New Life Covenant Church Hopefest provides propagandize supplies, support
August 2, 2016 - School Supplies
Rosalind Lee kept an eye out for her 5 grandchildren, interlude a review in a center of New Life Covenant Church’s lawn, to count.
“One, two, where’s Jason?” she asked, looking out in a crowd. Her grandson was fast located a few feet divided nearby one of a games during a church’s Hopefest 2016 in Elgin.
The Elgin lady is a stay during home grandmother who is lifting her late son’s 3 immature children and assisting her daughter lift her dual children. Lee’s son, Marlon Lee Sr., was shot in Sep 2012. He had worked for CeaseFire, an anti-violence module in Chicago, though was laid off a year before his death, she said.
New Life Covenant’s Hopefest helped out a family with new backpacks filled with propagandize reserve for any child. Families were also means to get haircuts for children, medical shots, a bag of groceries and learn about resources and other services from sponsors.
“It helps a lot,” Lee said. “I adore Elgin since of all a events like this that assistance enormously.”
The second annual Hopefest had some-more than 1,000 people come to a Highland Avenue church Saturday. Pastor Danny Flores pronounced a church has hold Hopefest in Chicago for about 15 years. The Elgin campus started a bid final year, he said.
“The categorical thought is to give them propagandize reserve and resources, though during a finish of a day, we wish to urge for them and share a summary of Christ,” Flores said. “This is for a adore of Jesus.”
One of Lee’s grandsons, Darnell Seaverson, who will be in second class during Channing Elementary School in Elgin, pronounced he enjoyed a prayers and favourite his new immature backpack. He is looking brazen to “meeting his clergyman and saying my friends,” a 7-year-old said.
Gloria Casas is a freelance contributor for The Courier-News.