Posts Tagged ‘children’

Be the Loaf Campaign for Children in the news

February 26, 2008

EMILY BARNES/The Times-Union Pastor Moses Criswell of Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ stands with Howard Ford, 7, a participant in the after-school program at the Eastside church.Thanks to columnist Charlie Patton of the Florida Times-Union, Pastor Moses Criswell and Be the Loaf Campaign for Children was featured Feb. 26, 2008 on the front of the Metro section. Nice job, Charlie, capturing how Moses has worked 12 years to become an overnight sensation.

We welcome all help to the Be the Loaf Campaign for Children. This is all about how everyone can pitch in just a little bit more to ensure children are educated, fed and safe, no matter what neighborhood they live in.

Taste Memory chef makes pretzels with kids

February 23, 2008

Behind every thriving and joyful child is a loving, caring adult.

On Feb. 22, 2008, Inga Brunnett, founder and creative force behind Taste Memory,  was that loving and caring adult who worked with children making homemade pretzels in the modest sanctuary basement of Triumph the Church in East Jacksonville, Florida.

The culinary expert dusted the Formica countertop with flour, rolled out the dough
and showed children how to twist it into both classic and innovative pretzel shapes,
then brush an egg wash over the top and pop it in the oven for a few minutes.

The smell of baking bread wafted through the church basement, where
children drop in every day for tutoring, snacks and mentoring.

When the pretzels were golden, the children then were able to eat the fruits
of their own labor.

What a great way to end a busy week in East Jacksonville.

And a good way for children to get away from the gunfire and terror of the streets
in the neighborhood, where yellow crime-scene tape is a regular part
of the landscape.

Inga Brunnett makes pretzels with children.

It started with a loaf of bread…

January 26, 2008

When Triumph Community Development Center’s after-school program asked Panera Bread Company for day-old bread to feed 100 Jacksonville inner-city children who visit the center daily to work on their homework, the answer was a polite “no.”

However, Panera’s did give Pastor Moses Criswell a certificate for one loaf of bread per month.

To feed 100 children a day.

A man of faith, Pastor Moses didn’t feel the sting of a gift at which others might scoff.

Instead, he sees it as a “challenge grant” and looks to the people of God to multiply that loaf of bread.

Pastor Moses said, “Panera told us there are many worthy causes that they cannot support, and yet we know our children in inner-city Jacksonville are worthy of investment. We also know our community will rise to the challenge. We’re now calling for the miracle that takes one loaf of bread and turns it into many.”

Jacksonville, Florida is the Be the Loaf launchpad that is spreading from community to community in Florida.

Pastor Moses Criswell wants to create a more self-sufficient generation of children from the urban core.

“This is more than just about bread,” said Moses. “This is about the destiny of inner-city children, who have to rely so much on themselves in this world today. It’s a very harsh life for them.”

Inner-city Jacksonville is the epicenter for murders in Florida. Be the Loaf campaign is a pivot for fighting crime, fighting hunger and fighting hopelessness.

Donate your good, used bread machine today. We’ll put it to good use in our Be the Loaf campaign.

And watch the miracles unfold.