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.
Because of your contributions, our ministry has been able to support the work of Jesus Christ in our community. In our Breakfast with Billy Feeding Program, we have served 1185 hot breakfasts, and that count is for only 2 months. We started it the last week in November. We average about 1000 hot free breakfasts per month. We expect at least 12,000 hot breakfasts for 2019. We served over 4570 hot meals on Sundays, purchased several tents for the homeless, provided emergency groceries to 12 families, we helped 26 families with rent and utilities. We have provided emergency shelter at local hotels for 3 people. We have provided transportation to doctor’s appointments, job interviews, grocery store and more. Through our Job and Transportation program, we have provided 561 rides to and from their jobs. This program just started in August of 2018. So 2019 stats will probably triple. We have also provided 55 gas cards at $20-$25 each for people to get to their jobs that have their own cars. 611 meals were provided at our weekly Bible studies. We have helped 20 people get their birth certificate and their IDs so they could work. We have provided 6 Greyhound bus tickets to those wanting to get back home, most of them homeless. For 10 people who had job interviews, we went out and bought them new clothes to wear. We did marriage counseling to 4 different couples. We provided 15 people with a day job to earn extra money. We have given away clothing and basic necessities to over 892 people. We ministered to children with over 452 crafts, Bible lessons and snacks. We have helped with medicine, car repairs, furniture, job assistance and Biblical counseling.
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In 2017, because of your prayers and contributions, this ministry has been able to support the work of Jesus Christ in our community. We served over 2000 hot meals, purchased several tents for the homeless, provided emergency groceries and utilities for families, provided emergency shelter at local hotels, provided transportation to doctor’s appointments, job interviews, grocery store and more. We have given away clothing and basic necessities to over 200 people. We ministered to over 77 children with toys, craft activities and food. We have helped with medicine, gasoline for their cars, car repairs, furniture, job assistance and Biblical counseling. Over 15 people, some of them children, dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ and got saved through this ministry.