Mission 98 is reaching Denver for Christ through apartment, motel and mobile home communities. Demonstrating the care of Jesus while speaking the truth of Jesus, showing up, having fun, listening, teaching, sharing food and free clothing - all of this and more is what Mission 98 is.
Just as each community is unique, so is the outreach at each one. There are different levels of commitment ranging from simply building a relationship and serving the management to actually conducting regular church services on site. At some locations Mission 98 conducts weekly kid's clubs with a Bible lesson, craft, game and snack or meal. At others community meals and carnivals are hosted. Mission 98 even has a mobile clothing room that takes clothing and conversation to some apartments. At two locations volunteers help students with homework and provide a meal.
Funeral services. Weddings. Hospital visits. Mission 98 meets needs as they arise.
One of our students said this, "When I get up on Sunday morning I walk from my apartment to another in my apartment complex. I go in and they are cooking breakfast. We sit around the kitchen table and eat while we talk about our week or review memory verses. Then we have a Bible lesson. This is my church.
"They take us on trips to the lake in the summer, and to Jump Street and out to eat during the school year.
They spend time with me and help me through difficult times."
Another is grateful that we were there for her when her mother was ill, then provided comfort and a funeral when she died.
We all need relationship, and that is what Mission 98 takes into apartment, mobile home and motel communities.