Volunteers Working Hard at Local Church

 

If you walk past New Jerusalem Baptist Church on a Saturday, you may hear a voice yelling out numbers. That voice belongs to Connie Ali who has been helping with the Food distribution for about three years, and she still thinks about what more she could do.

“What it does for me? It motivates me. It gives me an opportunity to sit back and say wow, I can do more for our community,” Ali said.

Connie said part of what drives her to volunteer is not knowing when she might be the one needing help

“To serve because you never know, I never know when I am going to have a need, you know what I’m saying,” Ali said. “They bring me joy. They bring me peace. They are just so grateful for the things we give them.”

The church helps people in many other ways and in November they are going to be recognized for their service to the community.

“On Sunday November 19th, we are going to be recognized by the Texas Department of Human Services for the protection of senior citizens,” Pastor Angus Thompson said. “We give away air conditioners in Wichita County, also in Clay county, so they are going to come and recognize us for that.”

To make everything they do possible it takes a lot of people and Connie said they become very close.  

“It’s like family. It’s building a foundation for the community,” Ali said.

The church is currently collecting donations for the pre-thanksgiving meal and Paston Angus Thompson told me Mayor Stephen Santellana plans to be at the Thanksgiving meal on November 18th.


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