Tulisha is one of the most memorable people you will come across when you visit our Immokalee Amigos Center. Her love for people shines throughfrom her smile, her assertive leadership style and boundless energy. Before moving to Immokalee in 2015 she was a social worker in New York City. There she helped broken families and foster children navigate the legal and social service bureaucracies. It was a major culture shock for her when she first moved to Immokalee in 2015. Compared to New York City, Immokalee seemed like a ghost town. Her first impression was “Where are all the people?” However, she was determined to return to her birth state of Florida where her mother once worked picking cotton, vegetables and oranges. It didn’t take her long to connect with the people of this small agricultural town of 22,000. After coming to our Amigos Center in search of emergency food Tulisha saw what she was looking for, a place to have fun and help people. Even though she doesn’t speak Spanish or Creole, she has been a key volunteer at the center. She recently recruited several people and instituted a new service of home delivery of essential food items to the shut-in elderly people of Immokalee. Her arrival at the Amigos Center has also renewed her spiritual life. Tulisha says that “Before coming here I had not been to church since my grandmother died in 1977.” She has made our Sunday bilingual worship part of her spiritual routine. She delights in providing the children of our congregation with special meals and snacks for special occasions. With few entertainment opportunities in Immokalee, Tulisha sees opportunity to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by offering outdoor Christian movies and popcorn in our parking lot. She says this is a way to keep kids out of trouble and a lot happier. She plans on beginning this movie ministry once we finish our Vacation Bible School in June. Pray for Tulisha and her God inspired ministry in Immokalee. I invite you to hear more stories of “A Friend in Need” during our annual fundraising luncheon:
Wednesday, March 21 at noon
SW Florida Events Center
11515 Bonita Beach Road SE Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
RSVP by telephone: (239) 437-6727, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or on our webpage: http://amigoscenter.org/annual-luncheon/