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June Update from our Executive Director

Dear Neighbors,

The summer months are now upon us and with them come the annual financial challenges to the ministries of Neighbors of Hope. Our transitional housing program for men experiencing homelessness and/or addiction continues to be in high demand for those seeking a safe and sober living environment to find healing and hope. Our feeding ministry, Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, continues to accept new families in need each week. It has provided hunger relief to some 65,000 people and distributed nearly 1.5 million pounds of food since it opened in 2010. We know the needs in the community are continuing to grow. We’re trying to respond faithfully. But this is the season when financial giving decreases while the challenge of meeting the need is great.

Ensuring our needs are met is imperative if those whom we serve Jesus among are to experience his life transformative love. I think of Matt, who said, “If I hadn’t come to the mission I know I would end up back in prison or dead and I don’t want either of those.” I think of Scott, a former LifeChange program member, who went from a life of drugs and alcohol to now having his own roofing and gutter business and a beautiful family whom he shares his faith with. Or Stephen, a former member of our Fresh Start shelter program who now operates his own painting business, has given back to this ministry by providing his time and talent with renovation projects we have had over the years.

Surely this ministry is positively impacting our community by providing the hope and healing of Christ Jesus. But we cannot do it alone. As a truly faith-based ministry, we rely fully upon your faithful and generous support to help us make personal and visible the love of Christ to the broken and weak in our community who come to us seeking healing and hope, especially during these summer months. Will you please help us by supporting this ministry with a donation today?  Your contribution will make a difference. Thank you and God bless.

In Service to Christ,

Pastor Steven Palmer

Executive Director