We took a few minutes before serving dinner to explain who we are as folks waited in line for dinner. First we apologized for being late and asked for forgiveness. Then we spoke to the people straight from the heart. It sounded something like this, “It may look like we’re outsiders coming in here once a month just to serve dinner and give away some stuff. It’s a lot more than that. You see some of us have stayed in this Shelter before. Some of us have been homeless. Some of us were addicted to drugs or alcohol. Some of us have been victims of abuse. Nobody knows where we’ve been, the trouble we’ve walked through or the trouble we caused. God loves all of us the same. We’re all equals in His eyes worthy of being loved. We’re more like family than outsiders. We all struggle together.” And then we prayed.
One of the best parts of this event called LightBreak is the individual and private conversations we have. Folks share personal stories with each other. The food prepared by Marvin, Teresa, Brittney and Foster was delicious! Goulash, French bread, apples and hot chocolate were the ingredients of a heart and soul warming dinner. Marie, Marlee, Donna and Bob served helped them provide heart-smiles! There were other folks who donated clothes, socks and money to buy socks. Thank you everyone.
We want to give a special thank you to the staff at the Flagstaff Shelter. They are always patient, courteous, kind and helpful. They keep order in a beautiful way. Whatever we need to help provide a better experience, they quickly and freely give - with a smile! We appreciate you!
If you’d like to get involved in LightBreak and serve at the Shelter or any of our other Compassion Ministries outreaches, please leave a message here or call, 716-830-8240. If you’re wondering how we got the name “LightBreak”, you can read about it below.
Thanks for your time. Go do something nice for somebody. Jesus loves you and so do we.
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“Then shall your light break forth like the morning,
and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life)
shall spring forth speedily;
(your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God)
shall go before you
[conducting you to peace and prosperity],
and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:8 AMPC