East Texas Monthly Meals Outreach
MINEOLA--East Texas Monthly Meals Presents their first Community free meal with live music, on December 22nd, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Reyes Payment Center located at 2595 W US Highway 80 in Mineola Texas.
This is a free event with taco lunch plate. Donations accepted. The event is made possible by local businesses and contributions. You can find out more info on their East Texas Monthly Meal & More Facebook page or call 972-201-8558.
Michael Walker Jr., who started East Texas Montly Outreach, shared his back story with us.
Greetings, my name is Michael Walker Jr.
I recently started East Texas Monthly Meals Outreach, and Many have asked what gave me the inspiration to start this Outreach.
I myself am now 37 and have been truly blessed to be able to make this possible. I got 5 years clean from a bad drug addiction. With this addiction, I pretty much revolved my life around drugs and crime for over 15 years, and it eventually caught up with me more than once. I have been to TDCJ 3 times, and was basically a number for many years. I was on my way back in 2008 when I went thru rehab ; got kicked out of two different ones. I basically had a choice to be on the streets or get a grip and get it right. I had been saved back in 2001 though I fell off God’s path hard, and didn’t and wouldn’t stop until I finally admitted to myself I had a problem. I went through Angels House DVO Ministries in 2014 after telling myself prison or death was my only other options. I met the love of my life, Shandi.
Through the program we now have two precious kids, Savannah’ almost 4 going on 24, and Grayson 3, in a few weeks on 12-22. Grayson also has cerebral palsy, which is a big determination in my choices to leap out on faith and bless others. Even through the struggles of daily life, we can bless others through a hot meal, a handshake, a testimony and prayers. This is my motive to bless others and you’ll be blessed as well, give unto others.