DO GOOD

Local and Global

From the beginning, The Simple Church has been about practically meeting needs of people. We desire to make an impact in the Shreveport -Bossier community, in the U.S., and throughout the world. You can help by taking part in the many mission opportunities presented by our church.


Want to know more about DO GOOD opportunities as they come up?

Text dogood to 77222.



SEE UPCOMING MISSION TRIPS BELOW


*All global mission trips will require a passport for travel. For more information on obtaining a passport CLICK HERE.

NUMANA 2020

SERVE THE HUNGRY

CLICK HERE to find out how you can be a superhero to children and their families in Haiti by filling rice and bean meal bags through Numana.  Register TODAY for a time spot that works for your family.  If you cannot help in person, but would still like to help, DONATE HERE. Just $15 provides 50 meals! Please help us raise $12,000 for 40,000 meals!

UPCOMING TRIPS

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITIES WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO TRAVEL AGAIN.


Lighthouse Family Retreat:

Join us on a trip to Destin, Florida

DATES:  July 5 - 11, 2020 - CANCELLED THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19

This year in the United States, more than 15,000 families will hear the dreadful news that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. As they make their way through treatment, they will face a thousand battles aside from the one happening with their kid’s cellular biology. 

Lighthouse Family Retreat is a faith-based nonprofit that exists to strengthen every family living through childhood cancer. They host restorative retreats so that families and their support systems can find hope in God and help in their fight.  As a church, we have committed to send volunteers.  Volunteers will be paired with a family living through childhood cancer to help serve them throughout the week with things like preparing and decorating condos, doing their laundry and dishes, playing games, and most of all, strengthening relationships that will last a lifetime.

Families living through childhood cancer attend at no cost. For that reason, we ask volunteers to raise funds to help cover their costs.

Minimum cost is $2800 per family - GOAL is $5000.  We will resource you with ways to fundraise and encourage everyone you know to join you in making a way for a family to put their toes in the sand and find the light of Jesus!

Local

We partner with several local organizations to help our community. Through the generosity of our people, we've provided:

  • Clothes, toiletries & meals for the homeless at The Hub and Shreveport/Bossier Rescue Mission.
  • Baby products and baby bottles filled with change for the Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center. 
  • Tutors, school uniforms, and boxes of food at Christmas for students at Bossier Elementary. 
  • Cleaned-up playgrounds at Bossier Elementary and Central Park Elementary.
  • One of the largest groups of blood donors for the LifeShare Blood Center. 
  • Toys for children's wings at local hospitals. 
  • Toiletries for residents at the NWLA Veterans Home. 
  • Bedding and towels for the Buckhalter Recovery Center. 
  • Scholarships for under-privileged kids to attend Rock Solid Sports Camps. 
  • Money for the "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" benefitting local Forensic Nurse Examiners helping victims of sexual assault. 
  • Provided clothes, coloring books, snacks and more to the Gingerbread House which works with abused children. 

Global

We are committed to making a difference throughout the world. We give our time & money to:


Africa New Life Ministries - Rwanda, Africa

Mission Trip in the summer; money to build orphanage and computer labs; monthly sponsorship of children.


Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee - Rwanda & Haiti

Drink Coffee. Do Good. - we serve this coffee each Sunday at our cafe; we sell packages of coffee in the Do Good Store. Every 130 bags that we sell provides an annual living wage for a coffee farmer's family.


Amigo Fiel - Juarez, Mexico

Mission Trips - Summer to do construction projects / Winter to distribute Operation Christmas Child gifts


Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse

Each November we collect shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toiletries, and small toys that will be given to needy children across the world.


United States

The Simple Church has sent teams of volunteers to help a group of Native Eskimos in Alaska and Native Americans in Oklahoma. We have collected school supplies for tornado damaged schools in Joplin, MO. We've helped rebuild in Tuscaloosa, Alabama after the tornado and in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.