Friday, December 30, 2011

Update on Breakfasts

Mike and I will be attending The Congress on Evangelism again next week and it has motivated me to update and maybe be a little more faithful about keeping up the blog.
The first weekend in March we will be celebrating three years of free breakfasts at Arlington. A big debt of gratitude is owed to Mike and Dan for their faithful service as well as many other volunteers who have helped out when needed. I also would be terrible remiss to not mention that Odom's Tennessee Pride Sausage has been providing the meat for all the breakfasts from the very beginning, a big thank you!!!
Although our usual attendance is less than twenty five at any given time, many people have found housing who had none and are moving their lives in a positive direction. Many have been baptised and/or joined the church and become functioning members, volunteering their time and talents. Our hearts have been touched as we have gotten to know these people. I have to admit we have been frustrated, and going through a learning curve in how to help empower these friends to take control of their lives and not be a detriment by giving them too much, which only teaches them to be more dependent on others and not themselves.
I hope to share with you in future posts the stories of some of the people who we have gotten to know through the years.