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SEPTEMBER 2017

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

HISTORY OF GOOD NEIGHBORS HEALTH CARE

AND THE HARVEST HOUSE MINISTRY CENTER 

In 2003, the former owner of the Mack Truck warehouse on Jefferson decided to sell the building upon his retirement and give the proceeds to charity. But something moved him to offer the building first to the owners of one of his favorite ministries, Harvest House. Gary & Linda Tatu flatly refused the offer, as they were very busy & content with what was happening at Harvest House. There was 'no way' that they were taking on another building. They were thinking retirement soon. Again, God intervened and gave them a vision for some type of " Ministry Center " which would serve the people in an underserved community with all of the services that could help them build a better life. So, they said 'yes' and along with their Board, began to develop ideas of what such a Center should include. Today the center houses not only Good Neighbors but also the Baby and Children's Ministry and a beautiful new adult education center. It is amazing how God can work through people who will empty themselves & say Yes to Him!

GOOD NEIGHBORS HEALTH CARE...

At the same time that the Tatus agreed to accept a second location, God prompted some folks at a suburban church to do something for people in the inner city.  So, they began looking for a site upon which to begin a free medical clinic for the uninsured. Many "God-incidents" not only brought this group & Harvest House together, but also some dedicated volunteers who captured the vision for a free health center and energetically moved it into fruition. Good Neighbors now comes under the umbrella of Harvest House Ministries, but we are grateful to the friends who gave Good Neighbors its beginning and financially supported the early years of the ministry.

THE FUTURE OF GOOD NEIGHBORS HEALTH CARE...

We envision a future where the volunteer providers and staff provide full-time comprehensive health care with expanded services such as physical and occupational therapy, health-related educational workshops, exercise classes and more. 

In reflecting on this opportunity, we are only stifled by our own creativity and with God's help this project can be a model for interdenominational and community involvement for the betterment and welfare of the City of Buffalo. Together we can show the love of Jesus to this underserved area.

  

"Come to the edge," He said. They said, "We can't, we're afraid."

"Come to the edge," He said. "We can't, we will fall."

"Come to the edge," He said. So they came, and He pushed them.

They flew.

~Guillame Apollinaire