Yesterday, a crew of volunteers from Living Word served 215 Thanksgiving dinners. Volunteers, led by Living Word attendee Jay Englar, have been serving Thanksgiving dinners for those who need a place to eat for the past 11 years. On Thanksgiving Day in 2009, Jay was convicted to help people who had nowhere to go on the holiday. The next year, in 2010, the first Thanksgiving meal at LWCC was served. That first year, only 37 people attended.
Sadly, due to COVID-19, this year’s meal was served drive through style at our main entrance. Normally, Thanksgiving at LWCC is an opportunity for those without a place to go to gather, eat, and have community with others. That time together is more important than the food to many who attend.
On Tuesday Jay Englar, preparing to lead the meal for his eleventh year said, “I’m praying that the Lord can supply enough food for everyone that shows up.” Yesterday, he did.
We are so thankful for the Living Word volunteers who make this meal possible each year.