There were times over this past year I thought we weren’t going to be able to provide the services Neighbors of Hope offers—safe shelter, warm meals, food for families, and hope for the addicted. But thanks to your generous support, we survived and haven’t had to turn anyone away empty-handed. Now, as summer ends and the busy holiday season will soon be upon us, I need your help once more.
As I look ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas, I know we will be busier than ever, especially as we anticipate the opening of our new Men’s Ministry facility in the next few weeks! And I know some will come to us due to hunger, others because of the cold weather. Still, others will come because they have been experiencing the feelings of loneliness people get during the holiday seasons. They can’t bear to be alone.
Therefore, we have to start preparations now. There’s food and winter supplies to buy, plus the final preparations to finish before we begin accepting men into our new Men’s Ministry facility. There is much to do to get ready. God deeply loves every person who walks through our doors. No one should be ignored, turned away, or treated as a number. We always want room for everyone around the table. God loves us all.
This is a joyful season for most of us. But that makes it more painful for those feeling left out of the good things of life. With your help, we will prepare to welcome everyone and meet their needs
Pastor Steven Palmer