News

Maria’s Overflowing Thankfulness

When Maria arrived in Frederick, she had no idea how she would feed or clothe her children. Thankfully, you provided for her family when they needed help, and today, Maria runs her own business.

After Maria’s husband lost his job, the family moved here from California. They had relatives in Frederick,  and they anticipated good job prospects. Her husband did find work quickly, however, they did not  anticipate the challenges they would face and soon found themselves with nothing. Maria learned about the Mission, and your generosity provided groceries, diapers, formula, and clothing for her children.

Maria overflows with thankfulness because of your generosity. She says, “I feel gratitude for everything I’ve received. The Mission has changed us. There is not just food and clothing, but peace in this place.”

For five years, Maria ate lunch at the Mission, picked up groceries for her family from our Food  Distribution Center, went home to prepare dinner for her family, and got dressed for work. She would  then clean buildings all night. Covid reduced her workload, so she started her own business: Frederick Spotless Cleaning. She now has two employees, and her customer base is growing.

Her husband started his own delivery business, and the older children help with their parents’ enterprises. Today Maria volunteers with the Mission’s clothing ministry and helps by making phone calls to  Spanish-speaking families. She says the Mission showed her an open heart and open arms. She describes it as the “House of Jesus Christ”. Thanks to you, this family fulfilled their American Dream!

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

If you would like to support the Mission, please visit our Giving or Current Needs pages.

Connect With Us

Related News

Food Distribution Center

A Message from Guy Mutchler

When I started at the Mission 25 years ago, our Food Services Department consisted of a “bread aisle,” which was basically a hallway outside of

Read More »