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"Serving God's People"

"Greater is HE that is in me, than he that is in the WORLD"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A Full Schedule Doesn't Make a Full Life"

Greetings,

 

It is my greatest desire that all is well with you and your family. I pray that you are doing your part to stay safe, sanitized and sane in these trying times.

 

I want to take a moment to thank you all for your support to Lady T’s Homeless Ministry. God just continues to show favor over HIS ministry.

 

On Mother’s Day weekend, our team went to about 12 low-income motels and hotels to pass out food to the parents and provide toys for the kids. I met a single mom with 6 kids under the age of 7 and her mother, living in a one bedroom. As we pulled up and started honking the horn, I looked up and the kids were in the window smiling big and asking their mom if they could go down to Lady T’s truck. She said, “Yes”, and they came a-flying. Three of them grabbed my leg and the other 3 grabbed my neck and gave me and Sherry a big hug. They knew we had some food and toys. Andrew, one of my leaders, had the toys in his truck and they surrounded him like gangbusters. They were so happy to get the toys.  I looked up at the mom; she was smiling with tears in her eyes. Just seeing her children with such joy overwhelmed her. When she found the words, she simply said, “Thank you so much Lady T for doing this for my kids and mom.”

 

As I prepared the food for her family, she talked and I just listened. She spoke of not having money to get the kids toys to play with because she had to buy food for them. She did not have enough for “real food” but just enough for some snacks and drinks. After all, she still had to pay for the room daily. They had no place else to stay and they’ve been in this motel for a couple of months in an area known for very unsafe conditions and drug use. She admitted to having a full schedule dealing with the kids and her mom; she didn’t really have time to herself. In that instant, she was happy because her kids were happy. Her mom received a gift from us and best of all, she had someone to listen to her, IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT.

 

Ultimately, it’s time with people – listening, talking, sharing, helping, receiving – that makes for a FULL and satisfying life. Without strong, meaningful and lasting relationships of many kinds including one with God, activities, acquisitions, credentials, wealth and possessions don’t count for nothing! If you’re too busy to build and nurture your relationships, then you’re too busy! My question to you is this: what can you do to make room for the people around you? Maybe, start by just listening. That’s a blessing all by itself. You are blessed to be a blessing to others.

 

Thank you again for all of your support and I hope to see you at the Fish Fry Fundraiser on Saturday, May 22. Check our Lady T’s Homeless Ministry Facebook Page for more information.

 

With a servant’s heart,


 
Lady T 

 

P.S. I would love to hear from you, because feedback matters to me. 

 

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR JUNE

(please call for more details 404-316-0774)

We need peanut butter & jelly sandwiches made and cases of water donated

 

Weds. June 2 – NEED TURKEY SANDWICHES on wheat bread with mayonnaise

Thurs. June 3 – THE STREETS TO SERVE

Friday June 4 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER, serve hot lunch, then the streets

Mon. June 7 – THE SHELTER, serve hot lunch, then the streets

Wed. June 9 - NEED TURKEY SANDWICHES on wheat bread with mayonnaise

Thurs. June 10 – THE STREETS TO SERVE

Fri. June 11 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER, serve hot lunch, then the streets

Sat. June 12 – THE HOTEL/MOTELS, serve hot meal and toys for the kids

Mon. June 14 – THE SHELTER, serve hot lunch, then the streets

Tues. June 15-20 – SABBATICAL FOR LADY T AND HER LEADERS

Wed, June 16 – NO SANDWICHES NEEDED

Mon. June 21 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER, serve hot lunch, then the streets

Wed. June 23 – NEED TURKEY SANDWICHES on wheat bread with mayonnaise                          

Thurs. June 24 – THE STREETS TO SERVE

Fri. June 25 – THE SHELTER, serve hot lunch, then the streets

Sat. June 26 – ASSEMBLY packaging supplies for the streets 10am-Noon

Mon. June 28 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER, serve hot lunch, then the streets

Wed. June 30 – NEED TURKEY SANDWICHES on wheat bread with mayonnaise

                          

(more dates will be added depending on the weather)

 

 

REMAINDER OF MAY SCHEDULE

Sat. May 22 – FISH FRY FUNDRAISER, please support us with a donation

Wed. May 26 – SANDWICHES MADE BY CLAIRMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Thurs. May 27 – THE STREETS TO SERVE

Fri. May 28 – THE SHELTER, serve hot meal, then the streets

 

           (more dates will be added depending on the weather)

 

NEEDS LIST NOW

 

Large Bar Soap, Toothpaste and White Washcloths

Heavy blankets or comforters

Cases of water

Financial Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE CALL IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER OR DONATE, 404-316-0774

 

 “Be Somebody who makes Everybody feel like Somebody”

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