A new guest named Jeff came to New Hope last week.
He needed help with food, but was also uncertain about what he was going to do in the days and weeks to come. Jeff has never been unemployed before. He applied for unemployment two weeks ago but still hasn’t heard from them. He wanted to know, “How am I going to feed my family? How am I going to make ends meet? How can I face my family with no answers?” We helped him with a car load of healthy food and told him if he doesn’t hear from unemployment in the next week he could call us and we would give him more food.
When Jeff left, he had nothing more to say but thank you, which he had a hard time getting out while trying to hold back the tears. He got into his car and drove away, still trying to hold it together. Half-way down the driveway, he stopped and yelled out the window again, “Thank you!”
I think we can all relate to Jeff’s situation and the relief he must have felt after visiting New Hope Ministries. Thanks to the vision of our local churches who started New Hope 38 years ago, there’s a place to go where people can get the help they need and be encouraged by caring neighbors. Our staff, volunteers, and supporters are sending a strong message to Jeff and the other people we support that they are not alone right now. Thanks to your prayers and faithful support, we can help with food and housing needs right now and be ready to help people get back on their feet. Isaiah 40:31 reminds us that “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Will you stand on this promise with us and Renew HOPE in our community? Some of our wonderful and caring friends have stepped-up to support New Hope right now and will match up to $30,000 in donations to help neighbors like Jeff and his family during this difficult time. Your kind and generous gift today will provide a solution for our struggling neighbors and those who have been impacted by Coronavirus, and show God’s love to those who need it most. Remember, the first $30,000 received will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Thank you for caring for people in your community, like Jeff and his family. Together we can do so much!