"Serving God's People"
"Greater is HE that is in me, than he that is in the WORLD"
"Unwavering Love for One Another "
I pray that all is well with you and your family. I pray that you have received your shots or are at least thinking about getting vaccinated. I understand, I procrastinated for so long, then I finally realized (on my birthday weekend) that I needed to do this for me. I am around so many people at so many locations. I just felt that I needed to love me enough to protect myself from anything that might come my way that I can’t see. The two leaders that go out with me on a regular basis, Sherry and Mary, have gotten their shots also. It is a great relief to know that I have done all in my power not to be a “statistic” and not be a part of the problem.
I want to say a BIG thank you to all of you who sent me cards, well wishes, emails, phone calls, took me to dinner & lunch for my birthday. It really touched my heart to feel the love that came my way on my birthday. The men at the Men’s Shelter gave me a birthday cake and a card signed by all. That was very special to me.
This brings me to my subject about unwavering love for one another: a steady love. The other day while we were on the streets feeding people, I saw a man asleep on the hot concrete. He had a coat over his head to block out the sun. At first, I was going to pass by and just let him sleep, but something in my spirit wouldn’t let me do that. I turned around and went back to the sidewalk, and got out to approach the man. I couldn’t see who he was, so I just said, “Hello, Sweetie. It’s Lady T and I have some cold water, sandwiches, soup and some pound cake for you.”
While I was talking, I could see his feet moving and his hands trying to get the coat off his face. He was sweating like a cut hog, but when he saw my face, he just smiled and said, “Thank you, Lady T for seeing about me. I haven’t eaten in two days and I am so thirsty!” I smiled back and told him to follow me across the street where the shade was so that he could eat his food and drink some water. He did just that. After we had given him some of everything that we had, I told Sherry to give him some extra water and another piece of cake. He smiled so big and was so happy. His name is Tom and I have been feeding him on the streets for over four years, he reminded me.
As we were getting in the truck, he called out my name real loud, “Lady T, I love you!" I turned and said, “I love you too, Tom.” I sat in the truck, a tear rolling from my eye knowing his love was genuine and he was very appreciative. I felt in my heart an unwavering love sent from God saying, “Well done”. Sherry smiled; I believe she felt it too. We all have an unwavering love within us that comes out when we try our hardest to ignore it. God has a way of making that love for one another come out just in time to bless someone else. My prayer is that you show someone your “unwavering love” today; it might surprise you when they return the love to you.
Be blessed and just know that we are praying for you and your family. I thank God for you daily.
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 MAY
(please call for more details 404-316-0774)
We need peanut butter & jelly sandwiches made and cases of water donated
Wed. May 19 – NO SANDWICHES NEEDED
Saturday, May 22 – FISH FRY FUNDRAISER DETAILS ON CONSTANT CONTACT
Mon. May 24 – SHELTER – 10:00 a.m., serve hot lunch, then the streets
Weds. May 26 – CLAIRMONT TO MAKE SANDWICHES
Thurs. May 27 – THE STREETS – meet at 9:30 a.m. to serve
Friday May 28 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER – 10:00 a.m. serve hot lunch, then the streets
Mon. May 31 – MEN’S RECOVERY CENTER – 10:00 a.m. 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”