Friday, May 19, 2017

Honoring Unsung Heroes

Marie Mellencamp with her son and her daughter
Heaven will be filled with unsung heroes. Though they serve behind the scenes, and rarely get any recognition, they make a significant contribution to the Kingdom that is felt by many. One such hero was Marie Mellencamp. Ten years ago, she decided to start knitting scarves for us to give out on the streets. She continued this ministry until she passed away earlier this month. She was 81 when she died, and remained faithful to the end. Only the Lord knows how many scarves she knit and how those scarves blessed the people we gave them too, but one thing we do know – she is an inspiration to us all.  
Our dear friend, Mr. Chan, wearing one of Marie's scarves
Some others who have used their gifts and talents to give to those in need are the ladies at the Stoneridge Village residence.  They made beautiful quilts to bless the unfortunate at Tompkins Square Park.  They served faithfully through the years until just recently when they let us know it has become too physically challenging to continue their service.
WE JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!  It is evident in these women that we are able to serve God at any age if we just give away what He has given us!

A few of the quilts sent by the ladies of Stoneridge Village

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