And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward. Matthew 10:42 NIV
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is the time of year when family and friends gather to give thanks for their blessings over the past year.
It is also a very busy time at the Mission, as we will serve over 3,000 meals to hungry men, women and children in our community during our Great Thanksgiving Banquet. Each of those meals will be prepared and served by volunteers, who are filled with love for the Lord and a desire to serve others.
I am extremely thankful for the amazing volunteers we have at the Nashville Rescue Mission. As the Director of Volunteers, I have the privilege of working with people like you, who truly have a heart for the men, women and children at the Mission. We couldn’t do what we do without faithful friends like you.
While our need for volunteers is constant, we also have the blessing of seeing many of our volunteers return year after year to help us bring a traditional Thanksgiving meal, even grandma would be proud of, to the homeless in Middle Tennessee.
I am inspired by the willingness of our volunteers to give so freely of their time and talents without expecting anything in return. I love seeing families and friends come together to serve a meal, carry a tray or simply ask if someone needs a glass of water during our Great Thanksgiving Banquet. It is in the midst of this celebration I see our volunteers becoming the hands and feet of Christ to those in need.
This celebration would not be possible without the valuable contributions donors and supporters like you make to the Mission. It is your continuous commitment to providing support to the “least of these” for which we at the Nashville Rescue Mission are so thankful.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and know you have truly made a positive difference this year.
Director of Volunteers