know!

ESL online: We are connecting with adults (mostly women) who want to practice and learn English.  We are doing this through Zoom and WhatsApp and the schedule is flexible in the comfort of your home!  Contact me for more info.  We are looking for several volunteers to help meet the requests we are receiving for basic ESL lessons as well as citizenship classes!

Homework Help/Tutoring:  Want to help these children?  We are working with children interested in having fun and interacting with our team primarily Wednesdays at 6:00pm at Wurzbach Manor as well as other flexible times.  Want to help? Contact Carolyn Dick at

We need several more volunteers to lead zoom ESL classes as we have several women wanting to learn English!  These are one on one opportunities to teach various levels of English with a foreign-born resident.  Contact Patty Dyer at for more info!  These 1 hour classes can be scheduled based upon your available free time.  If you are gifted and willing, contact us!

Matthew Gruber
Director of New Hope Connection
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