Outreach

 

Souper Bowl of Caring

 

Souper Bowl of Caring  – This nationwide mission started right here in Columbia, SC with the following prayer "Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat" is inspiring a youth-led movement to help hungry and hurting people around the world.

This prayer, delivered by Brad Smith, then a seminary intern serving at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, gave birth to an idea. Why not use Super Bowl weekend, a time when people come together for football and fun, to also unify the nation for a higher good: collecting dollars and canned food for the needy? Youth could collect donations at their schools and churches in soup pots, and then send every dollar DIRECTLY to a local charity of THEIR choice. We at Trinity have participated yearly  and took up $227.47 this year by our children for the Oliver Gospel Mission. In 2013 6,065 participating groups collected $6,537,810 in cash and food items for charities in their area. WE were a part of this enormous  number so never think a dollar does not matter. The mission of this project grew from this one church collecting money to multiple mission projects. Look at their web site and be amazed at the power of GOD: http://www.souperbowl.org/hubs/1/Souper_Bowl_of_Caring