Count Your Blessings

Jul 21, 2009  |     |   General

If you have food in the fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep tonight, you’re better off than 75% of the people in this world. If you woke up this morning—you are more blessed than the one million people who won’t make it to see the end of the week.

Hi, my name is Dan Applegate. I am the Director of Community Services at the Open Door Mission. This pretty much describes the people we serve at Timberlake Outreach Center on a daily basis. We see heartache, loneliness and hopelessness every day. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to raise and feed a family in the metro area. You know what I’m talking about. With increasing fuel prices and sky-high food bills we have seen an increase of people needing help to make ends meet.

The summertime makes it even more difficult for moms to feed their children because they are out of school and eating all their meals at home. It has become a huge challenge for the Mission and its staff to keep up with the demand. I would like to take a moment to thank all of you that donate your time and resources to the Mission. We definitely couldn’t do what we do without your help. Thanks for reading and I pray a blessing for you and your family. God bless!