Some people would say that we bless them since we have opened our Fellowship Hall to the House of Manna – Family Feeding Program. However, we can also say that we are likewise blessed since they have come amongst us! How? Well, just the last month has proved this to be true. First of all, the Elijah’s Promise organization paid for the repair of the dishwasher, which was over $700. That was a blessing. More importantly, though, was their support in getting us a volunteer from their organization, who stripped the Fellowship Hall floor and put three coats of wax on it. It shone beautifully for Good Friday and Easter Sunday, even though there had been so many groups using our facilities over that particular weekend, including the 163 people who were fed on Maundy Thursday at House of Manna. Wow!
There are so many other blessings being provided though through the Family Feeding Program, namely, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has organized regular Community Health Promotion Programs during the meals. Here are the workshop topics: in January – HIV Testing, February – Healthy Snacks, March – Sharing Stories Breast Cancer Awareness Theatre, April- Fun Fitness for the Family, May – Love Don’t Hurt Domestic Violence Awareness Theatre, and in June – Summer Safety.
We are so thankful that the RWJUH – Community Health Promotion Program has taken on this task of providing good information to a population that is often neglected. Indeed, we all are being blessed
through this partnership of caring for those in need.