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What does it mean to be a hero?

Judges 8:4-5 “Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it. He said to the men of Sukkoth, “Give my troops some bread; they are worn out and I am still pursing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”

What does it mean to be a hero? For God to call you a hero it’s usually after He calls you to be a warrior. There are many ways you can be called to be a warrior, but with the Lord it is usually out of your comfort zone. For Gideon who was a Judge, military leader, and prophet was no stranger to being a warrior. However, now God calls him to free Israel and to condemn their idolatry. Gideon was use to commanding great armies but God wanted the glory and to bring the Israelites back to Him so God whittles down the army to 300 and becomes a hero when he and his army of 300 get victory over the Midianites. During this time of stay at home orders, schools and businesses shut down, unprecedented numbers of people with the COVID 19 virus and too many people dying; we at the Christian Caring Center are seeing large numbers of people needing support of all kinds. The food pantry numbers are climbing from an average of 215 households when open 6 days per week to 413 households while only open 2 days per week, 689 meals prepared and given out in 2 days each week, providing emergency shelter in our 2 men’s shelter and motels with 64 Individuals with 372 nights of shelter- Praise the LORD!!! So many of you are asking how can I help from home.

  • You can become a Gideon monthly supporter. Just like Gideon’s army force if we had just 300 supporters at $35 each month you could feed an entire family of 4 for the month, you could supply a holiday meal or back pack for a student, you could provide case management to homeless and low income individuals so they can receive services, etc.

  • For the next 3 months your donation of any amount will be matched by a great donation from First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown up to $15,000.

  • You church, group, neighbors or just you can donate food in our restock the pantry food drive at For more information see our website at You can donate food, hygiene items, diapers, etc. and they will be delivered right to our center and you can stay safe in your home.


As always we can’t thank you enough for all your support and prayers, we can never serve as much as we do without you!

Madelyn Sutton

Executive Director

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