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Congratulations to Sharon Lee-Pollard, the winner of our Stories of Giving web launch contest.  Sharon's story was submitted by an anonymous colleague who wished to recognize her as someone who embodies the belief that Giving Makes GOOD Happen.

 

A Story of Caring:Sharon Lee-Pollard

This story is about Sharon Lee-Pollard and caring for our community.

 

Community Outreach and Caring

  • Lord’s Kitchen, responsible for the distributions of food and personal items to those in need in the community and beyond. Sharon assists the different ministries in Monroe Park, Richmond, Virginia, on various Saturdays with the preparation of food, distribution of food and drinks.  She ministers to the needs of the less fortunate through prayer and fellowship. (letting people pray, vent and get in touch with each other – bonding.)
  • Sharon takes part in "Hitting the Streets". On Saturdays she goes out to different neighborhoods knocking on doors, passing out flyers.  The mission is to reach families with a simple gospel message that will help them change the world and their lives.
  • Sharon was the coordinator with YWAM (Youth with a Mission) and Chilean children.  Sharon reflects on a recent event with a team from Chile, in which she experienced the coming together of different nationalities and religions, working together for one common goal “sharing the good news” of Jesus Christ. The Chile team along with the Village of Faith set out for a fun filled day. Sharon coordinated a soccer demonstration for the youth of a housing development to learn and play soccer.
  • Sharon along with her spouse facilitates a “Cell Group”, which is a focused and deliberate approach to learning about Christianity.  This class meets every first and third Saturday of each month for approximately one hour. 
  • Sharon was the founder of “Co-workers in Christ”. She saw the need for people in the workplace to come together and share regardless of nationality or religion. She presented the idea to Human Resources at McKesson Corporation.  The idea was well received and started throughout the company.  People were inspired and impacted with weekly devotions and inspirations. 
  • Sharon has been the coordinator of Village Angel for the past two years at the Village of Faith Ministries. Village Angel sets out to meet the needs of families each year at Christmas.
  • Sharon has served as the Coordinator for Angel Tree Prison Ministry for McKesson Corporation and First Timothy Baptist Church. For children of parents that are incarcerated – deliver gifts to children in the name of the parent
  • She has worked with the Hilliard House, Richmond, Virginia – Hilliard House is designed to address the needs of battered women and children in the community.  She is currently serving as a mentor to one of the women. After seeing a sibling go through years of domestic violence, her thought was “what better way to give back” and share simply inspirations and words of encouragement from the outside looking in.
  • Sharon works with the youth at the Village of Faith “KidZone”, which ministers to children ages 4 - 12. Children are given their own teaching time to receive revelation. Sharon at times assists with Arts and Crafts, drama and skits so that the children may learn the gospel on their level.

Compassion

  • Sharon reflects on a Christmas experience with the Angel Tree Prison Ministry, which she thought was going to be as simple as the distribution of toys.  However, when she arrived at the home, she found it in total disarray and what some might have considered “not livable”.  Her heart went out to the family! Sharon’s immediate thought was “how in the world could my family experience the love and joy at such a time as this when a family in my own backyard was experiencing tough times”. After leaving the gifts with the family, she later followed up with them and asked if her family could share more with them, by bringing much needed items such as food, clothing, and furniture.  She continued mentoring to the family, even bringing them to church with her at times.  Through this experience, she believes the family confessed Christ as her Savior.

Note:

Sharon believes that the ministry of presence which is simply being there for someone and at times not saying word; is one of the most powerful tools that any and everyone can use!