Greetings Mission of Hope Friends;
I am continually amazed at how dedicated our MOH Volunteer Heroes are and how compassionate as well. Our Bell County, KY Repair Fair Task is always special, and perhaps more so this year. Our MOH Team showed up and worked in a downpour of rain all day long and never complained.
The family we were partnered with to serve had a heart breaking story. The son had been in a very bad wreck recently and due to his injuries was confined to his home. The father had attempted to help build a solid porch and handicap ramp but died suddenly during this time from a massive heart attack. He had also battled black lung disease for a long time. This family was in a dire need of help, and really needed someone to come and help them and instill a new breath of Hope at the same time…and we did.
Our MOH Team worked tirelessly to complete all of the tasks assigned, in addition to the ramp as well. When they were done, they asked the family to step outside and enjoy their new porch and ramp. They became emotional filled and gratitude filled as well. And our MOH Team made sure to let them know that God loves them and that Jesus was their Greatest Source of Hope. They circled the family in prayer and then gave each of them a brand new Bible and some children’s Bibles as well.
A special Thank You to Barry Ownby – MOH Team Captain, Richard Ashworth & Walt Kowalski; and to our very dear MOH Friends – Rev. Dick DeMerchant and his Team from First Baptist-Lenoir City. They mirrored that day, what we feel so privileged to be a conduit of god’s Compassion for those who need it the most.
Thanks for your friendship and support and for all you do to help us extend True Hope in so many ways.
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission of Hope