MissionU-too sausage is more than just dinner

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

With the purchase of MissionU-Too sausage, you can not only feed yourself but help feed the hundreds of folks who the ministry assists through its outreach program. The sausage, cooked up by the famous Southside Market and Barbecue in Elgin, supports the Christian mission, which has locations in Kingsland, Bastrop, Smithville and Llano. It's available at many local retailers, including more than 60 H-E-B stores in Central Texas. Go to www.missionutoo.org for more information. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

With the purchase of MissionU-Too sausage, you can not only feed yourself but help feed the hundreds of folks who the ministry assists through its outreach program. The sausage, cooked up by the famous Southside Market and Barbecue in Elgin, supports the Christian mission, which has locations in Kingsland, Bastrop, Smithville and Llano. It’s available at many local retailers, including more than 60 H-E-B stores in Central Texas. Go to www.missionutoo.org for more information. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

KINGSLAND — Sometimes, cooking up a plateful of sausage goes a bit further than satisfying your hunger. At least, that’s the case if the sausage comes from MissionU-too.

“Every package not only would feed you, but (it) feeds somebody else,” said Tom Slavin of MissionU-too in Kingsland. “For every package you buy, 85 cents comes to us, so we can, in turn, help other people.”

MissionU-too operates outreach ministries in several communities, including Kingsland and Llano. One of the ministry’s projects includes serving hamburgers once a week to anybody who wants one.

In Kingsland, this takes place 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays with worship at 6-7 p.m. The outreach is located at 3435 RR 1431.

The sausage sales help fund other aspects of MissionU-too.

“The sausage has been a great thing, especially now that they’re in H-E-B,” Slavin said. “It’s in about 65 H-E-Bs in Central Texas.”

The move into sausage sales wasn’t on MissionU-too’s initial plan.

“It’s Jesus,” Slavin said. “Everything we do comes from Jesus.”

Slavin said MissionU-too has sites in Bastrop, where the MissionU-too staff and volunteers caught the attention of an Elgin businessman.

“The guy who owns Southside Market in Elgin saw what we were doing and offered to help us out,” Slavin said.

Southside Market provided its pork sausage under the MissionU-too wrapper.

“That’s just how Jesus works,” Slavin said. “Like (the slogan) says, it’s sausage with a purpose.”

MissionU-too also is sponsoring a video contest. People can submit a three-minute video promoting the ministry’s sausage.

Go to www.missionutoo.org for more information on the ministry, the sausage or for complete video contest rules. The deadline for the video contest is Feb. 28. Winners will be announced March 7.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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