Mission Stories

Mission Stories


MDPC has many wonderful mission partners, both locally and globally. Here are some of the inspiring and heart-felt stories they share with us.

Local Ministries

Giving Done Right: Small but Mighty

Phil and Grace, hosts of the Giving Done Right podcast, talk with Cathy Moore, executive director of Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS). Tune in as Moore discusses her experience working on the frontlines during both Hurricane Harvey and the COVID-19 pandemic, how she believes donors can best step up in a time of crisis, and how to think about the tension between giving to meet immediate needs and addressing an issue’s root causes

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Holiday Helpers

See the sweet connection below between two of MDPC's ministry partners, Santa Maria Hostel in Spring Branch and The Archway Academy, a special high school for students recovering from substance use disorders and mental health issues. Our city is filled with so much good news and ministries that reach out to care for others!

Thanksgiving Meal in a Bag Wrap-Up

Thanks to your generous contributions, MDPC accounted for a big chunk of the approximately 2,800 bags of non-perishables East Spring Branch Food Pantry collected, allowing them to serve over 1,080 families! Watch the sweet wrap-up slideshow:

Boys and Girls Country

Trauma is debilitating, and many kids at Boys and Girls Country have grappled with it. Their path to healing is complex, but with prayers and necessary resources we help children overcome it. Listen to BGC Senior Brandie whose faith and kindness are contagious. 

Hear Brandie's Story

The FORGE for Families

The FORGE for Families closed when the pandemic hit, but reopened for their students with parents that worked in essential jobs (medical workers, paramedics, firemen, first responders, etc.).

Casa el Buen Samaritano

From Casa el Buen Samaritano, thank you to everyone who supported or volunteered at our Happy Feet back-to-school event. In addition to providing the children with a backpack, supplies, and shoes, the program brings our volunteers together with the humble act of washing each child’s feet and sharing the gospel. 

Mission of Yahweh

60th Anniversary Video

Care Partners Drive -Through Gathering Place

View the Video here

Prison Entrepreneurial Program

PEPTalks: 2017 Graduate Jose (Joey) C. candidly shares how he was once a top-level gang enforcer who was driven by his prejudice. His heart was changed by PEP and he now advocates for peace and unity.

View the latest episode here

Generation One

Casa el Buen Samaritano

RaiseUp Families

RaiseUp Families’ approach to achieving Spring Branch ISD families stability in support of a child’s education has realized impressive results, with 100 percent of students remaining at the same school.


Newspring is a faith-based non-profit dedicated to making positive social and economic impacts in Houston's Spring Branch area.

Newspring Scholarship Award Winners

CarePartners is one of our local ministry partners that provides support, respite, and resources for caregivers. Since COVID-19, CarePartners has canceled all in-person weekly programs and have switched to visiting them safely at home. 

The FORGE for Families

A Zoom interview with Dana Thomas, Director of The FORGE for Families, located in Houston's Third Ward. Conducted by MDPC's Local Outreach Director, Jan Roe.

A ministry update from The FORGE:

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

This highly successful in-prison program trains inmates to be able to live and prosper on "the outside." Employment is often difficult for newly released prisoners, so PEP participants are taught the skills necessary to start their own businesses. 

KPRC Story and Video Published July 2020

Galveston Urban Ministries

Read a client story from GUM

Generation One

LIFE Houston

Since 1988, LIFE Houston has served as a lifeline for families with infants by providing free infant formula for emergencies. Here's an update on its work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Contact Local Outreach Director, Jan Roe ( ).

Global Ministries

Berea Ministry Update Video

Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt

Faith Ministry Update Video

This video is in English, following a brief introduction in Spanish.

Far East Broadcasting Zoom Interview

Free Wheelchair Mission Zoom Interview

Lulwanda Children's Home in Uganda

The Micah Project in Honduras

New Life School in Guatemala Update

Nueva Vida (New Life) School in Guatemala

A Zoom interview with the Director of New Life School, conducted by MDPC Outreach Director, Kelsi McCormack. 

Renewing Our Minds (ROM) Update Video


Contact Global Outreach Director, Kelsi McCormack ( ).

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