"There are so many people to thank for all of their hard work and physical presence throughout this year of CGN. From celebrating the beginning of the new year in January 2022, with Rev Imani Olnear (photo 1), as she ended her time with Reformation and began her new journey as Director of Evangelical Mission for the Upstate New York Synod-and one of Pr. Kwame's strategic partners to Joi Donaldson (photo 2), who is our new Webperson assisting Pr. Kwame with newsletters, web content and other outreach resources; Billy Brandau (photo 3)who brings his talent and gift of music every week and our Dean, Rev. Jeremiah Smith(photo 4) who uplifts and spreads the Good News about the work we do!
Then there are the volunteers from Holy Trinity and Townline Lutheran who came out to the streets helping Pr. Kwame with the Mobile Food Pantry on a weekly basis: Thanks to Donna, Pat, Mike from HT (photo 5 )as well as Barbara and the Women's Group from HT who put together clothes and other items as well as Student Study snacks for Campus Ministry and Linda from HT who delivered fresh produce from Sunset Fruit and Veggies; Marcie, Abby and the rest of the Townline crew(photo 6)! Special shout out to the Wade Family from the Church of Latter Day Saints community; Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paul's in Williamsville, Lord of Life Lutheran and Good Shepherd for their donations of food and of their time.
A BIG THANK YOU to Rev. Dana Smith and her community of Ascension Lutheran in Syracuse for the donation of the brand new BUS for our Mobile Food Pantry(photo 7)
Another HUGE THANK YOU To Gus and Paul from HT who put in a lot of elbow grease in getting the bus ready to be transformed(photo 8 and 9)
Finally, CGN has partnered with LuMin Campus Ministry in many, many ways so shout out to the students, staff and faculty from Buffalo State (photo 10 and 11) for painting our amazing bus!