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2014 Christmas Lunch at Mesa Corps

More than fifteen volunteers came on Christmas day to serve a traditional meal to those who came to the Mesa Corps. Fifty-five people came from many different backgrounds: some from the streets, some from our neighboring Silvercrest (senior residents), some from our group of Christmas kettle workers, and others from our Corps. One Silvercrest came with her four grown daughters. These ladies had a joyful time with one another. Friends and family members enjoyed spending time talking with one another, playing games, and eating treats. Some even reunited, making this the only time that they’ve been tougher in the past year. What a special memorable activity this was for everyone involved! We are so thankful to our volunteers for giving up some of their own family fellowship time to give to others. They did this by not only preparing the food and serving everyone, but also by cleaning up after everything was finished. Matthew 25:35 says, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” We might not be able to feed all of the people who are hungry in this world, but we are thankful for the opportunity to bless some of those who live in our community.

(Article written by Lts. Richard and Joanna Wang; Pictures taken by Lt. Richard Wang)