Long-time East Texas residents, Wayne and Glenda Riley have dedicated just under a decade’s worth of faithful summer volunteer service to Mission Centers of Houston. “I’ve been partnering with the Mission Centers off and on since the late ’60s,” Glenda related during a recent conversation, “after Mildred McWhorter (the founder) came to church and spoke — and then I brought Wayne on board as well once we got married 30 years ago.”
“I’m so happy because, well, I love crafts! I love to do the things like making bird houses, you know? and cards and even the persuasive letters. I love the persuasive letters!” The enthusiasm in 10-year old Anna Karen’s eyes that belied her shy posture was reflected in the comments made by several of the other girls who will be participating in a special summer program at Joy Fellowship Center as headed up by program coordinator, Amanda Wilkinson.