The Mustard Seed Men
Organized by: Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed Men is a ministry that arose out of a men's retreat group at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin. We began as CRHP Team 40 at SJN about two years ago. Since our faith formation, we have been collectively searching for a mission and a way to serve our community. We started by gathering the coffee cans full of change around our homes and began pitching a few dollars at our monthly meetings while we searched for a mission. Along the way we ended up with about $2500 and sought a good way to use these funds to serve our community. Through some connections, we provided some groceries to single father and his families, we helped a family who lost their possessions in a fire in their trailer home and we used our connections and expertise to help clear up a misunderstanding with their insurance company, and we helped a single mother get out of a predatory auto loan into a much more affordable transportation option, again relying on our expertise and networks to secure the right loan and insurance.
What we found through these few cases is that the working poor are faced with many obstacles to maintain homes and feed their families. Sometimes these hard working folks are equipped to overcome these obstacles and sometimes they are not; that is where we come in. We have also learned that it takes treasure to help, but, more importantly it takes time and expertise to make a real difference. We are a group of men blessed with many professional skills and have large networks of skilled people to rely upon for the situations we are encountering with the working poor. With this fund raiser, we hope to scale our financial resources a little bit so that we can project assistance to more people. Any amount will help and, more importantly, if you have some expertise that can help, let us know.
Thanks, and God Bless
The Mustard Seed Men
"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matt. 17:20