Meet Tom and Charlotte who received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award!
Their hometown is Irving but they have lived in El Paso, Austin and in other cities. They are now retired, enjoying their two children and four grandchildren. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage!
After moving to the DFW area, the Newsoms pursued their goals to be involved in ministry activities as part of their retirement. As a result of hearing about Mercy Clinic in their Bible study, Charlotte and Tom have been volunteers since September 2013 when we expanded clinic operations to Thursday nights.
Charlotte works in patient registration, keeping paperwork and computer records organized. As a choir director in public schools, her joy and patience was cultivated, much needed skills for dealing with an electronic medical records system! Tom’s work is more varied. As the security/ front porch greeter, he encounters different scenarios every Thursday. Our front porch staff is a full service operation. One evening, three young girls needed help with their homework. This was not a problem for Tom as a former CPA! Tom counts this as one of his most memorable ministry moments at Mercy Clinic, an opportunity to meet these young girls’ needs right on the Mercy Clinic porch.
Charlotte and Tom are an example of being the hands and feet of Jesus by being faithful and committed. Their advice to new volunteers is be faithful to your commitment. God will provide the memorable ministry moments.