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With God’s abundant grace, Trinity is in its 4th year of serving our neighbors with food and
fellowship. Thanks and gratitude go to all the members and friends of Trinity who have and
continue to support this important mission. To each of you who drop off prepared food, to
those who stand behind the serving tables, to those who work in the kitchen, and to those who
clean up afterward, please know that you are appreciated. Thanks also to our young workers who are earning service hours for Confirmation or high school. Also, let us not forget the many stores, restaurants, and organizations (Trinity Yoga) who so generously support our work with food and supplies. Our guest musicians and the ability to receive a chair message are much appreciated by guests and workers alike. This venture of faith touches the lives of every one of us. If you are not yet involved in this rewarding ministry, please consider joining us on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Our hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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It is said that God never gives you a task too big for you to handle, and this year, Trinity's Good News Garage “GNG” was given its biggest challenge yet, having received four auto donations to present to families in need. With the generous assistance of many people, GNG was able to help four four families get back to work with reliable transportation – a “leg-up”, not a “handout”!

Prior to 2015, GNG, now in its fifth year, had only received and rehabbed one vehicle per year. This year, we received and rehabbed a pickup truck and gave it to a roofing laborer. Then a second vehicle came along, and a third before the second had been completed. As we were calling for financial help because the program had run out of money to complete these two vehicles, a fourth vehicle came along.

Faced with a lack of funds and winter approaching, help began to pour in from everywhere. The employer of the roofing laborer payed for his license and title fees; an anonymous donor gave $500.00 in cash one Sunday for the GNG program; and another auto donor paid for repairs, license and title fees for another vehicle. An added blessing was El Nino providing us with 60-degree days in December to allow us to complete the fourth vehicle this year!

Heartfelt thanks go out to all those who make the Good News Garage program possible, and to those who spread the word to others about the program. I must also give a personal “thank you” to Kevin Lang, the head mechanic and counselor to Good News Garage. The success of this ministry is due in large part to his hard work and dedication.

Good News Garage is just another example of “God's Work, Our Hands”!

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