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May 2023

“This is my story, this is my song….,” as the old hymn goes. Indeed, these verses are that to me. The way that this person responded to Jesus is how I seek to live my life in Him - and I really hope you do the same! It is how MALTA lives out our mission. It is how we will continue to serve others as we help people to bridge the gaps in their life, including the bridge that is Jesus.

Mordecai proclaimed to Esther, “Perhaps you have been created for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14) While our lifetime is the “such a time” to serve and make an impact for Christ, our individual lives are also broken into seasons.  For me, personally I am ending my season as Executive Director at MALTA to something else I have been created for, while I/we excitedly pass the position to another whom the LORD has created to fill that role for such a time as this!

We will formally announce and welcome MALTA’s new Executive Director at our Volunteer Meeting on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm. Please pray for her and for the (transition which honestly looks to be pretty seamless, praise the Lord). I will continue to serve as MALTA's Executive Director through that date.

It has been an awesome blessing of God to serve Him and so many people through MALTA in this role. My husband, Mark, my family, my pastor, my Groton Heights church family, friends, MALTA staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, along with so many community partners have all been such a huge support (and even cheerleaders when God knew I needed that). Although I will be returning professionally to my career in art, I look forward to continuing loving and serving God and others by volunteering with MALTA’s Friday Night Outreach several times a year and in the community at large.

Christ’s Love & Peace to You!


"And he answered, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.'

'You have answered correctly,' Jesus replied. 'Do this and you will live.'"

Luke 10:27-28



We welcomed 2 new volunteers from Ahava House – Kat & Jen who are helping behind the scenes with ministry operations (check out their picture on the Latest News page).

Welcome Back! To Friday Night Outreach volunteer Renee Brakels on the 4th Friday Team.

3 VOLUNTEERS needed to form another cooking team one Wednesday morning per month (call Lori at 860.373.3975 to sign-up or for more info).

In May longtime clothes processing volunteer, Richard Weiner, will be turning 90! If you would like to thank him for his service, please send a card to him c/o Malta, 20 Grove Avenue, Groton CT 06340 anytime this month.


  • BRAND NEW MEN’S & LADIES UNDERWEAR- - please – please- please host a collection at your church, work, group, team, etc. Call Lori (860.373.3975) if you need help.

  • New or gently used Sneakers

  • New shower shoes (flip-flops)

  • Deodorant

  • Gift cards to Walmart, Shell Gas, Ocean State Job Lot

  • Ongoing Financial support

  • Leads to grants and awards


  • Malta’s 1st Wednesday Community Roundtable met successfully again in April as people from 10 agencies and organizations attended and welcomed Kaiah White from SCADD as our guest speaker. Our May Roundtable’s guest is tbd.

  • Check out our Latest News page to to see all MALTA is doing to impact the community for the Kingdom. SO GOOD!

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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