Lots of missions activity was taking place at Grace Community Church in Bryan when Flat Menno stopped by for a visit, and he jumped right in and got involved in a variety of things, including food distribution and a Christmas toy giveaway.
Flat Menno explores the Grace Community Church upon his arrival.
Looking over some of the photos of baptisms in 2012.
Flat Menno meets with Jon Andrews, the representative from Tiny Hands International, an agency the church supports in Nepal to free children and women stolen for the sex trade.


Flat Menno helps Andy and Brian move furniture in the church to make space for the food Christmas giveaway.


Preparing to move some of the vegetables for the giveaway. More than 325 families
will receive a week’s worth of groceries tonight, so a lot of work has to happen. Everyone pitches in.


Menno inspects some of the boxed and canned goods.
Helping Jan and Patrick to sort some
of the $60,000 worth of groceries to be given away.
Helping Dottie to get the cookie
trays ready for the Christmas party the church throws for all
those receiving food.


Helping Mary serve some of the 500
guests for the Christmas party.


Josh load the groceries into cars for the families receiving food.
Flat Menno meets the New Covenant
Players, who were the entertainment for the party.


Sunday after church the furniture is moved again and the toy giveaway setup starts. Here Flat Menno is sorting some of the board games.


Helping Corbin to unload the
trucks with toys. The church has two 53-foot semis filled with clean
good condition used toys, as well as some $15-18,000 in new toys compliments of
the Toys for Tots organization in Williams County.


Helping Doris put out some of the
4-5,000 stuffed animals for the giveaway.


Ed, Bart and Sheri finish the unloading of the toys.


Helping to set up the 45 new bikes
being given away.  It may be time to take off the tie…


The stuffed animal room before one
of the three giveaways scheduled for Monday.


Flat Menno watches in amazement as
200 people come to get toys for each giveaway. A total of 1,100
children received toys during this three-session event.
Flat Menno is overwhelmed at what the boys’
tables look like after each of the giveaway sessions.


Starting to re-set the toys after
the first giveaway.