Thank you St. Andrew’s for so graciously, deliciously, and generously providing another wonderful Thanksgiving meal for the community around Teen Challenge in Santa Ana! More than 70 people from our community helped to make this day wonderful!Teen Challenge is actively involved in evangelism and educational outreach in their community. They have an after school center for many of the children there and they are truly a bright light in their neighborhood. Thanksgiving provides a wonderful opportunity for them to invite their neighbors and the parents of the children they work with to come and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.Nearly 150 men, women, and children showed up to Teen Challenge. Upon arrival, the parents are sent to one room and the kiddos all gather outside. Both children and adults alike, hear the Gospel message and following the program, they head outside to eat. The feast, which is both prepared and served by St. Andrew’s members, is then served to each guest walking through the line.I wish you could have seen the looks on their faces when they saw the abundance of food that we provided for them. They gobbled it up and came back for seconds.
After lunch, many from St. Andrew’s hung out and played with the kiddos and visited with the adults. It was a beautiful, Christ-centered day of love, celebration, and Thanksgiving!To learn more about our ministry partnerships and how to get involved, visit www.sapres.org/extendingthefamily.