National City Free Methodist Church and Ministry of Jerusalem have provided tens of thousands of fresh eggs to community members.
For the last three years, God has prepared the congregation of Emmanuel Free Methodist Church (Iglesia Metodista Libre Emmanuel) in National City to rise to meet the needs of their community during the COVID-19 pandemic through the Ministry of Jerusalem project. Before the pandemic, the church had developed an active relationship with the San Diego area government and food assistance programs, providing immediate assistance to their neighbors and people in need of food, clothing, and even home construction. When COVID-19 hit, they were ready.
Hear from Reverend Gerardo Ortiz, pastor at Emmanuel Free Methodist Church, and Joe Mendoza, president of Ministry of Jerusalem as they share how God has continued to provide for the people of their community in the form of a food assistance program that feeds hundreds of families every day. Celebrate with them, and find out how you can pray for people suffering both here and across the border.
People volunteer to help with the food program from across the San Diego area.
Fresh produce is collected multiple times each week from local food providers and pantries. A healthy, long standing relationship with organizations makes this food program possible.
Leaders: National City City Council Candidate José Rodriguez, Reverend Gerardo Ortiz, Senator Ben Hueso, Ministry of Jerusalem President Joe Mendoza, Ministry of Jerusalem Cofounder Anabel Mendoza
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Volunteers from the National City Free Methodist Church, other congregations, and from across the community prepare boxes of fresh food for people in need and load them directly into visitors’ cars to reduce change of COVID-19 infection.
The food distribution program has been so popular across the San Diego area that hundreds of cars begin lining up early in the morning to receive a basket of food multiple times each week.
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