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Mission of Grace has worked to eliminate transportation obstacles for local residents to move on to higher education.
For the past five years, the church has operated a transportation ministry to help students attend adult education classes and classes at Spartanburg Community College (SCC).
Mission of Grace will hold its third annual golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cherokee National Golf Club to help it continue providing rides for county students seeking to continue their education.
“Transportation has always been a hindrance for students in our county when it comes to getting educated,” pastor Michael Freyta said. “During the past five years, we have provided rides for 83 students. Twenty-seven students have been able to further their education by attending Spartanburg Community College.”
SCC students pay $20 a week for transportation by Mission of Grace. There is no charge for adult education students.
Mission of Grace has nine teams signed up and plenty of space left for teams to enter the golf tournament. Forms are available in the Oct. 4 and 6 Ledger editions and can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission of Grace is scheduled to take delivery this week on a new bus for its student transportation service.
“I am really overwhelmed and humbled by the support we are getting from the community this year,” Freyta said. “God gave me the Bible verse Psalms 54:4 in February. The verse states ‘Behold, God is mine helper. The Lord is with those that will uphold my life.’ There are people in place that are helping us and allowing this transportation ministry to continue.”
Lunch for golf tournament participants starts at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30p.m.
A $500 gold sponsorship for the golf tournament includes two team entry fees and a hole sponsor. A $300 silver sponsorship provides one team entry fee and a hole sponsor. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.