Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger." (John 6:35)
A Hope for the Hungry
At Strong Life Rescue Mission, there is a small room of great importance. It’s called the snack room. To those in our community that suffer from food insecurity, it is a place they can trust to find something to eat. Needless to say, we strive to keep this room stocked with ready-to-eat snacks.
Over the years, we have been blessed by businesses, churches, and individuals who understand the value of the snack room. Piedmont Vending has generously given food donations for nearly eight years. We are grateful that Pastor David Stikeleather takes the time to deliver these donations every week. Mt. View United Methodist Church has faithfully collected and delivered food for several years. With these partners, we have been able to provide a comfort and glimpse of hope to many in the form of a snack.
These donations also allow us to offer snack bags for folks that may not be able to make it to their next meal opportunity. They provide some quick groceries for someone living in their car or someone who just moved into a place of their own. We freely share with other organizations around Hickory that serve clients who can benefit from the snacks. It is out of this small snack room that we can speak of God's faithfulness as it has NEVER ran out.
At Strong Life Rescue Mission, one can often find a fridge stocked with sandwiches or a kitchen counter offering pastries from a local bakery. Around lunch, a wonderful aroma fills the house as a volunteer from The Corner Table stops by to deliver hot meals for everyone. We all know physical food is important. Let's not forget the true value of spiritual food as well. In John 6:35, Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger". A vital part of the Rescue Mission is to have a morning and afternoon devotional. This provides hope, encouragement, and guidance for folks at some of the lowest points of their lives. It offers an opportunity to partake in spiritual food.
We look to Jesus and His Word to be spiritually filled and encourage all to go to Him daily. We hope to encourage you with these lessons from our humble snack room. If we are faithful to give, it will be replenished. And, as we all hunger physically, we have a spiritual hunger as well. If we do not fill this spiritual hunger in the correct way, we will try to partake of things that will leave us empty.
Please pray for Strong Life as we continue to feed those who have a physical and spiritual hunger in our community. For more information, please contact John Hays at 828-994-4321 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.