Dallas is the 9th largest city by population in the United States. And if you add in the metropolitan areas, it becomes the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States. What this means is that there is a lot of need and a lot of opportunity to love, learn and serve. There are an estimated 6,000-10,000 homeless and one of every five people lives in poverty. 23% of the south Dallas population lives below the poverty line. More than 60,000 people live in public housing.
Our partner ministries faithfully serve in Dallas through ministries such as after-school tutoring, Bible clubs, befriending individuals and families experiencing homelessness, Bible Studies for the elderly, school supply drives, and sports camps. We also have an incredible opportunity in Dallas to reach out to refugees from all over the world, who are here in our own backyard. We partner with ministries that reach out to the hundreds of men, women and children who have fled their home countries in search of refuge, as in times of war, political oppression, or religious persecution. Our partner ministries serve in various ways including Bible Clubs for kids, food and clothes distribution, home visits and as language partners. Dallas has more churches per capita than any other American city, but it also has the worst overall crime rate for cities with more than 1 million people. We invite you to bring your group to come and serve alongside of us on an urban Dallas short term mission trip.