Letter from the CEO

November 01, 2017

Dear Friends,

Is there really anything like receiving the wonderful gift of gratitude? I know that I so appreciate it when someone takes the time or makes the effort to let me know they are thankful for something I have done or said. I guess that is why I love this month’s Changing Lives, which is all about saying, “Thank you!” Truett Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A, once said, “How do you know if someone needs to be appreciated? They are breathing!”

Everyone needs to know they are appreciated, and we are truly grateful for you, for your financial support, for volunteering, for doing clothing and food drives, for praying for us, for telling others about our work, and for trusting us to reach out to the poor and needy with the love of Jesus. We cannot do this work without you!

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are all reminded of just how thankful we are, and I wanted you to know that the people we serve are thankful for you! By partnering with us, you are making a difference in the lives of the people who come to us for help—people who often say, “I’m not sure what to do. Please help me.”

If you have ever served a meal at the Mission, you know that many of the people we serve are very appreciative of that meal. Because of your support, I often have men and women in our New Life Program, or families in our STAR Program thank me for the work of the Mission. This thanks is intended for you. People whose lives are changed appreciate what you sacrifice so that they can have another chance.

We appreciate you so very much. Happy Thanksgiving!

God Bless,

Brad Meuli


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