2004 – 3R’s
MOED played a major role in reduction of crime by collectively preaching the following “3 R’s” to area congregations for an extended period:
- Reverence for God
- Respect for Parents/Guardians
- Regard for the Law
Effects of Initiative: Approximately 17% reduction in crime
2005 – HHH
Played a major role in assisting evacuees of Katrina and Rita by securing, managing, and distributing over $80,000 in funds for new or additional shelters, homes, and services.
Effects of Initiative: Relationship built with organizations such as Business League, United Way, Red Cross, & private industry
2006 – Clergy in the Classroom
Provided mentoring, counseling, guidance & a spiritual presence for students in two area schools:
- The LEAD Center
- Arthur Smith Junior High
Superintendent Gary Jones chose these schools due to high rates of expulsion.
Effects of Initiative: Improved student behaviors