From Clients

*Names are not listed in Client Testimonials for confidentiality*

Female * Age 49 * Castlewood, VA

I really appreciate what you have done for me and others in this community. I like your ministry and thank God for all of you that help others. Most of all, helping save people from Hell is the most rewarding thing you could do. That is a blessing and miracle all in itself. Thank you so very much and God bless all of you and Marathon Ministry. I wish more people in the world were like you. God bless you! Amen.

Female * Age 50 * Abingdon, VA

I think this ministry will bring in more people because the love of God they have for everyone. I personally love to come to Marathon because it helps me to hear the Word of God. I feel that they do so much work for the Lord. It is a blessing that Marathon Ministry cares so much to reach out and maybe help save people’s lives from this bad world and at the same time give them food to help them and their families. May God Bless all of you doing this work for the Lord.

Male * Age 36 * St. Paul, VA

First off, I would like to thank God and you all for doing such a wonderful job. Your ministry has helped my family and me greatly. It is such a joy to know that there are people out there who still care for all those that are in need. I enjoy the atmosphere and the caring and lovely friendly spirit that is felt at Marathon. May God continue to bless you and your ministry outreach.

Female * Age 51 * Castlewood, VA

The food has really blessed in putting food on my table since we don’t have the money to really buy what we really need. May God bless Brother Cooper and the volunteers. We really enjoy the Bible lesson. May God Bless you in every area of your life.

Female * Age 48 * Castlewood, VA

I really enjoy coming to Marathon Ministry. The food has really helped me. I only draw a little check, and I don’t have enough to pay my bills. Keep me in your prayers. You have really helped me. May God Bless you all.

Female * Age 57 * Castlewood, VA

As a child, I was often hungry. I had to wear hand-me-down clothing, and I wore my shoes until they fell off my feet. I know first-hand what it is to be poor and needy. Even now as an adult, there are times when there just isn’t enough money for bills, medications and food. Marathon Ministry has helped me with food, so that my money can go for other needed areas. All the staff and volunteers at Marathon Ministry have treated me with love, kindness and dignity. I thank God for their help and compassion.

Female * Davis Trailer Park – Johnson City, TN

I just want to say “Thank you” for your kindness when you and your young people distributed food to needy people in Davis Trailer Park in Johnson City. My son and I both have good jobs and we did not need any food. Thank you again for the people you helped.

From Ministers

Lacy L. Brooks, Pastor * Memorial Baptist Church * Bluefield, VA

Our church, Memorial Baptist, Bluefield, Va. had the privilege of enjoying Marathon Ministry during our Prophecy Conference. We learned about the needs and blessings of Marathon Ministry. Our people responded in a wonderful way. I fully recommend this wonderful ministry, as well as their representative. God bless you.

From Volunteers

Megan Wolfe * Middle School Youth Group, Grace Fellowship Church * Johnson City, TN

First of all I want you to know that I love you and so does God. (But you knew that.) I had a wonderful weekend with you serving the poor. Since you played an important part in this, I would like to tell you how that weekend changed my life. I knew my life would be changed as soon as I stepped into the church that Thursday morning. I just didn’t know how much. I had been told that some of the places we would go to we wouldn’t believe were in Johnson City. How true that was. I had thought that later in my life I would go to some out of country places and help there. But what I saw that weekend changed my mind. I decided I would help here first and then go to some far away country. This experience just totally changed my life. I never knew that some people lived in so much poverty. In many ways I feel more thankful for all the blessings God has given me. I don’t think I’ll ever complain about my house or my food again. I’ll never forget the kindness some of the people showed me for the food. I’ll never forget the surprise I felt when one lady said they had just run out of food. And only had a box of pancake mix left. I now see all the blessings God has given me that I have taken for granted most of my life. This is how that weekend changed my life forever.

Hilary Maithen * Middle School Youth Group, Grace Fellowship Church * Johnson City, TN

I really enjoyed having Marathon Ministry come to our church food and let us participate in the distribution project. I’m glad that we got to talk on the bus. You’re very easy to have a conversation with. What I enjoyed most about the food distribution was sharing with others. I had never seen anyone that poor and I almost cried because the people were so happy that we were giving food out. I had a bit of trouble praying at first, but I’m glad now that I did it. When we went to the Mexican immigrant apartments it was really difficult to talk with them because most of them couldn’t speak any English. Going there was also kind of sad because one of the apartments my group went to only had two beds and some sheets on the floor. I’m very glad that we got to do that because it gave me a new perspective on life and how well off I am. Thank you so much and God bless you.

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