To the Editor,
A little more than three years ago, a group of concern people, The Greater Commission Missionary Outreach, realized so many neighbors (mostly with children) were not so fortunate to afford to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with their family. It was put upon our hearts to provide them a Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. How often does God prompt us to take action to meet the needs of others and we let the opportunity go?
Concerned citizens in Robeson County felt the same, shown through generous donations of money for the meats and other needed items. Collards and sweet potatoes were donated with no hesitation. People volunteered to spend hours shopping, cleaning, and preparing. Special thanks to our mayor of Rennert for allowing us to use the Community Center. Thanks also to one of Rennert’s local grocery stores for donation of ice. Thanks to E&H Bar-B-Que for grilling the turkeys, cooking hams and preparing many of the side items. A special thanks to our “cake” lady.
They are just a few of many people involved in preparing for this special opportunity. Know that because of you, we were able to feed many families. You chose not to ignore the nudging and allowed God to touch your hearts.
Most important, thanks to the families who realized the blessing that was presented and came to enjoy. We feed more and more people each year. This is the first year we did not run out of food!
“As we have opportunity, let us do good to all.” - Galatians 6:10
The Greater Commission Missionary Outreach