19th Annual Mission Devine needs volunteers and supporters, 30-40 projects slated, funds slowly coming in

Mission Devine will host its yearly mission week on June 5-10, 2023 with a kickoff on Sunday, June 4 at the First Baptist Church of Devine at 6:00 p.m. Volunteers are still needed as well as funds. Signs are going up daily on Highway 173 between the two churches as donations come in. New ones are being made for the new donors.
“We have 30 to 40 projects and will do as many as we can with the funds available, as donations have slowly been coming this year”, said Kim Aaron, Mission Devine Board Member.
Those who would like to help monetarily can do so by dropping donations by American Momentum Bank or sending it by mail to Mission Devine, PO Box 42, Devine, Tx. 78016.
Volunteers are still needed as well. “We are always in need of more craftsmen plus kids to help with lawn mowing, hauling brush, painting, wood working.”
Whether you have time to volunteer a day, two days, all week or a few hours, every hour makes a difference.
Volunteers are invited to join us for the kickoff on Sunday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Volunteers can also sign up by pre-registering on the missiondevine.org website ahead of time or on Sunday, or the first day on Monday for assignments. Volunteers are welcome to join in any day as well.
Daily starting Monday, June 5 at 7:15 volunteers, project managers and leaders will gather each morning Monday thru Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall in Devine for a prayer, breakfast and assignments. They also return at lunch time for lunch and a break before heading back out.
The Methodist Church hosts their annual Vacation Bible School the same week, so those who need childcare can take advantage of that time to help in the morning while the kids are at vacation bible school.
Our History-Our Start
In 2005, Mrs. Daniel Young of Devine First Baptist Church shared a vision with others about how following the 2nd Commandment of Jesus Christ in demonstrating Christian love for our neighbors. Forming the core group and first Committee of Mission Devine. Backyard Bible Clubs were formed, work projects were determined by the need for trash pickup around the city, painting houses that desperately needed painting, minor repair projects at church and elsewhere; and creation of Youth Retreat Week that would assist project leaders in with work projects. 11 Projects were assigned with an additional 3 locations for tree trimming. Starting with just $200 by the week’s end the first Mission Devine had received and spent donations totaling $7,356.82
In 2005, the first committee members were; Tanya Tilley, Regina Morales, Daniel Young, and Sue Bates.
First Mission Devine week was June 6th-11th, 2005, eighteen years ago! 
Backyard Bible Club volunteers were; Mitzi Wood, Amber Isbell, Reagan/Caroline Anderson, Wayde Anderson, Leann Solomon, Hayley Summers, Dougherty Kids, Jack & Ruth Turner, Beulah Anderson, Gina Morales, and Justin & Sara Brite.