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In the old west, populations of desolate towns could explode as a result of discovering gold, silver, or even oil. Oftentimes, those thriving boomtowns would shrink when fortunes were not made, or the supply of sought-after minerals declined. While these stories harken images of the Gold Rush, boomtowns still exist all around us. For instance, in the next ten to fifteen years, Troy, TX is projected to triple in size, moving from less than 2,000 people to over 6,000, and Troy UMC is gearing up for the boom.
In 2010, the clergy and lay leadership at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Amarillo recognized that they needed a new Children’s Center to truly serve the needs of their community. They understood that if they wanted to keep their congregation thriving, it was important to provide the community’s young families with the programs and facilities that a strong local church could provide.
Twenty years ago, Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church in Katy was a worship community in search of a place to gather. Today, Grace Fellowship UMC sits on a 30- acre campus, with a worship center, a children’s center, a youth ministry building and an administrative and meeting facility. And TMF has been there every step of the way.
TMF Loan Provides Plenty of Space for Students to Share a Prayer – And Donuts – Before School.
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.
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.
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.
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.