bu Joyce Mills
It has been said that “Happiness is like jelly; you can’t spread even a little bit without getting some on yourself.” This is so true when you think of mission projects and especially the Backpack Ministry.
When we know there is a need and we help by giving time or money for that hungry child it makes us feel so good and even happy. Our initiative is to provide six nutritious meals each weekend of the school year for hungry children at Beckley Elementary School. We hear comments from the families that receive backpacks. The comment most often is something like “the backpack food helps us so much.” And, we have been told that children who receive the backpacks are seldom absent on Friday. This bit of information helps us understand that the filled backpack does make a difference.
Summer is a good time to help us stock up for the coming school year. Of course, we need money. If you gave $30 each month that would take care of one child. If you have a meal at a fast food place, the cost for your meal would feed a child for a weekend. No one likes to think that there are hungry children in our community.
A suggestion for you might be if you’re having a family picnic or a birthday party, etc., have everyone bring a 16 oz. plastic jar of peanut butter. Be creative! We have a big pantry for the Backpack Ministry.
Thanks for any contribution of food, money or time that you give to the Backpack Ministry. School will be starting in August and we always need people to help with this Ministry. Contact Helen Greene or Pastor Doc if you can help.
We’re stocking up on Peanut Butter for the next two months. The jar should be 16 or 18 oz. size and plastic. Just put your contribution in the church kitchen on the back counter and enjoy that happy feeling because you gave.