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Dallas Benefit Dinner PHOTOS June 5 CLICK

Dinners and Money Bring Relationships in Focus
By Jesse Stroup, Director of Spiritual Care

All who attended the 9th Lifeline Benefit Dinner are connected in some way to serving the seriously ill. Our hearts have heard the voice of Jesus, “When you did it unto the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” At dinners, hosts are concerned that guests are seated in the best possible place, that they enjoy the meal and the program. Both guests and hosts hope that their hearts are stirred to give more and be like Jesus – who helps us to focus with words like this: “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” What is said at the table and what is seen in the room builds or detracts from our relationships, our hopes, and desires. Both guests and hosts run risks. Choosing to be vulnerable is part of living in the will of God. Thanks to those who came and put so much into this Spirit filled evening.

Winston Brown, who has served as an elder at Skillman Church of Christ, received the Trio Award. Winston loves to cultivate relationships. The hospital setting is a good place to exercise this gift. He loves people and wants others to know the love and grace he has received from God through Jesus Christ. A four year volunteer at UT Southwestern Hospital, Winston received his 1,000 hour pin from UT Volunteer Services Department in May. Winston gives special supportive care to the seriously ill, which is a distinguishing characteristic of the Trio Award recipient.

The Max and Gayle Dillard Philanthropy Award is given to those who continually provide encouragement to Lifeline Chaplaincy Dallas with ongoing financial support. Additionally, this award is a special thank you to that same someone who goes to great length to encourage others to solidify and expand this unique ministry to hospital patients and their families. David and Dell Anne Patterson, Dallas Development Board members, are volunteer chaplains at Baylor Irving Hospital. David has been visiting for 8 years, and Dell Anne started after her retirement in 2012. Lifeline has been a part of their lives for many years as Dell Anne’s parents, Homer and Betty Gainer, were highly involved with Lifeline’s formative years in Houston. David is a successful business man, served as the director of Citizens Development Center, a non – profit organization offering work and job placement for special-needs adults, and he is a realtor. With great pleasure Max Dillard presented David and Dell Anne with the Max and Gayle Dillard Philanthropy Award.

The Ladies of Eastridge Church of Christ in Rockwall received the George Baker Golden Service Award. As Ann Foster of Parkland Hospital and Jan Cox, a Lifeline Chaplaincy Board Member said, “The Ladies of Eastridge sew care bags, purchase, and stuff personal care items for family members who find themselves without anything at the hospital. Many people and sources help with these care bags. Lois Halbert accepted the award for the Ladies of Eastridge Church of Christ.

Amy Stroup, singer and song writer from Nashville, was the entertainment this year. She and her band played songs from her CD, The Other Side of Love Sessions. Their play list included: Hold onto Hope Love, Just You, Backed into the Corner, Quiet Hearts, Just Takes a Little, and Redeeming Love. Go to iTunes, or Amystroup.com to access her music.

Volunteers, supporters, pillow and bag makers, people of prayer, singers, hosts, and guests; we are all connected through the One who said, “When you did it unto the least of these my brothers, you did it unto me.” Let us encourage one another to not be afraid and give our best in the Kingdom of God.

Dallas Benefit Dinner PHOTOS June 5 CLICK

 

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