4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. – Romans 12:4-5 (NLT)
Another amazing Thursday from start to finish! We started out the day with approximately 30 volunteers showing up to help assemble the “happy meals”. It warms my heart to see so many people that give of their time to put meals together for those less fortunate. Most of our morning volunteers are not able to deliver the meals and never get to see the people who receive the meals but they love to put them together nevertheless.
We were able to use our second van that evening, smiley faces and all. What a blessing that was! Arriving Thursday night I was greeted with many new faces, all curious and eager to make a difference. We were blessed with the youth group from Woodland Hills Church, a group of men from one of the Church Army recovery homes, a small group from First Baptist Forsyth, a couple of managers from Golden Corral, our trusted and faithful weekly volunteers and others that God led to help. In total we had about 60 volunteers and delivered 330 meals. It’s crazy to think that only 1 year ago we had only 3 of us and delivered 48 meals – God is so good! If God keeps this up we might have to break off into a third route. It was heartwarming to watch others get to experience the joy of giving.
We met a man at one of the hotels who has been playing guitar at one of our local restaurants for the past 7 years. He feels as if God has led him to hand out bibles to those who stop and listen to him play. He was sharing with one of the new volunteers about his need for a guitar and the volunteer offered to give him his own guitar that he no longer played. What a true example of how Jesus wants us to live our lives. I have lived most of my adult life knowing that God works miracles but now I get to witness them every week! If you want to witness some yourself I invite you to *“Come and See”*. – Amy
*VOLUNTEER AND FELLOWSHIP NIGHT*
All volunteers, donors, givers and anyone that wants to learn more about Jesus Was Homeless, we will be having a “Connect with Us” night at Golden Corral on January 29th at 5:30 pm until whenever you leave. Golden Corral has given us a special rate of only $9.00 per person including buffet, drink and tip. Just let them know you are with us. Come hang out, get to know your fellow volunteers, fellowship, and learn more about our dreams for 2010!
*UPDATED OUR WEBSITE*
We now have the Faith Community Health Clinic information and the locations for Loaves and Fishes as well as the bus route on our website under “Resources”. All the information is downloadable and printable.
Abby Lewis received the “To Love” award for her sense of personal worth, her dedication to God, the love of God and to serve his people by the Branson Believers. Abby was characterized as having a loving spirit. If you know Abby you know this was an accurate and well deserved award. Abby also helps us with our Facebook page. Another great friend of ours, Christopher Welch received the “To Live” award for contributing the most to others, for his tremendous qualities and his infectious enthusiasm to help others in any way that he can. Christopher currently heads up the 2010 Census for Stone and Taney county and holds seats on numerous not-for-profit boards.
Have a blessed week!!