Driving to Bread of Life this morning, the media was making a big deal out of the fact that today is National Burrito Day. In a world ravaged by war, poverty, political unrest and natural disasters, it’s a good thing that we have time to focus on the real important issues in life, like the celebration of the Burrito.
On a more serious note, with the completion of the winter shelter program, we are moving forward with numerous projects to upgrade our facilities. The kitchen is almost finished and should be done in the next two weeks. Then the classroom for the Life Skills Academy will get its finishing touches.
And because of the generosity of a local church, our benevolence ministry will be expanded to help individuals and families who need financial assistance to keep from becoming homeless. The heart of Bread of Life is to prevent homelessness while helping those who are struggling with hopelessness. Our advocates will interview those requesting help to see how we can help them navigate through the challenges they face. We have already seen several families helped by this newest ministry at the mission.
Well it’s lunch time and I’m hungry. A little voice in my head is telling me to go grab a burrito.