There is an organization here called “God’s Outreach” that donates frequently to people here in town, including my building. Their almost daily donations of crackers, canned goods, health bars (granola), pizza, etc have helped people all over my town to survive another day. We call him “God’s Man”, our David Mudd. His address is 1209 Moseley St. Owensboro, KY 42303, and he delivers what he can, and has his “angels”, like my friend Rose, make more deliveries to this building.
David is a man who seeks no praise, wants no kudos, and goes about his daily routine helping as many people as he can find along the way. He has given much to ensure the survival of the needy here by making sure they have the food and paper products they need for comfort. David has gone above and beyond the call and expectations of the people who are helped, accepting donations but not asking for them, being grateful for all that he has, and sharing all he can by personifying the 10 Commandments, truly living the Word of God that we “Love one another as He loves us”. He also lives the life our founding fathers envisioned for all Americans that is also inscribed on the Statue Of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breath free. —Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” There is no golden door in Owensboro, unless of course you count Micky D’s golden arches with all of their locations, but unlike Micky D., David gives to people and asks nothing, while Micky D. expects you to open your wallet before the food is brought to the counter.
The photo shows a few of the products David has filled our pantries with, plus more that I personally can’t use for myself but that are such staples in so many homes. David sees that everyone can choose what they are able to eat. Thank God for this generous and caring man.
With Lent beginning on Wednesday of this week, it makes me very happy to be able to talk about a man who truly lives in such a god-like way.