Hope for Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE – “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40.
The Albuquerque Three Angels Seventh-day Adventist Church is fortunate to operate a food pantry that has been a blessing for many families in the westside community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every fourth Wednesday of the month, a faithful group of volunteers from the Three Angels church, wakes up early to fill boxes for families who line up down the street to collect them in the afternoon. Prior to the pandemic, the volunteers would hand out about 40 food boxes in a day. Now, they are distributing 350 or more boxes.
The strain the pandemic has put on families is evident, but the Three Angels church members have been delighted to help when it is needed most.
People in the community have taken notice and have expressed their support and gratitude for the food pantry.
Volunteers have witnessed participants tearfully saying, “Now we have something to eat this week, thank you,” and strangers have stopped by to make financial contributions to the ministry.
A man who lives in the area recently knocked on the church door and asked if he could pray for the Three Angels Church. In his prayer, he commended the church and thanked God for the service it was providing.
It is a true blessing to take part in a ministry that you can see is making a tangible difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors. However, none of it would be possible without God’s provision and the wonderful volunteers who make it happen each month. We are infinitely grateful to them.
Our prayer is that the Three Angels church can continue to share the love of Jesus by helping our brothers and sisters in need by being Jesus’ light, especially in difficult times.
By Leo Cummings