Greetings, Dear Mission Of Hope Friends;
I have often shared with you the special stories of how this humble Appalachian Ministry, has been blessed with the privilege of serving those in dire need and on occasion help Fulfill Hope for those who have no Hope.
And after all…What is the merit and value of Hope? Well, for some; it may be all they have left.
We just returned home from building a very special Handicap Ramp, for a dear lady who has serious health problems; in the Sunbright, TN area. We located this task, through our dear friend Ella Smith and the Morgan Scott Project. They are one of the Ministry Centers we assist and serve. After completing our task, the lady came out on her NEW deck & ramp and thanked us and we gathered around her and prayed for her and her health and for her family. She thanked us over and over again, before we left.
But the ramp we built two weeks ago, in a nearby Community to Sunbright; ended up being a very specially timed blessing for the family we assisted. The gentleman who lives there, has very poor health and just happened to have a horrible fall in his home; the day before we came to build the ramp. His wife went with him, as he was transferred to a hospital in Nashville. We went ahead and built the ramp anyway and left, not knowing the status of his health. As it turned out, he got to come home a few days later. The wife told Ella, that as she drove back to their home from Nashville; she worried how in the world she was going to get her husband back into their home. And then they pulled in their driveway, and looked straight ahead at their “NEW Ramp”. At that moment, she and her husband both; simply cried their hearts out…With no doubt tears of joy and gratitude. And for them, at that very moment…Hope was Fullfilled.
Thanks for your friendship and support and for all you do to help us extend The Hope, in so many ways.
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission Of Hope