Be Remarkable: Food ministry director serves up blessings

Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 10:28 AM CST
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This week’s Be Remarkable takes us to First Methodist Church of Waco, where the Director of Food Ministry serves up sensation meals and spiritual blessing for the congregation and community.

“When I saw that (Be Remarkable advertisement) come on KWTX, I immediately thought of Cari Jones,” said Janet Stephens, who nominated this week’s Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers and KWTX Be Remarkable Award winner.

“It’s a happy time when Cari’s around,” Janet said with a smile.

She also explained just how far Cari goes to lift people’s spirits.

“The other day I was on the phone talking to someone – checking on them – and they asked, ‘is cookie lady still there?’ and I said ‘yes.’

“She was still delivering them cookies – and they’d moved out of town.”

Cari doesn’t just deliver cookies – she also delivers the power of prayer and even people for those in need.

Ryan Barnett, the pastor at First Methodist Church of Waco tells a story of how Cari got a group of them to welcome a woman back to Waco, after she’d undergone dramatic cancer treatments in Dallas.

Pastor Barnett explained how the woman had no family locally. So Cari organized members of the congregation to be there with balloons and signs, outside of her window, to let her know she was loved.

Those are just a few of the reason’s Cari is this week’s be Remarkable Award Winner – a $500 reward presented by Daniel Stark - for folks that make central Texas a better place to live.

“I think that everyone deserves to know that they matter,” Cari said, as she was presented with the $500 check from Danny Daniel of Daniel Stark.

By all accounts – that’s exactly what she does.

Do you know a remarkable person who fits this honor? A selfless member of our community who dedicates their time and energy to help others? Nominate them at