March was a busy month for us and this week was iconic in several ways. We helped more households this month (285) than in any 4-Wednesday month to date, including 75 today. It’s easy, for me at least, to get caught up in the process and busyness of the day and week. But if I just have eyes to see. Lots of volunteers freely giving of their time, several doing double and triple duty, helping each other, serving, praying with clients. Our own Covenant PreSchool continuing to give food – 564 pounds this month. The community pitching in via an unexpected food drive by Curves at 183 and Oak Knoll – 600 pounds. Pastor Stella and Katie fellowshipping (is that a word?) with clients in our coffee shop. And Jane Nagase providing a very personal blessing to every client, in the form of a beautiful hand-crocheted butterfly pin with a bit of poetry and scripture. As we approach holy week, if I just have eyes to see, I can see The Holy working in all these wonderful people. Thank you Lord Jesus!
I’ll close tonight with the words accompanying the butterfly pin Jane gave me:
Just. . . Life
Just a caterpillar
. . .a warm cocoon
A lovely butterfly!
Just a seed
. . .a tiny acorn
A mighty oak!
Just you; Just me
. . .born again
Beauty, Strength, Eternal Life!
“For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” 1Pet1:23
Needs list, for persons wanting to donate food: canned fruit, cereal, milk
This week’s numbers:
# of volunteers: 17
# households served: 75
# individuals served: 223
# first-timers: 10
— We have a need on Tuesdays from about 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM to pick up food at Capital Area Food Bank. This job requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs and load these heavy items into a vehicle. You will be working with another awesome volunteer in this job.
— Recently, we’ve had more volunteers than needed on Wednesday evenings, so I now have a wait list.
To volunteer, donate, or for more information, please contact Carl Wilson at: firstname.lastname@example.org