Shop local for pumpkins and support people in need

By Carrie A. Mizell
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!
Mission in Action For God has once again set up a pumpkin patch in Bell that will be open through Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m.
Pumpkins range from $1 to $30 each and all proceeds raised at the pumpkin patch go back into the Mission, which helps people in need in this community.

Bailey Molzen, 8, and her sister Jenna Molzen, 9, both Bell Elementary School students, picked out pumpkins at Mission in Action for God’s pumpkin patch. The girls were excited to take their pumpkins home and carve them before Halloween.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available, as well as homemade crafts that can be obtained for a donation.
As Matthew 19:26 states, “With God all things are possible.” That is Mission in Action For God’s motto, as the volunteers strive to serve God by serving other people on a daily basis.
Although many of the people served live in Gilchrist County, Mission in Action For God does not limit their assistance to this county alone.
Financial support for the nonprofit is provided through fundraising efforts, like the pumpkin patch, as well as the generosity of others who believe in their mission and share a desire to serve people in need.
Mission in Action For God distributes food to families in need on an emergency basis. Volunteers also plant and harvest a garden.
All of the volunteers for Mission in Action For God work full time jobs, but they make time to serve in various areas, including providing weekly gift baskets to Shands, Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, Haven Hospice, Lake City VA Medical Center, and the Gainesville VA Medical Center. Volunteers also serve food to the homeless in Gainesville, while providing stocking hats, socks, washcloths and other items to the homeless. Mission in Action For God volunteers also maintain a butterfly garden at the Winn Dixie Hope Lodge.
To learn more about Mission in Action For God, email or call (352) 463-2058.