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Church rounds up and feeds the needy for Thanksgiving

Church rounds up and feeds the needy for Thanksgiving
November 30
07:00 2017

Everyone was not fortunate enough to have a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day.  Knowing people were in need of a meal, Blood Bought Word Ministry provided a one  for the less fortunate people in its community on Thanksgiving Day.

The church received food donations form two different caterers following a mishap with the initial caterer.  Church pastor Apostle Kendrick Turner says he initially wanted to have the meal the day before Thanksgiving, but after the mix up he was just happy to have the meal on Thanksgiving Day.

“The only thing I can say is what the Word says, if you live right, stay right, do right and stay straight, God will do the impossible,” said Turner.  “If your mind is right and you want to serve people and the community, He will make it happen.

“He just didn’t bless us with one caterer; He blessed us with two caterers,” he continued.  “If I can impact people like this here, then it is all worth it because it is not about me it’s about God.  When I see the smiles on peoples faces, it lets me know we have more work to do.”

Turner says he drove around the surrounding community while delivering meals to the sick and shut in and invited people to come to the church and enjoy a meal.  Larry Harris and Nancy Perry were the first two people through the door to sample the food.

“I am very happy today and God has blessed me in mysterious ways,” said Harris.  “The preacher walked up to me and asked me a few questions and God sends messengers and he sent a traveling man to talk to me and I am very happy for it.

“God is good and I might not have had a meal today, but if you keep thinking positive, something good will happen and it did,” he continued. 

Perry is a New Mexico native who recently relocated to the Triad area.  She feels that more churches should reach out to the community because there are many people in need.

“I am very thankful and I wasn’t expecting anything like this, but I am very happy that people reached out to us,” she said.  “There was no way I would have been able to put together a meal like this, and it’s amazing that people are so kind and it makes me feel like my world is getting better.”

Turner was so grateful for the assistance from the caterers who donated their food at the last minute.  Andrew Lutz of Event Rentals of NC along with Mondrick King of Mr and That Thing Woman Catering say they were more than happy to help Turner in his effort to feed the needy even though it was short notice.

“The church is extremely important to my wife and I and anytime we can help a church we said we would always do that,” said King.  “After talking with Pastor Turner, we felt like it was what God will have us do.”

King’s business is located in Willow Springs, N.C. [Willow Spring is an unincorporated community in southeastern Wake County, and western Johnston County, N.C.], but says that was not an issue because it was for a good cause.  He felt since they have been blessed over the years, it was their duty to bless others.

Lutz added, “Well we just wanted to help take care of the church and the people of the community.  Everybody deserves to have a good meal on this holiday.  I will be ecstatic when I see the smiles and know everyone has a full belly.”

Turner, who is new to Winston-Salem, brought this event from his previous church in Virginia.  He says he knows people are living in hard times so for him to have the chance to impact the community soon after arriving is exactly what he wanted to do.

“I was brought up in the housing projects so I remember how we used to struggle which makes me want to work extra hard for the community,” said Turner.  “When I see those people getting fed, it will let me know it was all worth it and makes me realize that I have done something to impact and change lives.”

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