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, 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 comes to an end 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 are hoping to have our new Men’s Ministry facility up and running. I know it’s not just hunger that drives people here. It’s the colder weather and the feelings of loneliness people get during the holidays. They can’t bear to be alone.
So, I know we must start preparations early. There’s food and winter supplies to buy, plus repairs we have to finish. There is much to do to get ready. God deeply loves every person who walks through our doors. No one should be ignored, or 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 for food, shelter, and recovery. Please help if you can. You are a blessing to many. You really are.
Thank you and God bless.
Pastor Steven Palmer