by Joyce Mills
Thank YOU! Thank YOU!
All children are precious in God’s sight! His heart is endeared towards them and His ear hears their every need! Time and again, the Bible says that God is a defender and protector of the poor, the oppressed, abused, impoverished and the fatherless. And so, we have placed value on children because we know full well that God does.
Some of you have gone the extra mile and contributed money and food each and every month. We appreciate YOU so very much! We also appreciate the “New Vision Telephone Pioneers Organization” that provided new tennis shoes for every backpack child, 19 in all. Each child was called to a special room at the school to be given his/her shoes. We were told that many of the children asked if they really got to keep the box and special bag that had held the shoes. Just a reminder, most of us don’t even think once about keeping either. It is a wonderful thing to know that we are helping children to develop better minds, bodies and, hopefully, attitude because we help feed their physical hunger.
For the months of June, July and August, you are asked to continue your monetary gifts, as well as, cans of pasta with meat. Also, if you have extra strong tote bags, we would be happy to have those. The tote bags are used when a child forgets to return his/her backpack for the week and something durable is needed to hold the food for the coming week. Just put items on the back counter in the kitchen.
Again, THANK YOU, for supporting the Backpack Ministry this school year. Consider it a “job well done!” Students finish school on June 3, and for this school year backpacks finish on May 26. We will start delivering backpacks again in August.