by Joyce Mills
Interesting! As we were traveling just before Easter a large billboard was right along the highway. Big, Big letters said the same thing that you have heard over and over that 1 out of 5 children in this great country is hungry. In smaller letters that same billboard ‘s message was asking for help to feed the hungry. Isn’t it sad that wherever we go we can read the same message? The need is great and is the reason you are so very much appreciated when you help with this ministry.
To those who pick up the backpacks and deliver them back to the school, and those who are so faithful in packing them each week – YOU are such a blessing! These are not difficult jobs –it just takes a little time. Think how important any one of these three jobs is. We couldn’t have this Ministry if someone was not willing to do the job.
If you haven’t helped with this Ministry, give thought for a moment as to how you might help. Of course, there is always a need for any amount of money, the three jobs mentioned above, you could adopt and sponsor a child for $30. a month, you could meet the truck that delivers food from the food bank each month and bring it to the church,
Only you can determine what you can do. The need is obvious and we always welcome and feel grateful for any additional help.
It has been announced that school will continue until June 22 in Raleigh County. The good thing about the extra time is our students will continue to receive the extra food for weekends. We don’t have to worry about them having no food with this plan.
In closing, perhaps you should focus on what you can gain if you helped with any ministry in our church rather than on what you might lose. AND, finally…….”.whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…..And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:4-9
For the month of May, we need donations of cans of Chili with Beans . Just leave the cans on the back counter in the kitchen. Thanks, we appreciate your thoughtfulness!