September 2021


Leesburg’s Annual Clothing & Furniture Giveaway

On August 21st, we welcomed 283 individuals to this event:

  • 50 people prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior
  • 162 backpacks were distributed
  • 1 truckload of clothes was given to Door of Hope
  • Children were entertained with snow cones, bounce house, face painting and balloon animals
  • Clothes, backpacks and Bibles were given to the Sterling Region as they prepare for their community event held on September 11th

Thanks to the 75 volunteers who made the event flow seamlessly, as well as the local businesses who made very generous contributions:  Wegmans Dulles, Leesburg Church of the Nazarene, and Mi-Box.


Purcellville’s Annual Clothing & Furniture Giveaway

On August 28th, with the help of 85 volunteers, we served 321 individuals!

• 175 heard the gospel, thanks to the Pastoral staff at Purcellville Baptist Church

• 158 backpacks distributed

• 55 English and at least 48 Spanish Bibles distributed

• 42 individuals received furniture

• 400 breakfast sandwiches provided by Chick-fil-A Purcellville

• 27 flu shots administered, along with blood pressure checks and dental kits

• 10 haircuts provided

• 1 truck load of thoughtfully selected clothing for Afghan refugees taken to our Sterling Center

A very special thank you to our generous local business: Chick-fil A Purcellville, Bank of Charlestown, Purcellville Pediatric Dentistry who made very generous to our event.

Donation Opportunity

If it’s on your heart to cover any of the costs associated with these two ministry events, here are the specific needs:


Last month, Purcellville’s Healthcare Branch recently coordinated a Free Dental Clinic in collaboration with Dr. Nadia Armentrout of Dental Smiles at Purcellville Gateway and by Dr. Nooshin Monajemy of Purcellville Pediatric Dentistry. One parent emailed us: “I want to say thank you very much for the help from TOL about the dentist. My son had his teeth repaired today. More than $1400 savings!  Real help!”A single mom stopped into the Clothing Closet recently and tearfully shared this story: “The Clothing Closet has helped me afford clothing & accessories to look nice for work. I am so thankful!”

After an extra blessing of food, Judah, our Leesburg Food Pantry Manager shared with the employees of neighboring businesses. One of the employees came back later and explained that he had been going through a very rough time and was not planning on having lunch that day, so to receive the meal was super encouraging for him since he knew, as he put it, that “someone was looking out for him.”


Save the Dates!

Volunteer Recognition Picnic 9/23

TOL Annual Golf Tournament 10/12


Spiritual Growth Update

“Hope deferred makes a heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”
Proverbs 13:12

Prayer and the Word of God are foundational to Tree of Life and is one of our core values.  Whenever anyone calls Tree of Life, we ask “How can I pray for you?”

Praying for someone when they ask gives them hope, because we are lifting your prayer requests to our Heavenly Father.  He is the One who fulfills our longing, and helps us to see life from an eternal perspective—a tree of life.

In 2021 so far, Tree of Life has recorded 532 prayer requests for our partners, which is 532 times we asked the Lord to fill others with His hope, so they too can rejoice!

How can we pray for you?  Please send an email to me at


Be blessed!

Chaplain Wayne Ruckman