Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Packaging 69,400 Meals for Haiti
I still can't figure it out.
We did the math countless times. We took the average pace of a packing station, we looked at how many volunteers had signed up, and it should have taken us... all day.
Instead, we were taping up the last box of food before our contemporary worship service let out. It's a God thing: we packaged 69,400 meals which we're sending down to an orphanage in Haiti. Then, later this year, we'll send a missions team to Haiti to spend time with these orphans and share the love of Christ.
It was one of those mornings when each of us knew, for a fact, that we were making a real difference. These orphans had been rescued off the streets and were desperate for food. Missionaries responded to that need. And now we are one of the churches who supports the missionaries. Praise God for that chain of compassion -- for every volunteer who responds faithfully to God's call.
Already the missions committee is gearing up for our next focus (local needs), praying to be aligned with God's desire for the upcoming season.
What kind of charity gets you excited?
Have you taken part in the ice bucket challenge, or what was the last fundraiser you were a part of?
In your opinion, what are the best aspects of charity and what are the biggest challenges?