We rejoiced to see the warm and immediate response of our Churchfamily to our call for a renewal of support for the Hot Meal Ministry for a fourth year.

Some questions were raised about this Ministry that should be answered:

A big thank you to Barbara and John Leonard who answered our call for a car seat for Bianca,3 one of our Hot Meal Ministry guests. We received offers from many other Churchfamily members to donate or buy car seats for her. Bianca has enjoyed coming to Children's Outreach Ministry at our Church this summer along with her brothers William and Jesse, by the way.

"Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me..." — Matthew 25

Chuck Carey
August 1996

1 In the early years of Hot Meal Ministry, we conducted a fundraising campaign each summer to obtain commitments for the coming twelve months. In recent years, these campaigns have become unnecessary because a local business, Griswold Industries, makes large, regular donations to this, and other, OUMC ministries. If this generous outside support should cease, would we be able to keep this ministry going by relying, once again, on the support of our OUMC congregation?
2 Paula Todd (1940-2004) founded Hot Meal Ministry in 1993.
3 Little Bianca Solares is now 21 years old and living in the San Bernardino area. She and her older brothers, William and Jesse, were regular attendees of Orangethorpe Learning Center, and her mother Marķa was an OLC leader.
Footnotes written March 2015 by CWC.

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