MISSIONS

UPCOMING MISSION PROJECTS

For the month of May, we're focusing on hunger. On May 8th, we'll serve at the Austin Baptist Chapel soup kitchen. Throughout the month of May, we're covering the stage with donations to the Austin Baptist Community Center. You can find a list of needed items in the weekly equipper or by e-mailing staff@westoak.org

SPRING MISSION HIGHLIGHTS

In February, we held a baked goods auction to raise money to go toward future mission projects. We raised $3000 to go toward an upcoming mission project to Peru in 2022. Thank you church for your commitment to missions!

In March, we sent a team of church members to deliver food to the weekly UT Austin BSM lunch. Due to covid restrictions, we didn't get to interact with those receiving lunches, but we appreciated the opportunity to get to invest in the critical ministry of the local Baptist Student Ministry. Those who attended also had the opportunity to tour the new ministry building and find out how the BSM is continuing to impact the students on UT's campus.

In April, we assembled the Rake Brigade to help several of our neighbors tackle the seasonal debris we've all come to expect. About 20 volunteers from Westoak descended upon our surrounding neighborhood to share God's love through service.

Also in April, we collected the Annual Annie Armstrong Mission Offering and surpassed our $2000 goal. These funds will help support missionaries serving across North America as they invest in communities who need the light of the gospel message.

FALL MISSION HIGHLIGHTS

Each year we participate in filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This year, we sent 128 boxes to the Dallas processing center from Westoak Woods. Thank you for participating in this ministry to children in need!

In October, WWBC collected over 300 gift cards to distribute to Austin Law Enforcement! These gifts were warmly received and Pastor James even received a Commander’s Medal as a token of appreciation.

In August, WWBC provided 72 gift bags to West Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. It is our hope that we can be good neighbors to those around us. During Covid-19, visits for these residents are few and far between, but goodie bags are always appreciated!