If you have never experienced the amazing feeling of being a part of something bigger or greater than yourself, you have missed out on a blessing. There are many beautiful moments in life but they seem to always be sweeter when shared with others. TRM is awed to have had 1000’s of individuals, plus churches and companies partner with us over the past 11 months to serve the “least of these” in our community.
The “least of these” is not a derogatory term. It’s a term for those who belong to groups like: misunderstood, looks different than me, desperate to know I matter, need help, feel lost, hungry - groups of people utterly loved by Jesus Christ. Mother Teresa embodied graceful service as she poured out her life to help groups like these and inspired others to join her efforts. Her favorite scripture was Mathew 25:40, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.
The Christmas holiday reminds us that Christ came for the least of these - God loves each one uniquely. In a culture growing increasingly divisive by the day, the opportunity to be part of something greater than ourselves as we feed, clothe and provide beds for those in need becomes more than a blessing, it’s healing. In the world of sports, these moments come when strangers from all walks of life join together to cheer for their team. Everyone wants to be a part of the winning team; to make an investment in something that makes a difference. At TRM, we offer numerous opportunities to join the winning team through volunteering, mentoring, teaching, serving, praying and investing financially. We have a fight on our hands to ensure the least of these are well cared for and have the necessary tools to step into God’s best for their lives. It takes key players to make TRM the winning team and we don’t want to lose on behalf of the least of these. Are you willing to invest to ensure the least of these have a brighter future?
This December, join TRM as we provide a wonderful Christmas meal for those who are hungry or spending the holiday alone. Join us as we host a Christmas shop, filled with new items, where families can select their presents. Join us in providing Christmas gifts and a big party for kids who want to know they matter. Join us by partnering financially to ensure we accomplish 2018 goals and start 2019 strong, especially as we envision new ways to strengthen our community and decrease the root causes of homelessness. Please join us and be part of our team by making a tax-deductible year-end donation.
It’s true - one person can make a difference. It’s remarkable the impact a united community can have when one by one we come together to serve the least of these. †