Complied Memories from Volunteer Dinner and Dedication 2017 “I was sitting next to another volunteer who had been at Love Chapel for many years. They had come to America from Russia during the Leningrad Siege.” “I have helped over 25 years ago and remember very distinctly helping a women who at the time had small children. While the women was getting food, I kept her many children busy. Recently, I saw this women at Wal-Mart and she made a point to come up to me and give me a hug. She said ‘You were so nice to me and my kids, you made sure each of them receive the same amount of candy.'” “In the beginning of the years of the Christmas baskets, I was volunteering at the intake position. A couple was very upset about ‘life’, and I offered to pray with them. They were happy to have me pray with them. It was something I will never forget because the program gave me the opportunity to minister to another.”Volunteer
“While helping the 18th family of the morning on a Saturday, I asked the woman how things were going. She forgot she had a prayer request for a job on her last visit. Her face lit up and she said, “Oh my gosh… I completely forgot about that… but within a few days from that request, things started happening. It looks like our referral to VOC Rehab worked, as they are going to help her finish her degree and credentials to teach. She hopes to work with Manpower to keep income in the home. She was very appreciative.”Community Member
“One of the most profound and spiritual moments I’ve experienced in the last 10 years was when a gentle giant of a man walked off the street and into QMIX Radio Station and recounted his uplifting treatment he and his family received at Love Chapel. This was during our first “Love Songs for Love Chapel” event.”Volunteer
“Repairing the floor and walls of the food pantry made me wonder how many fear have made their way across that space and in order to receive food in times of need. Rebuilding that floor symbolized for me the renewed commitment of the Ecumenical Assembly to support others as Jesus would have us do.”Volunteer
“I was in between jobs and had time and knowledge to give. Painting walls and working with my hands is a gift to share and time for me to renew my faith. There is no greater blessing than to help those in need. Love Chapel gives me that opportunity. Thank you!”Client
“While the blessing of electricity and lights was much appreciated, I know my lesson came from something you said and I know it was God speaking through you… I don’t have to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I have just enough light for the step I’m on. Do you see the “theme” around light? Wow, God is good and I thank Him for blessing me with you. You have blessed me in so many ways. I dreaded today because I knew you and my pride got in the way. But then I felt safe because I know being a man of God and integrity, you would not judge. Thank you for your words and prayers prayed. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)”
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