This Christmas, while many of us are planning to enjoy quality time with family and plenty of food to eat, other people will not have enough to eat. To help fill this need, our partner, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Lancaster, who feeds the homeless every Wednesday, will serve free Christmas meals for eat-in or take-out.
On Thanksgiving Day, they served a new record 1,027 meals, comprised of 33 turkeys, 200 lbs of sweet potatoes, and 15 lbs of candied yams. The menu also consisted of mac-n-cheese, green beans, cabbage, stuffing, rolls, applesauce, and jello cups.
We love hearing stories of journeys that come full circle and we have an impactful one related to Ebenezer. Michael Musser became homeless in Lancaster after becoming addicted to prescription painkillers for chronic kidney stones and started to make bad choices as a result. He came to Ebenezer’s food line, where he said he felt welcome and inspired to change his life. He began volunteering at The Potter’s House and eventually started his own ministry, Musser’s Street Ministry, along with his wife, Sarah Musser. Their ministry involves handing out food and clothes to the homeless and during the holiday season, Christmas gift bags.
Michael says of his past, “God happened… God saved me… it’s a living testimony. It just takes a little work and a lot of prayers and some good people behind you to help you out…”
Sarah currently works at Blessings of Hope, giving back to others who need a hand up. Watch the below video to hear their full story.
Please make a gift TODAY so that Blessings of Hope can continue bringing hope to the hurting with many other stories like Michael’s.