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Fall is a time of changes!

We loved having a team from Stockton here this week. It’s like a family reunion. It’s been so great to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, over scoops of soup and garlic powder.

There are changes in the soup plant this season as Henrijs has taken over and is overseeing the work there. This week he calculated we made over 1,000,600 servings of soup.

The quilt room also reopened this week and they made about 37 quilts. We began the project of installing an overhead roof from the warehouse to the fumigation tunnels. We updated our landscaping by replacing Summer plants for Fall plants.  It’s been awesome to have Vicki and Bill back in the kitchen, and a blessing to have a crew from Teen Challenge caring for our lawns.

This team is very friendly and family oriented, so in the evenings by their initiative, there has been root beer floats and games for all ages. What a blessing for our community.

The theme of the ‘Body of Christ’ came up many times in Friday sharing time. People were encouraged to see and recognize that every job be it little or big matters. It’s like a puzzle, you can’t finish it if a piece is missing. This week people were filling the pieces by coming and serving alongside us.

We are encouraged how this season has started and are looking forward to what is yet to come.