The theme of healing kept coming up last week: healing from sickness, stress, worry, and relationship strain. Be encouraged! You are dearly loved by God. Receive his healing touch, walk in his truth, and ask for help if you need it. We are always encouraged and honored as we pray for the shipments being sent out. Sending the food to partner ministries such as Feed The Children is a tangible sign of God’s love.
“Do not worry about your life … Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? … But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:25, 27, 33
Did you ever notice things work a little different around here? Instead of paying for all the staff and workers – we all volunteer. Rather than producing a product for sale – we give it all away. Somehow God has a way of blessing each volunteer, each shipment of food, and each receiving partner ministry. This week we have volunteers from Canada to Texas, and backpackers from Europe, Japan, and Brazil – all here helping. We prayed for a truck going to a partner ministry – and they are going to be able to bless a number of different locations where they are connected. God’s economy is rich and abundant.
“Count your many blessings, name them one by one, Count your many Blessings, see what God has done”. Remember the lyrics to the old hymn? When is the last time you tried to actually count the Blessings the Lord has put in your life? For me I am overwhelmed with gratitude before too much time has passed, and have to stop counting. Here are a few candid pictures of some of the staff here at Gleanings for the Hungry last week, and a Convoy of Hope truckload being sent out in prayer. Try counting your blessings as you enjoy these few photos.
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!