Allen Willoughby of Sugartree Ministries recently spoke to the Wilmington Rotary Club which meets at noon at Damon’s Restaurant.
Willoughby said Sugartree Ministries has been serving the community for 20 years and is still serving. Sugartree addresses all forms of brokenness; their mission is to love and care for people.
Sugartree has morphed from a coffee house to feeding hungry people. Willoughby said the ministry started by the asking from one pastor, John Foster.
Willoughby said Sugartree Ministries are sustained by wide, broad support from clubs — for example the Wilmington Key Club — to many churches. He said Sugartree has experienced God’s Love. However, he said times are a little tough now due to drug use on the rise.
He said the poor have volunteered to be servers. there are five staff members involved at Sugartree, and nine men live with Sugartree Ministries
Willoughby stated Sugartree Ministries runs two 12-step programs per week. With 10-20 participants, Sugartree helps addicts overcome their addictions and their brokenness.
Everyone wants to be a good citizen, and not on drugs, he said, but drug addiction is intense — four deaths in two months.
Willoughby thanked everyone and asked everyone to, “Keep us in your prayers.”
Also, he said their golf outing is June 22 at Majestic Springs at 11:30 a.m.