Our teens went to a Houston Dynamo game. The dynamos played great, and everyone had fun cheering for them. It was a great way to spend a hot summer evening! We will continue to root for them as the play throughout the summer! Type your paragraph here.
In May, Neighbors in Action welcomed Girl Scouts Troop 21179 in the community park. The girls hosted a fun event for our Port kids to educate them about a healthy life style and eating habits. Thank you all so much for coming, and we are looking forward to working with you in the future!
On June 28, 12 Port Houston kids left for Stoney Creek Camp. This Christian camp offered many wonderful opportunities for our campers: Hanging 20 feet above the ground enjoying the ropes course, blobbing, catching a fish, kayaking, seeing a deer, playing Ultimate frisbee and more. They tried new things, grew in self-confidence, and deepened connection with others while hearing that we are eternally loved by God who offers new life to those who trust Him.
We thank the Stoller Foundation for sponsoring 5 children, and for everybody whose donations made this camp possible.
On May 16, the Youth Ministry of Memorial Drive UMC - The Refuge - hosted an end of year school party for Port Houston families. The kids had a blast with all the different types of games, such as pool, air hockey, Wii, and basketball, and enjoyed different crafts and a coloring contest. The parents who came enjoyed some hours of relaxation. At noon, we were served burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream! NIA would like to thank the Refuge Team for making this an unforgettable day for many!
Neighbors in Action would like to give a heartfelt thanks to two wonderful groups who volunteered at our center in June: Memorial Drive UMC Youth Group and FUGE Camp!
For two days, the middle schoolers from Memorial Drive UMC worked hard to clean our center, decorate the prayer room, sort toys, and host games at the park for the children of the neighborhood. The center is sparkling now!
For FUGE Camp it was the 3rd year to volunteer! The group walked through the entire neighborhood on three days, praying and handing out NIA flyers.
THANK YOU for all your support, prayers and love! We are looking forward to having you back!
In June, a group of Port Houston teenagers joined First Methodist students at Student Life Camp in Alabama. Going to a new place is always scary. but we were welcomed by some amazing waves, got to worship with a few hundred people and lean into what God wanted to tell us. We learned that we can't change people but that God can. Everybody got to build comradely and make new memories with everyone. The students opened about their struggles and challenges in their Journey with God. We were challenged and inspired to be a follower and not a fan. It was a wonderful trip for all that attended.
We had 23 Port Houston children attend this year's VBS at First Methodist. It was amazing to watch all of the kids as their hearts were filled with the word of the Lord. Activities such as, worship and Bible study were a main priority, as well as fun games and crafts. Many of the kids loved getting their hands dirty in shaving cream, while others liked playing life-size "Hungry, Hungry, Hippos". Some of the older children expressed interest in becoming a "helper" next year. It was very clear that all had an amazing experience at VBS this year, and we are looking forward to our own VBS out in Port Houston in August!Type your paragraph here.
What better way to kick off the summer than a day of fun in the sun at Schlitterbahn? The youth group headed to Galveston at the end of May to celebrate the end of the school year and kick off the summer in style. We spent the day enjoying the water and the Texas sun!
This June, some of the moms of Port Houston put on a garage sale to raise money for summer programs. They put on a great sale, and were excited to donate the money to all the fun activities their children are engaged in this summer. The turnout was fantastic, and we are looking forward to doing another sale sometime in the future!