An update regarding our Global Outreach Brazil Initiative:
To our TMA Family,
At the start of our Brazil project, TMA’s Global Outreach class prayed to raise enough money to build at least one house in Parque das Flores, but our God-sized dream was to build even more. We knew this mission would require a significant amount of generosity, and amazingly, by God’s grace and provision, we have raised OVER $10,000-enough to build at least FOUR homes for families in need.
To our TMA family, thank you! Thank you for your extreme kindness, your generosity, your prayers, and your partnership in supporting our mission. We serve a God who does more than we can ask, think, or imagine, and even in a year filled with so many unknowns, He continues to prove that He is a present, faithful, and miracle-working God. Again, we thank you!
TMA’s Global Outreach Class
"For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God."
Spanish Honor Society
The Spanish Honor Society packed over 200 gift bags filled with Thank You cards and snacks for nurses and employees at three Advent Health COVID units in the area!
The Empty Bowls Project
On Thursday, January 28 our Fine Arts department facilitated its third annual Empty Bowls Project: a benefit dinner providing help for the needy. Hot soup, bread, and a cookie were carefully packaged and hand-delivered to families during our on-campus drive-thru. Along with their meal, each family also received a ceramic bowl made with care by our TMA Fine Arts students, a symbolic reminder of all the empty bowls — or hungry people — within our community.
This year all profits were donated to Harvest Time International, an organization providing a hand up to children and families in need. Together, students raised over $2,800.00 through this incredible mission!
A special thanks to everyone who participated!
Going the Second Mile
It brings us joy to witness our students going the second mile for Christ! We want to recognize and celebrate Evan Vickaryous for being honored by Impower, a leading non-profit, mental health, substance misuse and child well-being organization dedicated to empowering the lives of people by offering them the services they need.
Evan leads an annual Holiday Sock Drive that donates new socks to their organization along with foster homes, homeless shelters and other groups supporting children in need.
We are so proud of you, Evan!
The Global Outreach class at TMA hosted their first Love Week! The mission? To intentionally share God’s endless, radical love to our community. They did so by aiming for a collective goal of 500 service hours by the end of the week. God provided plenty of opportunities, and our students exceeded that goal and achieved 587 service hours!
Students served as maintenance support and after-school aides for our teachers. They gave love through free car washes and sharing food with the homeless. They invited friends to join them for youth group, inviting others to be part of the same, glorious community God has given them.
We praise God for what He is doing in the life of our students! Thank you for everyone who helped out during Love Week!
Partnering with New Missions
Several members of our National Honor Society packed, inspected, and processed nearly 1,000 boxes filled with toiletries, school supplies, and toys to be distributed in Haiti! This is our sixth year partnering with New Missions, and we are grateful that our students can serve in international missions — right in our backyard!
Loving the Community
At TMA, our Global Outreach class intentionally seeks out opportunities to love the surrounding community. Recently, our Global Outreach Class was inspired by the precious children at Orange County Academy. Whether playing a game of freeze tag, assisting in math class, or laughing around the lunch table — we are truly grateful for the opportunity to create lasting relationships with our “buddies” at OCA.
Our Global Outreach class assembled 328 care packages for the homeless community in downtown Orlando. Their goal was to pack 250 bags, but God provided abundantly more through food, water, and toiletry donations from TMA families! Special thanks to our families and friends who generously supported this outreach.