In 2011, my husband and I ventured into owning our own business, we could have never imagined what God had in store. Our journey to bring a gift shop to our small town, (population of approx. 8,000), selling affordable gifts, but instead sold hope, love and a sense of community….free of charge! After a devastating flood hit our area, leaving many with sorrow and loss, hope sprang forward through a tiny prayer i’d said months before, “God if you can use me, I am willing”. As a business owner we now had a platform, we collected cleaning supplies for our areas residents to help with the huge cleanup ahead, as time went on the town turned it’s attention toward someone they felt they could trust. Thousands of dollars in donations poured in, as well as non-monitary donations. When the crisis was over, I found my life had been forever changed.
Since that time we have taken on several community outreach projects. Our current projects include free community classes such as; canning/preserving food, adult and children’s art classes, spiritual mentoring and bible study, shopping on a budget, couponing and bartering. These are 12 week courses and as they are completed, new classes will begin based on the community’s needs. Other ongoing community outreach include, but are not limited to, assisting fire victims, the homeless, Christmas project to assist families of the working poor, heating assistance, essentials for families with major medical issues, providing food, coats and clothing for children and much more.
We are starting a non-profit to aid us in continuing this much needed assistance. Please join this cause with a monetary donation, but more importantly join the movement of loving your neighbor and sharing the love of Christ.
Marty Sinopoli Ministries will continue being His hands and feet in prayer, hard work and love, as Christ works to change people’s lives. We are hoping to set a fire that will transcend the border of this community and spread to the hearts of all who want to help their neighbor in love to those who need it most.