Nearly every Friday for the past 25 years, carts of bread and pastries arrived at our back door. Initially, Tony Peter, and a few other men, collected and delivered bread to shelters and churches. Tony heard of the Little Sisters and their “good work” and he “wanted to be part of it.” This coincided with a donation offer from a second Kroger store, where he was deemed an honorary “Reverend,” and so the tradition began.
Tony’s wife, Peggy, now accompanies him each week. They treasure this time of service together. Previously, while Tony was volunteering and delivering, Peggy was the full-time caregiver of their eight children – four boys and four girls – and for her ill mother, until she went home to the Lord.
Peggy and Tony are truly an extraordinary faith-filled couple. They met in church, remained committed to each other through daily shared prayer in their 55 years of marriage. They continue to serve the Lord, not only providing bread for the Little Sisters and Residents, but by sharing their faith with inmates at both the Lebanon and Dayton Correctional Facilities each month. According to Peggy and Tony, “to serve others is to experience the joy of the Lord” and they are “very blessed and very thankful.” Through them we too are very blessed and very thankful!