One Year of God's Blessings. . .

By: Lisa Muir

I want to publicly thank God for H.O.P.E.'s one year anniversary which fell on this past Sunday , January 29. Months before He opened the doors of H.O.P.E., He created a burden in our hearts for the people in our community and surrounding communities who were hungry and having a hard time making ends meet. We prayed for what He wanted us to do. That burden kept burning ever so strongly in our hearts so we prayed for the right location to open up. We looked and looked through properties. None seemed right. But , as always , God's timing is everything and He opened up the opportunity for us to be smack dab in downtown Princess Anne. We truly feel like H.O.P.E. is a beacon of light in the downtown area. God placed this burden on so many people's hearts, also, and these people and churches have come along side us to serve and support the many, many people who grace our doors every single weekend. This is all God's doing and He gets all the praise and glory for it. He supplies our needs each and every time. There have been times we had less than a hundred dollars in the bank and looking at bills before us knowing and trusting that He would provide and God sends someone through the doors with a check or cash or a donation shows up in the mail or one of us will be out and about in town and someone stops us and gives us money right then and there. It is so amazing!!! God can be trusted to make a way for His people. He proves Himself time and time again. We truly feel blessed to be able to do His work and to be a witness to His love for His people. Thank you to you all for heeding the call to help feed those amongst us who need a helping hand up. With your help we have served 17, 129 total meals in this one year. Whether you are a guest or a volunteer or a donor in some capacity , never forget that you are loved by us , but more importantly , you are loved by our Creator . Thank you 💜<#