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Winter 2018

Friends and Supporters of Sunrise Christian Food Ministry:

Well it’s just been several months since we last updated you. But many things have happened. Thanksgiving, our busiest time of the year, has passed and now Christmas is just in a few weeks.

2018 has continued being a year of growth. Our month of November was truly chaotic. We started giving out turkeys on November 1st. We did about 100 per day until the week of Thanksgiving. Then it was 150 to 200 each day. We ended by distributing 1,488 turkeys!! In addition, we were distributing the normal Emergency Food to about 80 – 90 families a day. Until the last week, and it was 115 – 130 families. As seen on the attached chart, November had 1424 families for 4388 people. Through November we have served 1980 more people than last year. As stated in our prior letter, we were trusting God to work upon the hearts of His people to provide sufficient funds, products, and volunteers to accomplish all that is ahead. AND HE DID ABUNDENTLY! Praise God for His goodness.

Turkey support was very good. We purchased 1000, 400 were donated from the Sacramento Food Bank turkey drive, 25 from the Carmichael Kiwanis Club, 35 from the Citrus Heights Masonic lodge, and 40 from individuals. And the real blessing is funds have been donated to pay for all this.

.And now with Christmas this month, God is giving a gift - the Walk-in Cooler/Freezer project will be completed. Cold Control, the refrigeration contractor, just told us the box will be delivered to the site December 18. The erection and connection of all mechanical equipment should be completed before the year end. Hallelujah. But now we need to finish paying for the project. As mentioned also in the last letter, we need an additional $ 12,000 – 15,000 to complete the work. Several thousand dollars have already come in. As God has taught us humility, patience, and trust, we will continue to wait upon Him. And we trust you to also be listening to the Lord and responding as He leads you.

We continue needing volunteers. Volunteering can be 1 or 2 days a week, 1 or 2 days a month, or on a standby substitute list. You can even form your own team of folks and have your own day of the month. If interested and available, please call Judy, our Schedule Coordinator, at (916) 204-8610 or stop on by the food closet to see what is needed

Our praises and prayers:

  • Praise for Gods abundant grace in supplying for Thanksgiving
  • Praise for support and encouragement from all supporters
  • Pray for continued donations of product and finances
  • Pray for strength, health, and additional volunteers.
  • Pray for funds to complete the cooler / freezer project

Thank you

May the God of Hope continue to richly bless you for your continued prayers and support.

The Board

Sunrise Christian Food Ministry