May 9, 2009
With more than 230 people representing numerous churches, ministries, and organizations from Greater Houston, Mission Houston celebrated its Annual Fundraiser Luncheon “Greater Things Have Yet to Come” on May 8, 2009.
Dr. J. Doug Stringer from Somebody Cares was presented with the 2009 Mission Houston Nehemiah Award in recognition of his years of servant-leadership in building and restoring Houston for good.
Providing an inspiring “year in review”, Jim Herrington highlighted the Whole & Healthy Children Initiative alive in 8 communities across the city, 7 beautification projects that have taken place, $35,000 raised for school improvements, and more than 110 mentors serving children at risk in elementary schools.
Continuing to cast the vision of Mission Houston forward was Randy Schroeder as he shared from his heart the value and significance of the vision to him and to Greater Houston. Closing of the program, hosted at the well-appointed Junior League of Houston, was Rick Figueroa, as he, too, shared his like-heartedness in casting and embracing the vision of “a Greater Houston for good.”
As true servant-leaders, Randy and Staci Schroeder served as Event Chairs, providing wisdom, guidance, and practical advice and involvement for this pivotal annual event. Kyle and Barbara Vann served as Honorary Event Chairs. Kim Kossie added her natural flair to the event as Mistress of Ceremonies, and Elizabeth Wareing served as Event Sponsor.
A spirited finale was led by Russell Thompson II as the audience worshipped to a medley of “Greater Things Have Yet to Come”, “How Great is our God”, and “How Great Thou Art”.
This annual fundraiser raised over $70,000 in net proceeds for Mission Houston, and the Lord has provided even more in gifts and relationships since the close of the event.
Included is the video presented at the May 8, 2009 luncheon.
If you participated in the luncheon, your comments are welcome!