Every Wednesday, we look forward to our volunteer time at Star of Hope. Jim goes early in the morning to the eye clinic at the Men’s Shelter on Ruiz Street where he assists Dr. Moorehead as she examines clients’ eyes.
Then we spend the afternoon at the Transitional Living Center teaching science and social studies for a GED class full of students eager to earn their high school equivalency diploma. In the past, we have worked in kitchens, clothing rooms, offices – anything that we are qualified to do.
What’s the benefit? Wow! We get to meet the clients, sympathize and celebrate with them, encourage them, and rejoice at the obvious “new” lives they have experienced. We get to interact with staff, such dedicated people who love their jobs and love the homeless. Those folks are so good at letting us know how much they appreciate our hours.
Most of all, we expect our volunteer hours to pay off in the lives of those we serve. And we are fulfilling the Lord’s command to serve those in need. Someday we hope to hear the Lord’s words, “Welcome, thou good and faithful servants.”
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Matthew 25:23, ESV
Jim and Marge Feaster
Star of Hope Volunteers