I HOPE THIS INSPIRES SOMEONE - BE LIKE TIM
Thanksgiving day I decided to go by The Boulevard which serves as a type of shelter to volunteer my time and to see some of my friends who are residents. Some of the residents visit FRESH (thefuturefresh.com) every Thursday for worship service so I wanted to surprise them.
This is Timothy Palmer who I consider a friend and actually met 2 years ago when he lived at the Boulevard. He began visiting FRESH and has stayed connected since we met.
He was born facing many challenges, had many surgeries as a child and was even told that he wouldn’t live. Despite his physical challenges Tim decided never to give up on life and was encouraged by his mother that he was indeed special.
Tim currently has a brother who has been missing for over 2 months. When I saw him on thanksgiving I was very happy. I had spoken to him two weeks earlier but didn’t think I would see him on Thanksgiving Day.
Then I thought about it, here was Tim who has been facing challenges all his life, who once had to live in a shelter, who has a brother currently missing and was out sharing time with others. Instead of sitting home on Thanksgiving he was back at the same shelter that he lived at in the past, not as a resident but as a volunteer helping to serve food to others!
Then I thought how grateful I am to know Tim! How I thank God to know someone who is so strong and I am grateful he is in my life. Tim once spoke at FRESH and moved many to tears. I believe Tim will help to change many lives and no one is exempt from the opportunity to have an impact in this life.
The moral of this story is to #BeLikeTim. Even through your challenges and pain you still have something to give.
See the link to the story regarding his brother below and let’s all follow his example! Pray for Tim and his family also.