"Serving God's People"
"Greater is HE that is in me, than he that is in the WORLD"
"Each day is so Precious"
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who contributed and supported our Virtual Gala Fundraiser. It was a big success and because of your kindness and generosity we are able to continue to be a blessing to so many who are less fortunate.
I pray that all is well with you and your family. I pray that you are rediscovering your opportunities and adjusting to the change we all had to make to keep moving forward.
It has been a whole year this month since COVID-19 came into our lives and changed everything that we knew as "normal" into fear, uncertainty, unstable and unpredictable. Now it seems like things are turning around in our favor; little-by-little. Schools are opening, churches have the "okay" to have a small number of members in to worship; unemployment is at a low and the number of deaths from the pandemic is not as high. In addition, restaurants are opening more, the theaters are opening and so many other things are coming back.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Lady T’s Homeless Ministry has been going almost non-stop feeding and serving the homeless on the streets and in the shelters. At the present, we are serving over 3,200 a month.
One of the largest soup kitchens in Atlanta has closed down for repairs for four months which cause people (over 300) who frequent there to eat, find food elsewhere. Most know where we (Lady T Homeless Ministry) feed the people, thereby, coming to our locations. When I look up and see the line stretched around the corner, the only thing I can do is just smile and pray, “Lord, make the food stretch to be able to feed the last person in line”. And you know what? HE does just that. We have never run out of food. We serve an AWESOME GOD!!!
I have found that when you’re deep in the hustle of everyday life, it’s easy to stop paying attention to what God is doing in the MIDDLE of your circumstances. Each day is so precious. The saying that goes, “Live today like it’s your last day on this Earth” speaks volume. It is up to us to decide if today is going to be a GREAT day or just another day. We get to choose that for ourselves. The outcome is what we make it to be. I choose to live my life to its fullest and helping whoever I can along the way.
My prayer is "Search me God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts". Whenever I find myself feeling lonely or just unhappy about something, I close my eyes and think about Tippy-Toe-living in a tent everyday or Mr. Michael, 68-years old, sitting on the corner with all his belongings in a cart and in bags. Even “Mother” who sleeps on the ground under a tarp and blankets who is so very happy when she sees us pull up in the truck. We have so much to be grateful for.
Hold on to your FAITH and just remember, “This too shall pass”.
Be safe, sanitized and stay sane.
With a servant’s heart,
P.S. I would love to hear from you, because feedback matters to me.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR APRIL
(please call for more details 404-316-0774)
We need peanut butter & jelly sandwiches made and cases of water donated
Wed. Apr. 7 – NO SANDWICHES NEEDED
Sat. Apr. 10 – LADY T’S BIRTHDAY
Mon. Apr. 12 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER–10:00a.m. serve hot lunch, then THE STREETS
Wed. Apr. 14 – NEED PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES MADE
Thurs. Apr. 15 – THE STREETS – meet at 9:15 a.m. to serve
Fri. Apt. 16 – THE SHELTER 10:00 a.m. serve hot lunch, then THE STREETS
Sat. Apr. 17 – THE HOTEL/MOTELS - 9:45 a.m. serving hot soup, toys for the kids and more
Mon. Apr. 19 – THE MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER – 10:00 a.m. serve hot lunch, then THE STREETS
Wed. Apr. 21 – NEED PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES MADE
Thurs. Apr. 22 – THE STREETS – meet at 9:15 a.m. to serve
Fri. Apr. 23 – THE SHELTER 10:00 a.m. serve hot lunch, then THE STREETS
Sat. Apr. 24 – ASSEMBLY OF SUPPLIES IN THE SHED - socks, toiletry kits, kiddy kits & more
Mon. April 26 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER –10:00 a.m. serve hot lunch, then THE STREETS
Wed. Apr. 28 – NEED PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY SANDWICHES MADE
Thurs. Apr. 29 – THE STREETS – meet at 9:15 a.m. to serve
Fri Apr. 30 – THE SHELTER 10:00 a.m. to serve hot lunch, then THE STREETS
(more dates will be added depending on the weather)
NEEDS LIST NOW
Heavy blankets or comforters
Cases of water
PLEASE CALL IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER OR DONATE, 404-316-0774
“Be Somebody who makes Everybody feel like Somebody”