This week has been full of beautiful snap shots of God’s love for us. In many ways people would say this was a difficult week. There was limited batting to make quilts, we ran out of bags for soup, and we were unable to fumigate. The amazing thing about the culture here at Gleanings For The Hungry is that it is in these very moments when we realize the most favor from God, and feel His presence more closely. We had beautiful sunshine followed by wonderful rain – and back to sun again! We had wonderful times of prayer where lives were touched. Here are some photos, we hope you enjoy them!
Your generosity to Gleanings For The Hungry goes a long way, all the way around the world! We had the privilege to send out containers filled with Gleanings’ dry soup mix to 2 different partner ministries last week. They in turn will decide where to best distribute that soup. It really is amazing how a little can turn in to so much!
January is always a time of new beginnings as we mark the end of one calendar year, and the start of a new one. Somehow last year is old and gone, and the new has come. It’s like that with Jesus too. Even though the work that continues here looks familiar, we are experiencing new life in Jesus, and expecting great things this year. Here are some photos from the first few weeks of the new year. Enjoy!
Sending food to partner ministries is a big part of what we do, and is a fairly common occurrence. However, it is far from commonplace. The ministry of Gleanings for the Hungry of being a conduit of God’s Blessing is truly a joy. Take a moment to enjoy these special moments we shared this week, in sending out two separate loads. The first load was a semi truck going to the Sacramento, CA area to be distributed either in Ukraine or in Mexico by Second Harvest Ministries. The second load is a sea container going by sea from Long Beach CA to South Africa to be distributed by Container Ministries.
How sweet is the daylight, and how pleasant it is for someone’s eyes to behold the sunshine! Ecclesiastes 11:7
True to the “Joseph” anointing that has been a part of this ministry, we have been working on a major project to put grain silos in place, and incorporate them in to our soup making process. Al Gove has equipped these silos with fumigating capabilities, so we can fumigate ingredients such as rice or lentils that are being stored before they get into our soup mix. Al and team are working currently to add ingredients that are stored in the silos directly in to our mixer! Please pray for the continued success and progress of this and other projects around Gleanings that will increase our ability to produce quality, nutritious soup to help feed hungry people who need Jesus!