Tom Norman, coordinator for Wayne County FHFH in Ohio, shared this heartwarming story about a family being a blessing to people in need in their community:
A young man at our church named Hunter wanted to learn to hunt. Upon learning about FHFH, he was determined to harvest a deer to donate. He hasn’t hunted until this season and got set up on our church property in a blind for gun season. His dad Seth and mom Melissa went out with him, hunting as a family. Monday evening, the first day of hunting they had a buck present an opportunity. Coming in and stopping broadside, Hunter took his shot. He harvested his first buck with the purpose to help feed those in need.
What a blessing to see a family learning to hunt together! Seth and Melissa are also both determined to harvest a deer to donate. Melissa has even put in twelve hours a day in the blind, committed to providing meat for our community. I am so proud to call them friends and see their new passion for the hunt and for our ministry.
Their family has been through trials. Seth overcame a long battle with COVID which led to life support and forced a medical retirement. Hunter is battling glaucoma at the age of thirteen. Melissa has been blessed to find work from home so she can help care for her family.
Through these trials they choose to see blessings. They see God at work and they love and serve Him every day. They are truly an amazing family and we are so proud of them!