Vision:  To transform lives for Christ through a ministry with families in transition by providing housing, spiritual guidance, and other support as identified by each family together with the ministry team.

Pekin first is Reaching Our Community (R.O.C.) by building a duplex to help people in transition with stable housing. The community of Pekin First walks with these families to help with job placement, school enrollment, and spiritual guidance.

Here is a current update on the happenings at Providence Place
Building permit issued
Temporary electric pole is up.
We expect to stake this week and start the excavation.
We have several contractors who are donating or discounting services or materials:  Matt Stropes, Standard Heating, American Concrete, Mohr & Kerr, Altorfer, Benassi Roofing
$3500 grant from FUMC Endowment for June meals and housing for build volunteers
Donation matching grant extended until May 21st
Key needs:
            Host Homes (see Debbie Helmick or Kay Appell) - Housing volunteers during the build in June
            Food and Kitchen (see Sue Flier or Janet Kolves) - Providing Meals during the build in June
            A person who will arrange and coordinate a mission project or mission projects for the spouses of our out of town volunteers during the build in June.
            Build Volunteers for June 17-19.  We can use anyone we have a critical need for strong/fit people who can help with the heavy stuff, roof, etc.