Author: Omar C. Garcia

Omar joined the Kingsland Baptist Church staff in July of 2005. He grew up in McAllen, Texas and is a graduate of Pan American University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Omar served churches in the ministry of Christian education for 27 years, has written magazine articles and adult Bible study lessons for LifeWay Christian Resources for the past 16 years, and maintains, a popular website for teachers and Bible students. He has led several Sunday Schools to embrace the Great Commandment and the Great Commission and to minister beyond the boundaries of the church campus. Omar has led others in a variety of local and international ministry initiatives. He is deeply grateful to God for the opportunity to devote the coming years of his life to serving God in the areas of missions and evangelism at Kingsland Baptist Church.

KISD Breakfast & Lunch Locations

To assist our families in meeting the needs of students during the district closure next week, school breakfast and lunches will be offered to all Katy area children ages 0-18, free of charge.  Children do not need to be an enrolled Katy ISD student in order to receive a meal.

The meals will be served at the campuses listed below from 9:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. All meals will be provided in a “grab and go” style outside of the cafeteria near the covered walkway where buses pickup and drop off students. Families will not be able to enter the campus during the meal service.


• Bear Creek Elementary

• Bethke Elementary (Moving to Paetow High School starting March 23)

• Golbow Elementary

• Hutsell Elementary

• Mayde Creek Elementary

• Memorial Parkway Elementary

• Sundown Elementary

• West Memorial Elementary

• Williams Elementary

• Tompkins High School

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact (281) 396-2151 or visit Katy ISD Food Services.

Friends of Sundown Covid-19 Response

As resources become more scarce, the effect these shortages have on the communities we serve is amplified. They regularly lack access to information, transportation and resources, which are now becoming hard to find for everyone. You can imagine the concern we have for our neighbors.

Now, more than ever, we need your help and this is how:

Volunteer Opportunities: We intend to keep the health and safety of volunteers and our communities our top priority. We strive to adhere to all federal and CDC guidelines.

• Preferably pre-packaged kits (List of Items listed below)
• Pick up kits and supplies from partners
• Deliver kits and supplies to storage site/distribution site

• On site Volunteer Position
• Package bulk/loose items in an easier to distribute packaging

• Remote Volunteer Position
• Bilingual in Spanish
• Google Voice # assigned to receive phone calls
• Receive information for mobile deliveries

STORAGE SITE (location to be determined)
• On site
• Organize any items that would be stored
• Prepare supply kits

• On site (location to be determined)
• Distribute supplies to community members during drive-thru services
• Mobile Volunteers to Deliver supplies to at risk community members

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the positions above, please sign up through this link:


• Nonperishable food items
• Toilet paper
• Water
• Feminine hygiene products
• Latex Gloves
• Masks N95 / N99
• Child Related Needs:
• Activity Kits
• Bible Studies
• Children’s Art Projects/Competitions
• Homework
• Alcohol Wipes
• Diabetics
• Hygiene Education
• Pet Food
• Mental Health:
∗ Counseling services
∗ Hotline information
∗ Grief counseling
∗ Loss of control

As always, we are extremely grateful for you and all that you do to love on our community. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us! You can reach us at 210.548.4833 or email Leslie Dedrick, Volunteer Coordinator.

Helping Katy’s Homeless thru Covid-19 Crisis

Tina Hatcher, Director of Hope Impacts, and her team are caring for Katy’s homeless through the current Covid-19 crisis. Hope Impacts mission is to inspire hope and promote healing for the homeless of Katy through intentional acts of love, cultivation of community, and networking of area resources.

Here are their current needs and how you can help. Please deliver items to them at 802 Dominion Drive Suite 900, Katy, TX 77450 (across the street and to the west of Kingsland Baptist Church).

• Large Print bibles
• Toilet paper
• paper towels
• face masks
• gloves
• paper goods
• laundry pods for washateria


• chicken salad
• tuna salad
• small peanut butter
• tuna in packages
• Spam
• fruits
• canned soups
• Spaghetti-O’s
• Ravioli
• Ensure
• Powerade or Gatorade
• flavor packets for water
• juice
• coffee
• creamer (not powdered)
• milk
• lunch meat
• cheese
• bread
• oatmeal
• packs of mayo or mustard
• chips
• body wipes
• razors
• batteries (all sizes)
• small flashlights
• tents | 3 or 4 man
• gas cards
• food cards
• gift cards
• bus cards ($25.00 limit)
• we also have laundry cards that the owner will meet whatever amount is put on the card (so if we put 100 on the card, he will match 100)


If you want to volunteer or to arrange a meal please contact our Katy Branch Manager

• We need volunteers to cook and bring meals as our restaurant partners are closing to drive in only services during the week or order delivery for us.

• Monday and Friday we need food from 9:00 AM to Noon
• Wednesdays we need food from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
• Food needs to be ready to serve

• We also need food packs to hand out to those on the streets.

• New men’s cotton boxer briefs S, M, L (mostly M and L)
• New women’s underwear size 5 to 7
• Women’s socks
• Men’s gently used shorts and long pants size 29-34 inch waist.
• Men’s T-shirts (preferably with pockets M, L, XL)
• Men’s gently used tennis shoes size 9 to 13

• We need your prayers and people to hire our situationally or chronically homeless friends so they can work towards independence and self sufficiency.

• We need mentors.

• We need people willing to rent rooms to folks that have an income but no place to go. (we will arrange meeting and screening for jobs, or rooms to rent at our offices). We have a referral form and a review form once someone has worked a job so we can get recommendations on how the job was completed and if the customer was satisfied. Many of those we help have great skills just find themselves in a tough situation that is hard to get out of.

Shopping Help for Katy Area Senior Adults

Jorge Cardenas, Senior Pastor of Katy’s Iglesia Sobre la Roca (Church on the Rock), and his team have volunteers who are prepared to help Katy area senior adults who need assistance shopping for groceries or picking up medications during this period of Covid-19 social distancing. If you are a senior adult in need of assistance with shopping or picking up medications, please contact James Muñoz, Associate Pastor, at 832.816.8687.

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation:

“The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small businesses are vital economic engines in every community and state, and they have helped make our economy the strongest in the world. Our Agency will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the situation. Additionally, the SBA continues to assist small businesses with counseling and navigating their own preparedness plans through our network of 68 District Offices and numerous Resource Partners located around the country. The SBA will continue to provide every small business with the most effective and customer-focused response possible during these times of uncertainty.”

Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending

• The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low- interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

• Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

• SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor
to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance.
Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities.

• SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

• These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

• SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.

• SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.

• For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail


About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit