With 1,542,888 servings of soup packed, this week’s volunteers more than doubled last week’s soup production! Praise Jesus!
“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10
We have many people to thank for giving their time to serve the Lord here this week, including volunteers from Joyful Christian Community Church (Monrovia, CA), Bridgeway Christian Church (Granite Bay, CA), Country Cowboy Church (Sonora, CA), backpackers, and faithful Mission Builders. God bless each one of you.
A group from UC Davis called Davis Christian Fellowship arrived Tuesday, and you could feel the energy and enthusiasm from these college students who chose to serve at various missions organizations during spring break. They were more than ready to jump right in. Thank you!
You know when someone works so hard that they seem to be everywhere at once? That’s Peggy. Her sweet spirit and endless energy continually bless everyone around her. She is 74 years old, with 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. When the people in the RV next to her told her about Gleanings, seven years ago in Yosemite, she decided to check it out, and she has returned many times since.
If you watch her for just a day, you will see that Peggy has the gift of seeing something that needs to be done and doing it with excellence. She serves in the kitchen at Gleanings with all her heart, working quickly and efficiently. “I don’t feel old,” she says. “I have two good hands, and I’m going to use them.”
Peggy loves to travel, and she knows God has called her to travel in her RV at this time in her life. “I don’t make any plans,” she says. “I’ve learned that if I make a plan, God’s got the eraser.” She has been listening to the Lord and obeying, going wherever he leads.
Mission Builders International RV Associates is a YWAM group that travels from one base to another in RVs, helping out as needed, and Peggy just joined this group of Mission Builders. Their motto is “Don’t Retire, Refire,” which is exactly what Peggy is doing. Wherever she goes, she will bring a bright smile and a great attitude as she serves.
PRAYERS FOR FOOD EN ROUTE
Three trucks with a total of 2,615,000 servings of soup and many pallets of dried fruit and quilts went out this week; two are headed to Haiti and one to South Africa. In the shipments to Haiti, Gleanings is sending concrete mixers, generators, other hardware, and computers to Mission of Grace Orphanage and The Church of Bible Understanding.
These trucks and supplies have been covered in prayer! Please continue to pray for the transportation and transitions to run smoothly, and for the people who will receive the food and supplies. Praise God for his wonderful work.
How amazing and encouraging is it to hear prayers go up to the Lord in all different languages? As we prayed for the 3 trucks that went out this week, we heard many prayers in Korean; there were 20 Korean volunteers here this week. We praise God for the beautiful diversity of his faithful ones!
GOD’S BEAUTIFUL CREATION
Spring is certainly making its appearance in between the March showers. We had many dragonflies emerging from nymph stage near the water source on base, which was great entertainment for everyone here, and a visual reminder of God’s perfect design for his creation.
“Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.” Psalm 96:13
Thank you so much for your prayers and support of the Gleanings for the Hungry ministry.