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First off, here’s a shout out to all of our volunteers! Not only from this week, but everyone who has made Gleanings possible!

Also, we are so grateful to all of our donors! Among other donations, we received a shipment of raisins on Tuesday. The raisins are enjoyed and appreciated as a healthy meal whenever we send them out.

Sometimes we get an extra-special treat on Thursday night’s love feast; while every love feast is special, there is the occasional variation of events. This week, staff kid Kaleigh Lawrence and eight of her fellow choir members entertained us with a short selection of their songs. Their strong harmonies engaged everyone and earned them a standing ovation in the end. We also had the pleasure of hearing our very own Abigail Grysban share her testimony in the format of a spoken word poem. Her rhythm and masterful wording brought us all to the edge of our seats as we listened to the ups and downs of her life, ending in a strong acclamation of God’s redeeming sacrifice and the relationship He desires with us all.

This morning the general production numbers were shared at chapel. 1.2 million servings of soup were bagged and packed, 3 1/2 stacks of trays in the wood shop were repaired, and 20 quilts were assembled. Wednesday we sent a truck out for South Africa with a million servings of soup.