Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Year

We are already off to an amazing New Year with the Five & Two Food Truck Ministry!  Before I get into the New Year, let’s recap the end of last year.

The Five & Two Food Truck ended 2015 with an amazing Christmas party at the Presbyterian Night Shelter.  Almost 40 (!) volunteers of all ages from AHUMC helped serve a holiday meal complete with homemade cookies.  We shared the story of Christ’s birth with the children through a bracelet craft, delivered over 100 new school uniforms and a special gift for each child at the shelter. 

The following week, we followed up at the Patriot House with another great Christmas party.  Each veteran received a coffee mug filled with home baked goodies.  One of the residents told us between the delicious food, the gifts and the laughter in the kitchen that night was Christmas to him, just like when he was a little boy! 

The new year brought us new opportunities to serve as we partnered with the Central Texas conference to help with the tornado relief efforts in Ellis County.  On two cold days in January, over 20 volunteers provided hot coffee and lunch to over 300 volunteers, first responders and victims in Glen Heights.  What a blessing to be able to serve in such a capacity. 

We were able to share the leftovers with 100 of our homeless friends in Unity park for a spontaneous lunch.  One woman let us know that God especially blessed us that day because “You guys could have chosen to be anywhere else today, but you decided to have lunch with your friends who are poor.”   

Blessed indeed!  As we continue to listen to God’s call and respond to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community and beyond, it is an amazing reminder that God Is Good All The Time!