Thank you so much for this program. You couldn't imagine how much this will help our family.
Currently in need of any help I can get.
Thank you for all that you do. It is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the blessing you are.
It is possible to be so wrapped up in what you are doing you lose sight of what you are doing. You go from meeting to planning session to shopping, food prep and serving. And all the while you are content, but focused on the job at hand. There are so many things to do, so many people who want and need to talk, and so much thought and planning required to keep things going and make them the best they can be.
At the heart of it all is the mission. What we want to do at the Torch and 180 is to help other people. We want to give them hope that things can get better, and to remind them that right now, in the midst of their struggles, they are worth our time, effort, sweat, tears, and work. We want to take steps of faith that leave people without a doubt that they are important and loved.
And sometimes we need to hear, to be reminded and made aware, that we are helping - that what we do is needed and appreciated. We are filled, blessed and encouraged by the messages we often receive. We read them. We talk about them. We pray over them. And they humble us.
And we do remember, because not that long ago, we were there. We were searching for help, and absorbing the tiniest crumbs of hope that were scattered our way. We were longing for the touch from another human being which would gently remind us that we mattered, too, no matter how far down we were. We cherished those moments as much as we cherish the moments now, when people are helped and blessed by what we do.
Faith, love, and hope fuel and inspire us at the Torch. We believe people matter and that belief informs our actions and decisions. We are thankful and humbled we have the opportunity to live out what we believe. We know we are blessed, so incredibly blessed.