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“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:36

Nine years ago, God gave Wes and Judy Wick a vision for people in the second half of their life. That vision is now a ministry called YES (Young Enough to Serve). Their motto: “Make life’s second half count”; and here they are, once again, at Gleanings for the Hungry doing just that! One of them shared why, “I love knowing that something I do is going to help another”.

As we anticipated the return of our directors, Fritz and Cindy Meier, with the Haiti team, I wondered what their hearts would have to share after ten days in an impoverished country. Fritz’s message to us on Wednesday morning was about “the joy of giving”. Have you ever noticed that God’s kingdom principles are upside down? And what brings us joy and blessings is not getting, but giving?

Looking around here at Gleanings I see That this is bigger than just the soup we make; all over the base people are giving what they can: their time, skills, resources, friendship, and sometimes just a listening ear, all unto the one who gave it all for us.