We’re celebrating volunteers this week at Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and our guest in this Gospel Con Carne episode is among the longest-serving volunteers to bless our organization! Host Alan Graham often talks about the powerful impact of an individual’s halo in helping to grow Mobile Loaves & Fishes into the organization it has become since its founding 22 years ago. Mary Lou Batlan and her husband Bob have seen firsthand the halo effect in action. Mary Lou and Bob’s interfaith marriage has brought both the Methodist and Jewish communities together under the goal of serving our homeless and formerly homeless friends. Serving those in need connects people in profound ways, and the Batlans have played a major role in bringing together different groups of people across the broader Austin community into a lifestyle of service. Hear some of the many memories Mary Lou shares in this Zoom interview from her time volunteering with MLF and the beauty of people coming together to be the hands and feet of their brothers and sisters in need.