Over the next several months we are going to be doing a special series on our volunteers called “Volunteers of the month”. We know that all our volunteers are worthy of highlighting but we wanted to take a moment and celebrate some people that not only go above and beyond but have some unique impact on the mission. So join us in celebrating these incredible people and the impact they have had on the hundreds they serve.
Tommy and Martha has been serving with Feed the Need Missions for four years. They were invited by Charlie Hoffman who has been volunteering over the past seven years. Tommy and Martha currently serves at three of our sites each week. Because of their dedication and desire to see more people come to Christ they were chosen as volunteers of the month for April.
“When I first started serving with Feed the Need Missions it was out of my comfort zone because of being shy,” Martha said. Serving at three sites is helping her get over her shyness. Tommy said, “I’ve always been the talker in our marriage, but it’s been neat watching Martha meet people and seeing her smile as she talks to people.”
When you ask Martha about the ministry impact means to her, she doesn’t hesitate in answering. “We serve because we want to bless other people. Sometimes that’s just with a smile. We would show up at church, hear the message and leave. Now we are being the church and growing together.”
The Lord has been moving in their lives. Recently they met a local Pastor at one of the sites. They were invited to his church and given a bible. “We haven’t missed a Sunday if we’re in town. I was personally challenged to start reading the bible. I’ve never been challenged that way before. God is giving me understanding of His word and I never thought I would ever say that,” Tommy said.
Without Feed the Need Missions and the connections they have made they wouldn’t be who they are today. “We pray more, are more patient with each other and others as well. I see people needing community and prayer all over the place. I’m seeing prayers being answered. It reminds me how far God has brought us,” Martha said.
Thank you Martha and Tommy for being Christ Followers and Disciple Makers. We appreciate your dedication and your hearts to serve. You can meet Tommy and Martha at Smithville, Stony Point or LBA weekly. So come on out and meet our Volunteers of the Month for April.