Outcome Stories

Loans that changed lives.

TMF loans have helped many congregations make a big difference. Read some of their stories below.

Whether you are a loan recipient or investor, we all have the same mission: to make a positive and lasting impact on individuals, families and organizations by serving a higher purpose.

 

Loan Recipients

Read about a few of the many organizations that have achieved their God-appointed missions through a TMF loan:

Students Make Mid-Week a Celebration of Faith at Harvest UMC
TMF Loan Provides Plenty of Space for Students to Share a Prayer – And Donuts – Before School.

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TMF loan helps UUMC in Austin to help neighbors in need
Thanks to a loan from TMF, University United Methodist Church in Austin was able to expand and update the facilities they use to feed more than 200 homeless individuals and families every week.

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Project Hope provides individuals an opportunity to change lives with grants from TMF
Christ UMC in Plano used grants from TMF to help individuals who’ve fallen on bad times to start over and work toward their dreams.

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The Lighthouse at Bethany UMC in Austin
A lighthouse casts a light to guide mariners to safety in dangerous waters. The new youth activities building at Bethany United Methodist Church in Austin, appropriately named “The Lighthouse,” is not only full of the light and laughter of 100 active youth throughout the week – it is a beacon of hope for homeless families with children during times of darkness and defeat.

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St. John’s Downtown Houston Practices the Power of Touch
A twenty-seven-year-old man living “on the slab” had accepted society’s labels – 8th-grade dropout, drug and alcohol addict, homeless man. St. John’s United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Houston, however, viewed him differently.

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Twice Blessed Thrift Ministry - A Dwelling Place for God in La Vernia
With help from Texas Methodist Foundation lending, stewardship education, and endowment building services, La Vernia United Methodist Church is proving no obstacle is big enough to defeat a congregation determined to answer God’s unique call to serve their community.

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Investors

While offering competitive rates of return, investing in the Methodist Loan Fund offers individuals, churches, agencies and institutions an opportunity to support TMF's loan program.

Read about a few of the many organizations that are strengthening the ability of the Church to transform lives by investing in the Methodist Loan Fund:

First UMC Tyler Invests 100,000 Dimes for Ministry
It’s not often that you hear about transforming a few dimes into $10,000. But First United Methodist Church Tyler accepted a challenge to take 50 cents and make it multiply, and multiply it did.

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First UMC Dumas Extends Horizon of Hope
The caring people of FUMC Dumas host a low-cost Mother’s Day Out program, an ESL program free of charge, and participate in other community events such as a Christmas Sharing and Backyard Missions where those less fortunate find nourishment and gifts during the holiday season and assistance with home repairs year round.

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