YTGRM was contacted by a local business man who runs the warehouse for all the Orowheat, Entemanns, Sara Lee and a few other brands of bread products in the county. He asked if the Mission would be interested in being the recipients of all the product that is removed from the shelves at the stores before they are expired. Seeing this as a blessing, the Mission jumped at the chance. There was soooo much bread that Dave was at the warehouse every day the first week. God saw his heart and removed the burden and now the Mission receives only one day's returns. God has opened doors through this endeavor by introducing the Mission to new churches and organizations, by meeting a need. In return, the Mission is now receiving other foods to benefit the Mission and the community. God is so amazing!
Needing to share with you a story.
Five months ago, a young mom and her sweet baby daughter came to the Mission in need of shelter. Mom did everything she needed to do; look for work, apply for benefits, learning what moms do, pay bills and look for housing, all the while keeping God in the midst of it all. Yesterday, we moved that mommy and little girl to their own apartment. She had nothing to fill that apartment, but by word of mouth, people stepped up and blessed her so amazingly. She received appliances, a brand new bed, a crib, linens, furniture and many other wonderful gifts. I have posted a personal note on here from her:
"I first want to thank the LORD, so thank you Lord for being my provider. Next I'm just so amazed and blown away at all of your hearts and can't believe (is this really happening, Lol) all the blessings that surfaced through all of your care, thoughts, time, generosity.. what you all have done, especially Dave and Yvonne, for my little girl and I is something that I'll never be able to express enough gratitude, or thanks for...What you ALL have done is beyond amazing!! The LORD put a roof over my daughter's head mine,and to have a "hand up" not a "hand out" without any judgement and the LOVE OF CHRIST in your hearts to see a family succeed, to end the striving in our lives with love in your heart... (I'm crying as I write this) because I am not worthy, or deserving but because of Jesus and his grace, he says I am worth it.. if any of you have ever known being homeless and the despair that goes along with it,than you know how grateful I am, but I can't express my gratitude due to you. Just know that with the right heart posture you have stored up treasure in heaven and I am blessed without measure. What a mighty and loving KING we serve. From Karma "Ruth" and Selah we THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU! IN JESUS NAME:) (I'm not best writer so please overlook any errors, thx;)"