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As the air cools and the holiday season approaches, I am amazed by all of the blessings Mountain Mission has seen this year. We are celebrating our 90th anniversary, and I am proud to continue the mission of helping those in need that our founders based this organization on. We opened the doors to our newest program, The Mountain Mission Soup Kitchen, which is feeding warm meals to an average of 125 people per day. I am overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received for this new program and proud to see this dream become a reality.
It has also been a year of devastation in West Virginia. June 23, 2016 is a day that none of us will forget as flood waters left many people in our community in need, and we knew we had to jump to action. What began as food, cleaning supplies and other necessities lead to the formation of the HOPE Project which is continuing to provide building materials to those who were effected in the Clendenin area thanks to our partnership with Cornerstone Interiors, Inc., Hands on WV and Lowe’s of Kanawha City. What I am most astonished by is how quickly our community rallied together to help as many people as we could. Without your support, the HOPE project would not have been possible.
As Christmas approaches, I realize that this is a tough year to donate. Our community gave so much following the floods, but I ask that if you can assist us in our mission this season, that you will. Unfortunately there are so many people in need of our programs this Christmas, and we can’t do this alone. Whether it’s volunteering or monetary donations, every little bit helps.
Please read the following Bible verses as a reference to how I believe God views us helping the less fortunate in the world today. Although I know that there may be people from time to time that may take advantage of the kindness of others, it is not for us to judge but to serve as good stewards of what He has placed us in charge of. We pray each day to carry out His will and lead people to Christ.
In God’s name we pray and thank Him for His overflowing love for each and every one of us. Amen.
Matthew 25: 34 – 46 KJV
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee a hungered, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
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