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February 2023

Today when I began meditating on the word “love,” the LORD immediately brought these verses to mind.  What is so interesting is that nowhere in these verses does the word “love” appear, yet they are a powerful proclamation of God’s deeply dedicated love for us! In the remainder of the verses before and after this he compares His love to that of human love, illustrating that even the tightest human connection is limited, next to His.

Maybe you are feeling let down by someone in your life. Often, especially through volunteering with MALTA, the LORD brings people in our path who have been let down by others, by themselves, by “the system.” Let these verses be a reminder that the LORD knows us by name and sees our situations. But, unlike that of the person who may be closest to us on earth, God’s love for us is the most personal and unlimited love that there is!  Let’s accept and proclaim HIS love today.

Yours in Jesus,


"…I haven’t forgotten you. I have you engraved on the palms of my hands…"

Isaiah 49:15b-16a


SAMARITAN SWIM: As of today, we have raised $14,557.63 toward our goal of $20,000 required to keep the ministry going at the level needed. Please help us to meet our goal by donating today, enrolling in monthly giving, and/or sharing the word that there is still time to give! Click here to donate and specifiy Samaritan Swim in the "Used for" field.

MALTA Hosted our first “Monthly Community Round Table” on 1/11.  6 attended (NLHHC, Stonington Human Services, Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium, Town of Groton Police Dept.) Five other agency representatives sent regrets but asked to be invited for February’s meeting on 2/1 – and 3 more contacted me hearing about it and asked to be included in the February meeting invitation!!!! MALTA will host these meetings monthly on the first Wednesday 10:30-11:30 am.

MALTA Executive Director, Lori McClain will be providing MALTA reports and updates during the Sunday morning service at two area churches in February.  If you would like Lori to share at your church, organization, or other venue, please contact her at (860) 373-3975

Tony’s Caribbean Restaurant will be providing the meals for MALTA’s first Friday evening’s Street Team Outreach to the New London Homeless Hospitality Center beginning on 2/3. 

SPECIAL THANKS to the individuals, churches and organizations that provided special collections of funds and material goods to MALTA over the holidays! You are appreciated. 


  • Men’s and Women’s BRAND-NEW Undies in all sizes (our #1 expense!!!)

  • Men’s jeans and work pants sizes 30, 32, 34 waists, all lengths   

  • Men’s and Women’s coats - especially sizes XL, 2XL and 3XL

For more updates, changing often, look around this website in the Latest News section for photos and more regarding God at work through our involvement with the community and: Covenant Shelter, New London Homeless Hospitality Center (shelter) and Warming Center, Noank Youth Shelter, St. Vincent DePaul Place, Fellowship House, Safe Futures and more.

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