We’re going to have a series of posts from people in the congregation about how they live out their faith. Today’s first story is from Mary Mora, one of our Meals on Wheels Volunteers.
COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS
When I get back into the car after delivering a meal to one of our clients, I often get to tell my partner, Ken, “that’s number three for today”! Through the “Meals on Wheels” program we have encountered many wonderful, grateful people who are happy to give us a blessing for taking care of them in this way. It makes us feel good, too. After all, isn’t that usually the product of volunteerism? The “MOW” is a perfect vehicle for directly having an impact that helps senior citizens, handicapped persons, and low income individuals that otherwise might go hungry receive a hot, balanced meal. Our part, the delivery of the meals, is not complicated. The overall program is very organized and we receive sufficient training and back-up supervision that makes volunteering easy. We pick up the meals in a special warming oven in Zion’s kitchen in the Family Life Center and, along with a cold bag with milk, juices, fruit and snack, we begin delivering to some 8 to 12 clients. We are generally finished in under two hours. We have chosen to deliver on Thursdays, twice a month. Others may want to go every Friday, for example, or three times a month, or simply be a back-up for a friend who cannot make it a certain day.
It’s also a good way to keep an eye on these particular individuals and insure a measure of good health, not to mention their thanks, and “God Bless You(s):”
If you are interested in more information, please call Coordinator David Wille, 210-647-0404.