Limitless Church shows heart through hot lunch delivery

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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LAPLACE – Limitless Church of LaPlace is a small congregation with a big heart for helping the community.

Five members of the church recently banded together to deliver 50 hot lunches to the hardworking staff members at the Ochsner Medical facility in LaPlace as a token of appreciation for their bravery and dedication to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers from Limitless Church distribute 50 chicken alfredo lunches to medical staff in LaPlace.

The lunches, prepared by church members, included chicken alfredo pasta with salad, a dinner roll and dessert. Each lunch also came with a hand sanitizer donation, according to Emmanuel Gerard.

Other volunteers were Pastor Judah Howard, Kenneth Douglas, Danyel Hunt and Nytoga Henderson, all members of the Limitless Church leadership team.

“Our goal was to show our appreciation for their hard work and their dedication to being on the front line and tackling this epidemic,” Gerard said. “It’s not easy going to work knowing there is a possibility you could contract this and still have to go home to your families. Sometimes that could possibly put them at risk. We wanted to show our gratitude, and hopefully this will encourage other organizations or individuals to follow suit.”

Located at 75 Dominican Road across from St. Charles Catholic, Limitless Church has always placed a priority on community outreach. The church hosts an annual summer camp and back-to-school drive for children in the River Parishes. Throughout the year, Limitless Church offers tutoring, homework assistance and dinner to elementary and junior high students.

Founding pastor Judah Howard said the guiding message of the church is, “This is why we said yes.” He believes that a church should not only support spiritual growth, but also support the community in whatever capacity possible.

“This was an opportunity for us to connect with the community and really honor those who are making sacrifices to be there for us,” Howard said.

Based on Biblical principles, the church was never confined to one building. Howard said the coronavirus has reminded him and others to go back to the fundamentals of what the church is really about.

“We are a smaller congregation, but our intentions are to use what we do have to make an impact in whatever way we can,” Howard said. “Everyone can do their part to make a difference. Just because the time has constricted how we’re allowed to gather, it has no limit on the impact we are allowed to make on each other and on the world.”

Howard encourages the public to help others using whatever resources they have at hand. A gesture as simple as calling an elderly neighbor or checking in on a single mother with young children can make a meaningful difference.

Limitless Church plans to continue supporting frontline workers. Those who would like to partner for future projects can connect with the leadership team through the Limitless Church Facebook and Instagram pages.