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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Overwhelming Response

Thanks to all of you who have donated school supplies and underwear for the local elementary school!  Today I delivered a part of these donations as they were taking up so much space in my office!  The school secretary was overwhelmed with what I brought in and could not believe the stories I shared with her as donations came from so many different places.

She told me that this surplus was going to give them enough supplies to last them for some time to come and suggested we take the remaining supplies and use them to bless other schools in the area who are also in need!

Thanks to everyone who donated to this ministry!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Generous Giving

We are not even halfway through our collection of school supplies and underwear for our local elementary school and have to pause to remark on the incredible generosity of our church members and our community at large to this response.  We have received donations from as far away as California and Detroit.  The response has already exceeded our expectations and we have several weeks of collecting still to go!

Just this past weekend we attended a meeting that considered the generous nature of God.  We talked about all the blessings God bestows upon us as human beings, and specifically the blessings of living in this nation where our standard of living is indeed high. 

If God made human beings in the image of the Divine, and if we believe that God is a generous God- full of grace and blessings, then does it make sense that we too can be a generous people?  In fact, when we do give we come a little closer to that Divine image.  It will be exciting to see how this generous God will be represented when we finally deliver all of the supplies that will be collected. 

Imagine what could happen if we became this generous in other areas of our life...how different would our own world, and the world of others, be changed?