June 2020


Jason Orndorff Story – PHS Food Delivery

This story is written by Jason Orndorff, a member of Grace. He and his wife, Brandy, are a part of Howard County’s Building Families for Children and Families. Their family is a “Safe Family,” a licensed host family that can host children in desperate situations or volunteer hours among many other service opportunities. He is sharing his story at the PHS food delivery last Saturday, June 13th at Park Heights.

AP COVID Project

Grace helps field worker start a food assistance program in Southeast Asia

Our field workers are spreading the love of Jesus during a time of great need that is felt around the world. One of our workers has seen first hand the devastation her community is experiencing. Tourism is the main revenue stream for this community and most families work today to eat tomorrow. COVID has stripped away their ability to work. AP spent time in prayer and felt the Lord leading her to create a feeding program for locals. God’s perfect timing and provision allowed Grace to release $4000 in funds to start the project. AP (our field worker in Southeast Asia) asks that our church body cover her in prayer as she seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ to those in need.

2020 Impact Trips // Ready to serve in 2021?

We are grateful to Grace members that applied for 2020 Impact Trips. The decision was made to cancel all trips. The safety of our partners and church members is a top priority. We have begun to plan and dream about 2021 Impact Trips. Would you join us in praying for God’s plan to be made clear and for God to prepare the hearts of our partners and church members that will take part in these experiences?


One of the unexpected joys of delivering food to our neighbors is that often, it doesn’t stop there. Kristin Weinig shares about the first time she dropped off food boxes to a family in need: “After I knocked on the door and my husband stood beside me holding the box, we saw a young boy at the window that wouldn’t open the door. We went back to the car, brought our two young kids to the sidewalk and they held up the sign with his name on it. A smile came over his face and he opened the door. We showed him the groceries and he called his mom to come down. She was so thankful to see and talk to us. After a brief conversation, the young boy said ‘I was really afraid that you were here to take our stuff.’ It didn’t hit us until later when our 6-year-old son expressed confusion over why the other boy would be afraid of us. It sparked a hard conversation, but lately we’ve had to have lots of hard conversations with our kids.”


Our YA community groups have adopted our local fire stations and are delivering them care packages!! It is such a small way for us to care for those on the front lines who are caring for all of us. 


An Update from Jesse and Mei 

The emergence and initial impact of the corona virus pandemic in Indonesia became much more real and tangible on March 16th.  That’s when the central government implemented social distancing and quarantine measures nationwide.  As we prepared for a likely lockdown of our city, we had no idea what the next couple of weeks might look like, never mind the next couple of months.  In January we had already booked our plane tickets to return to Maryland in late June to attend our son’s wedding in July, planning to stay in the U.S. less than a month.  

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