This month's Missionary Spotlight is Peoria's South Side Mission. The vision of the South Side Mission is “to minister to our community in Christ loving ways that provide opportunity for positive change.” The mission primarily serves the residents of the 61605 zip code, one of the 100 poorest zip codes in the country. 61605 is home to 16,000 people, 49% living below the poverty level, compared to 17% for the country. The mission is a success with the help of over 38,000 volunteer hours annually. Their annual budget is $4 million, supported completely by donations, and they receive no government or United Way funding.
Your gifts this month will help South Side Mission to fulfill their mission, which is “to proclaim Jesus Christ, in His name, love our neighbors and provide hope to the community through life transforming ministries.”
Please be in prayer throughout July for this vital ministry. Monetary donations are being taken through the third Sunday of June (checks should be made payable to "HCPC Missionary Society").
More information about the South Side Mission can be found through this link: SOUTH SIDE MISSION