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November 25, 2012


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of reflection. Thank you for your giving to Reach & Restore.

We hope you received our newsletter and if not, let us know so we can send you one. It contained just a few glimpses of how your support touches lives in transition. There are so many more stories to tell of how God uses us to deliver His message of love.

Last week, a church dropped off their excess Thanksgiving food donations to us. What a surprise and blessing to 10 of our contacts! None of them were expecting the help. We thanked God for this opportunity to give directly to people who didn’t have Thanksgiving food for their families.

As we were trying to reach some families for the food deliveries, we had to leave messages. One woman called back in tears. It had been a while since we had talked but she was really hurting today.

“I’m not doing so well. The doctors figured out what is wrong with me but said there is nothing they can do for me. Thank you for thinking of me but I know there is a family who could really use the food. It would make me feel better if you would give it to a family. I won’t see my family. Just my nurse tomorrow. My family doesn’t visit me.”

As the conversation ended another call came in. A woman at a shelter on a phone that cuts off after 5 minutes. We got cut off… my heart sank.

This happened within 10 minutes, right before leaving R&R for Thanksgiving Break. WOW Lord.

I am thankful for our donors … AND our recipients who give me perspective.


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