Sunday, June 7, 2009

The World is Thirsty and Hungry, part 3

I just returned from our Celebration where we did the Food Assembly with Children of the Nations.

We assembled 8,000 meals in just 45 minutes, and the people that helped to make it happen ranged in age from 3 years to 83 years old.

It just made my heart soar with joy as I looked around the room and saw everyone happily working hard either putting lentils, rice, spice or chicken spice into the funnel, or running them to the sealer, assmbling boxes or throwing the bags into boxes!

But, the best part of the night is when we looked at our goal for assembling 40,000 meals by the end of the summer, we already have 38,000 committed to be paid for and filled. This is the way to multiply our efforts and to include so many more people than were able to participate tonight.

Fraser was the man who came from Children of the Nations and put the food assembly together. He was thrilled with our energy and the way that everyone came together to fulfill our missio! He kept saying, "This seems like a really fun church!"

I am so grateful to be part of a community that cares about our next door neighbors as well as our global neighbors around the world.

If you are interested in doing a food assembly, let me know and you will kick us over our goal of 40,000 meals.

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