Saturday, July 31, 2010

Target House Special!!

I had the best treat today. Three years ago when Jordan was a patient at St Jude, his aunt and uncle would come from Texas some of the weekends to visit. They were very impressed with St Jude, the Ronald McDonald House and Target House. They heard about groups coming from all across the states to cook a meal to serve to the families living at the houses during their child's treatment at St Jude. The went back home and told their friends and church family about how amazing this hospital is and they wanted to start some type of ministry to help out families at St Jude. Today, I had the honor and pleasure of meeting up with them for their third annual trip to feed the families at both the Ron Mac House and Target House. The first year they came, they brought about 8 people to cook and serve. They do fundraisers at home to raise the money to purchase the food to come cook for the families. This year, they came with over 30 people and they chartered a bus to get here. As you can see this ministry has really grown. Today they served the most amazing pork chops, dirty rice, baked beans, macaroni cheese, fresh fruit, salad and some really awesome desserts!! They decorated in a Hawaiian theme to make it fun and festive for the kiddo's. Oh yea, they had burgers and hot dogs for the littles ones too. They really did an outstanding job! The sauce on the pork chops was the bomb diggity!!! However, I was never able to get the recipe from them for their "secret sauce". It was so wonderful to get to go and be with them, Jordan has the most amazing family and they are so wonderful to do such a great work to help payback the kindness shown to Jordan, Patricia and Chance while they were here. They were already talking about next years trip! Some of this group may be coming to join us for the marathon this year. I certainly hope they can make it, I want you all to meet them too. Amazing and wonderful people.

The group stopping for a photo before heading back. We did miss a few for this picture.

The group that served at the Target House, half went to Ronald McDonald

Sitting for a bite of lunch after serving all of the kiddo's and families.

I'd like to ask you to please keep Dina in your prayers. She is really having a very difficult time right now. She can certainly use any encouragement you can offer. You can leave messages on Mikey's CB page. Thank you for any prayers or support you can offer.

I'm not up to date on anyone else right now. I hope that all of you are enjoying your weekend. I am enjoying mine. I have a houseful of baseball players staying here while playing in a tournament in Memphis this weekend. They are a wonderful group of young men and Charles and I certainly enjoy them when they are in Memphis. So far they have had a great tournament. They will be playing again tonight at 8:30 for the semi-final. If/when they win tonights game, they will play for the championship tomorrow afternoon. Lift up a prayer for their safety as they play. This heat has really been tough but they are doing great.

Team Believe, don't forget to get your confirmation for you rooms in. I know already that I am going to have to go back and try to get some more rooms in our block. Please don't delay, I need to get this taken care of and turn my attention on to working on some other things for the weekend. I also do plan to set up a hospital tour again this year. We have many new members who have never been to the hospital and many of Jordan's family who have not had the opportunity to go. I will need to hear from you if you would like to attend the tour of St Jude. These groups are limited to a certain number so it will be first come on this.


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