Members take food to Family of God

05.19.20 | EngageTheWorld

    Jodi Pace saw a need, recruited some friends and was able to delivered two car-loads of food to Family of God in Detroit. 

    Family of God, one of Trinity's missions, is located in southwest Detroit. The church serves the poor and homeless population of that area. Trinity is typically in a rotation to make and serve meals for Family of God to serve before Wednesday evening worship. Since the organization can't hold these gatherings, it has had to adjust the way it serves the needy in the community. 

    A post on Family of God's Facebook reads:

    Our fellowship hall and sanctuary that were once filled with music and people, are now serving as storage places and meal-prep places as we serve food out our front door. We look forward to filling the place with our people soon.


    In all of this, though, God has shown how POWERFUL He is. Not only have we continued to serve 100+ meals out our front doors, we have been given the opportunity to pack up our vehicle and drive around our neighborhood, meeting people on the streets. We have been serving up to 150 meals every night. Just because a pandemic has occurred, does not mean that the need in our community has gone away. God has made this possible through our volunteers and church support.

    Trinity member Jodi Pace read a post about the needs of Family of God. To help out, Pace applied for a Thrivent Action Team grant to help purchase what was needed. 

    "I also put the word out on my personal Facebook page asking for food donations from my friends. Man, did I get a response," said Pace. She said her car was completely full and another friend had another load of items that she drive down as well. 

    Pace said when she arrived at Family of God, the staff was overwhelmed with the amount of food that was delivered. 

    "Thanks to my friends and Thrivent, Family of God can continue their mission," said Pace.