Wednesday, December 9, 2009

birthday wish fulfilled - hope on skid row pt 2.

it's nearly impossible to describe how i felt this weekend. my birthday wish was fulfilled in ways above & beyond what i had "originally" planned out in my head. we have done this a couple of times before...but this year we tripled the amount of food & supplies, the volunteers & the recipients of all the blessings. and to think i had only wished to "double it" ;) we were able to raise about $1050.00 to buy ALL the supplies & feed everyone who volunteered too. we were able to make 250+ food (ham sandwiches, granola bars, juice, apple, famous amos, chips, chocolate) and 120 care packets. Plus Roy & Veronica's smallgroup made 100 food & care packets from their own smallgroup as well. =]

soooo many people gave, prayed, volunteered. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!! to all of you who did, i say THANK YOU.

words cannot express the joy i felt to see my wish come to pass. they say pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are about 20,000 words in picture form to show you the outpour of the love & generosity that you guys gave & showed to make my birthday wish come true.

i am overwhelmed. THANK YOU for being an extension of God's love here on earth, by showing the less fortunate that there are people who care for them & that they have something to be hopeful for.

Happy Birthday to ME =] thank you Jesus for another year!

@ Costco buying all these food! thanks alfred for helping me!

Christian, Kubie, Rolo, Me, Bobbie, Rosie, Raquel packing food @ 2:00 AM

my sister Kubie wrapping the care packets @ 2:00 AM

my brother & sister laying hands & praying for someone

THIS is CHURCH in ACTION.... just the way Jesus did! =]

thank you once again. let's do this again real soon!

For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God. As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. 2cor9:10-13

This is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help. Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind. Isa 58:6-8