From homeless to Harvard.

Mel Trotter Ministries will host its first annual Season of Hope event this fall on Monday, September 28, at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. This unique and inspiring dinner event will allow Mel Trotter supporters and friends to enjoy community and connectedness, while listening to Liz Murray, an inspirational speaker. Liz Murray is the subject of the…

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Matt Collver

This week Matt Collver, one of our donor relations officers, answered a few questions regarding his position at Mel Trotter Ministries and the work he does to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the hungry, homeless, and hurting within the Greater Grand Rapids area. His work is significant and good and life changing for so many at…

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The “Seeds” You’ll Need to Succeed

There are a few new Mel Trotter-related billboards popping up around town. They look like this: What is compassion demonstrated? What are seeds of transformation? In our 2015 annual report, Gordon Oosting, the president of Mel Trotter Ministries’ board of directors, describes compassion demonstrated like this: To be compassionate is to hold another person’s pain…

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