Bikers foster Christmas Spirit

Dec. 25, 2012 @ 04:16 PM

With the Christmas Spirit in their hearts and in their hands, His Laboring Few Biker Ministry fed more than 2,000 people in the Triad.
Hundreds showed up for the annual Christmas lunch that took place at His Laboring Few’s ministry in Thomasville, a new tradition after last year’s host, Crossroads restaurant, closed earlier this year.
Tammie Skeen, assistant coordinator for the Christmas lunch said this is the 20th year for the event.
The ministry sent out more than 2,000 meals to be delivered around the Triad and had around 200 to come to the Thomasville location.
“We do it because Jesus pus the love in our heart and this is the real reason for the season,” Skeen said.
Skeen said the event started 20 years ago with about 30 people receiving meals. It has grown significantly since then, providing between 3,200 and 5,000 meals each holiday season.
Mary Hodges, the kitchen coordinator, and volunteers prepared turkey, dressing, corn and desserts provided by Sweet Shoppe bakery in High Point.
“Jesus tells me every day that I need to do this,” Hodges said. “This is my world.”
Annie Powell of Thomasville brought her family to the lunch to enjoy time together during the holidays.
“We don’t have family but us so we always come here,” Powell said.
John Darr of Thomasville said he makes a special trip from Welcome to come to the His Laboring Few’s Christmas lunch.
“Its a great ministry and I always feel welcome here,” Darr said.
“I feed a lot of hungry people,” Hodges said. “When someone comes in, like a child, and they eat that food up so quick because they’re so hungry, it does something to your heart. It’s a rewarding thing.”

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