The Hidden Lesson of Christmas
The fast-paced Prentice family takes an unexpected turn one Thanksgiving. A call from God leads Lori to donate her family’s turkey dinner to a family that is homeless. Jay and Lori start bringing people who are homeless into their own home. Fast forward three years, and the Prentices have an unofficial homeless ministry in their small town. But what will the Prentices do when it snows and many people need the one room available?
In The Best Dinner I Never Ate, the Prentice Family stumbles into helping people climb out of crisis. This healing story addresses stereotypes surrounding people who are homeless, and grows empathy towards those experiencing tough times in a memorable, compassionate way. And in the end, the Prentices discover the hidden lesson of “Christmastime.”
TV, newspapers, online media and radio hosts have been featuring the uplifting story of The Best Dinner I Never Ate. Click below to see what makes this such an enticing story:
Fresno Bee: Oakhurst Woman Raises Awareness for Homeless (1/3/14)
Sierra Star article: True Story on Helping the Homeless is a Family Affair (12/23/13)
Sierra News article: The Other Best Dinner I Never Ate (12/12/13)
Sierra Star article: Hope for the Homeless (3/20/13)
Sierra News article: What Would You be Willing to Do? (3/19/13)
Madera County Board of Supervisors (video clip of Lori speaking) Select the video from April 23rd (2013), go to item 6 in the video.
The BridgeMaker (blog)
This is only a portion of those that shared our story and helped carry the torch.
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