Monday, August 1, 2016

Bountiful Blessings Rained Down on Our Sack Lunch Ministry!

Hello Out There! Bountiful Blessings rained down on our Sack Lunch Ministry last
week! We received hot dog buns and hamburger buns, bags of salad, dressing, lots
of huge cucumbers and cases of water! We were blessed with chicken strips and we
put them in the hot dog buns and served them like a hoagie! We also served salad and
cucumbers that day - everyone was so appreciative. We used the hamburger buns to
make sandwiches on another day. We also received cooked broccoli and other steamed
vegetables that we served  as a cold salad! Really great for these super hot days!
The cases of water started coming in on Wednesday morning. When we arrived there
wasn't any water - our faithful and dependable friend from Holy Angels Parish dropped
by with 3 cases of water and then a wonderful lady who used to help us out showed up
with another case of water and a bunch of plastic sacks for us! Another couple who helps
out every other Monday stopped by and left four cases of water and then one of my
husband's friends and his son dropped by with two cases of water. Then more water
started being delivered and we found out that a very thoughtful lady asked people to
donate water to us as a birthday gift for her!  Isn't that awesome?
What a generous gesture! We have enough water for at least two weeks now!
We walked in Tuesday afternoon and found grocery bags full of canned goods,
peanut butter, jelly, crackers, soups, etc. that was donated by an anonymous angel for
our food pantry. The food pantry is for those who are having trouble making ends
meet and need help with groceries for their family. Two of our sack lunch volunteers
worked diligently organizing the pantry so that everything would fit. The week before
we were down to green beans, corn and tomato sauce and now our pantry is stocked
full with a variety of food to help those in need!


We are all so excited and we gave praise and thanksgiving to God for blessing this ministry
by touching people's hearts to reach out! When we all work together it is amazing what we
can accomplish and what we can do to care of each other. I have to go and run some errands
but I wanted to share our joyful news. I think the following scripture describes last week.

Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?

1Corinthians 5:6

When we all give a little we can accomplish so much!
Dear God, thank you for blessing our ministry with the bountiful gifts from all!

Bye for now, Sharla

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