by Joyce Mills
Mark Twain once said, “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Did you know it takes twenty-six muscles to smile and sixty-two to frown? So what are you waiting for? Always be smiling! Especially smile when you hear stories like the following:
In life, real joy is not in the possession of things, it is found in a thankful heart. My heart was full of joy the other day when I heard Helen Greene telling this story. As most of you know, Helen has wonderful passion for the Backpack Ministry. She and Mary spend hours shopping for the best buy in food for the backpack kids and keeping the shelves full of kid friendly food. As Helen was helping with the Chonda Pierce Concert she was walking through Fellowship Hall and noticed some very fine tote bags on a vendor’s table. Katie and Lindsay were in charge of the Spirit FM table and Helen asked if she could have some tote bags for the backpack kids who sometimes forget their backpack. Katie and Lindsay became very interested in hearing about the backpack program and Helen took them to the pantry where all the supplies and food are kept. They were very impressed with what they saw and heard. Of course, they gave Helen all the totes they had left, as well as pencils, bracelets, stickers and suckers to go in the backpacks.
A few days after the concert a box arrived for Helen at the church. Katie and Lindsay had sent 24 more nice totes and goodies for the kids. There was also a very special note to Helen.
Hi Helen, We are touched by your heart and wanted to help too. Hope this will help!
Keep Shining for Jesus! Katie and Lindsay
Helen is such a fine example of having a happy heart! She not only has compassion for our Backpack program, she shares it with whoever will listen. Because she shares how her heat is feeling, an organization to which she belongs “New Vision Pioneers” gave the Backpack Ministry $300 to buy tennis shoes for the backpack kids. What a great joy we have in our hearts!
Boxes of macaroni and cheese is the food donation for April. Just put it on the back counter in the kitchen. Thanks and HAPPY EASTER!