& annual events
As a frontline ministry, every other weekend TRTC provides homeless and impoverished families with spiritual guidance, clothing, hygiene items, social service referrals, food items, and hot meals. Volunteers seek out the neediest neighborhoods and ‘weekly hotel ‘areas to serve as many as possible.
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:17-19)
Queen For a day
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
Every May, women who live in homeless shelters and recovery programs are provided with a time for spiritual healing, reflection, rejuvenation. An annual event sponsored by TRTC, this program successfully builds sisterhood relationships while creating opportunities for formal and informal mentoring. Many of the women attend seeking spiritual guidance and rebirth. So, a day of physical and spiritual activities is planned for the women to experience a moment of tranquility at what is often a stressful time for them. Spiritually, the women are taught God’s word, listen to victorious testimonies, participate in inspirational singing, and are provided with multiple opportunities to ponder and reflect on their life decisions. A host of volunteers cater to their physical needs by serving a hot lunch, providing salon pampering, distributing hygiene gifts, and helping them select three or more outfits appropriate for job interviewing. Through a variety of inspirational activities, the women grow to understand how they can transform their lives. Since its inception, more than 1000 women have participated. Some are so grateful for the blessing they received , they readily reach out to share their testimonies with others during the day.
To demonstrate God’s promise to provide all that we need, and to explain the miracle of Jesus’ birth, TRTC sponsors for more than 100 children a party with games, delicious food, and surprises. Each child receives multiple gifts of warm clothing, toys, and school supplies. This event ensures most needy and helpless children in Orlando are not forgotten at Christmas.
back to school
The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time for children. However, for those living in poverty and unstable living quarters, a new year often causes anxiety and frustration. The need for appropriate clothing, supplies required by schools, and the emotions associated with being clean and well-groomed are major concerns for all students. Yet, impoverished children and their families cannot focus on the new experiences and opportunities a new school year brings, when they are scrambling to secure needed financial resources.
TRTC recognizes and responds to the obstacles too many families face. Therefore, a Back to School Rally is held to excite and motivate students to embrace the virtues of a good education. During the rally, students can participate in a variety of activities meant to teach them self-sustaining scriptures, which earn them useful prizes. They receive haircuts, bookbags packed with school supplies, new clothing, including shoes and socks, hygiene bags, and eat their favorite foods. Student grades, and mobility are monitored during the year, and parents are encouraged to call volunteers for individual assistance when needed.