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What Has Been Achieved?

In the Migrant Camps:

Thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ, and his Holy Spirit working through over 488 volunteers from 15 churches, we can tell you MUCH has been done!

Over 1200 people - men, women and children - have come to salvation in Christ Jesus!

Over 2000 Spanish Bibles and New Testaments have been given out.

Over 14,000 people in nine camps have been ministered to over the years.

Over 180,000 pounds (90 tons) of food and clothing have been distributed to these families.

Vacation Bible School has been held during most of the past ten years, sometimes several times in a summer, for the children.


Holiday Banquet for the Poor:

An Annual Holiday Banquet has been held in Sherwood, Oregon for the poor - many of them from the migrant camps - for nine years.  This has included a full Thanksgiving meal, music in English and Spanish, a gospel message, a Christian muppet show from the youth group at Rolling Hills Church in Tualatin, and a pinata.  Most years, the children have received gifts.  A number of people have come to Christ through this ministry as well.

SHPN Warehouse:

A 1200 square-foot warehouse has been completed in 2004 on the Bischof's property to store food and clothing through the winter and year-round.  This has ministered to many poor families in the area.

Food Baskets:

Any spare food from the camps has been placed in food baskets and distributed to the poor in downtown Portland (street people included) and other areas.