Although 2020 was a difficult year due to the pandemic and the obstacles that came along with it, Trulight Ministries has never closed its doors. We felt that we needed to stay open and remain hands on with the clientele that the Lord has given us to minister to. Our Breakfast with Billy program remained open 5 days a week, so that the homeless and low income families could still get a hot free breakfast. Even with the social distancing guidelines with reduced seating, and “to go” meals, we were still able to serve over 25,000 meals in 2020.
We continued to operate our warehouse, where we take in donations and serve the public with FREE clothing and furniture to those in need. We also try to raise money by offering items for a donation only. Due to the pandemic, we had to operate by appointment only to comply with social distancing guidelines. By doing this we were able to serve 225 people through this warehouse ministry in 2020.
We were still able to do our two big annual community outreaches. During our summer 4th year anniversary service/outreach we gave out over 400 emergency food boxes to those in need, and during our annual Christmas giveaway we distributed new toys to over 350 boys and girls from all around the community.
Our job and transportation program helps people get jobs, even with a felony record, and we provide the transportation needed to make sure they get to and from work. We helped 114 individuals get jobs in 2020 as well as helping those that need ID’s and proper work clothes to get started in their new jobs. .
For the 2nd year in a row, we have operated an emergency winter shelter in cooperation with Cornerstone Full Gospel Church from December 1st 2020 to March 5th 2021. We provide shelter for the homeless that could not get into one of the other shelters. We provided over 45 individuals with a place to get a hot shower and a warm bed to sleep in.
We do so much more. We teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all that come in, so that they learn of God’s Love for them. The forgiveness of sins through the blood of Jesus, and that He wants to transform their lives. We do biblical counseling and offer church services with free meals served afterwards. All that we do can not be done without the help of others such as yourselves. So thank you and God bless you all.