News from Impact

Thank you from Karen VBS

Thanks to all who donated backpacks to needy Karen children and helped out in the VBS that took place August 6-8. We collected 85 backpacks, and 131 children attended the VBS, aided by 47 volunteers. You blessed many families! Twenty-four children made first-time decisions to follow Christ. Below is a picture of the cross you'll see in the Commons this weekend at Five Oaks. Kids at the Karen VBS each put their thumbprint on a small wooden heart charm, which signified that they were unique and special to God. Those kids who wanted to live their life for Christ went up and hung their heart on the cross.

Feed My Starving Children “Pack at the Park”


Target Field has been the site of both agony and ecstasy for the Twins this summer, but on September 20 you will be able to bless the most vulnerable of children by going there to pack nutritious, desperately-needed meals. The meals will be shipped to partners working hard to reach the neediest children around the world.

We have only 200 slots, so register soon!

Date:     Wednesday, September 20
Time:     5:30-7:30 PM
Place:    Target Field, downtown Minneapolis

Want to sign up to help? Click here to volunteer.

What is Five Oaks doing in Berlin?

Dennis and Nicole DeBruyn, Reach Global workers in Berlin, will visit Five Oaks August 26 and 27 to share with us about church planting, leadership development, and neighborhood outreach in this strategic, multicultural city.  We look forward to the opportunity to meet them in the Commons learn more about their ministry!

Upcoming Impact Opportunities

Dorothy Day – prepare and serve a meal
Saturday, Sept 2, 9:30 AM -1:15 PM
For details and to register, please email

SALT ESL Training (SALT=Somali Adult Literacy Training)
Saturday, September 9, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Bethlehem Baptist Church
For information:

Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack – Target Field
Wednesday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 PM (more information above in this blog)

Click this link to reserve your spot:

Kids Hope USA Mentor
Get informed and sign-up in September
For information:


Kevin Johnson, Impact Director