Thanksgiving at the Mission

This blog post was written by Julee Wilke, a first-time Mel Trotter Ministries volunteer, regarding her family’s experience at our 2015 Annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet. You can view numerous photos from the event here. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For years I’ve cooked and baked and served ahead of time so I could lounge in front…

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Why Your Gift DOUBLES this December

Our Director of Communications and Marketing, Cindy Smies, recently chatted with Gordon Oosting, the chairman of Mel Trotter Ministries’ board of directors, concerning this month’s matching donation. Below are some thoughts on why your gift DOUBLES this December. Would you please explain this match and why it was created?  Every donation that is given to support the work…

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Real Change, Not Spare Change

I exit US-131 at Wealthy every day on my way to work and every day – just beneath the stoplight there – a man or a woman stands holding a cardboard sign, asking for a handout. You’ve seen them too. At the corner of US-131 and Wealthy. At the corner of 28th Street and East…

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Reverend Chico Daniels Resigns from Position

The below is a letter sent to our friends and supporters a week or so ago announcing Reverend Daniels’ resignation as President and CEO of Mel Trotter Ministries. We thank God for Reverend Daniels’ contributions to our ministry and ask for your prayers as we continue our work – uninterrupted – under the direction of our…

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