There's no better way to start a new week than with a fresh voice from one of our volunteers. This blog entry is from Heather Garren, one of our dedicated Kid's Bible Club servers. Thank you Heather! *** January 31st, 2011 God has given me a heart for ministering to people by meeting them at the point of their most basic human needs: water, food, clothing, etc. Volunteering with Forever Fed has given me the opportunity to serve God by serving others and pursue the passion I believe … [Read more...] about Forever Fed from the Eyes of a Volunteer!
Archives for January 2011
Last Spring I was fortunate enough to take a trip with my daughter, one of my sisters, and my Mom to California coast. We rented a car and took a week to drive up hwy one, hitting all of the touristy places like Santa Barbara, Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, etc. It truly was a once in a lifetime trip. During that trip I was obsessed with trees and took many pictures trying to get just the right majestic view of a tree. I quickly discovered … [Read more...] about Being the Tree
In the last month the Cherokee Tribune Newspaper and The Cherokee Ledger-News have brought much attention to the homeless camps in Canton. It all started when the Mayor visited one of the homeless camps and had his eyes opened. Education and awareness are good things. As a result, organizations have come together to facilitate the opening of an emergency shelter. Canton’s emergency shelter will be a place for individuals to come out of the cold and be safe during cold snaps and will … [Read more...] about The Road Paved With Good Intentions…
Dear Readers, This Blog entry is from a very dear friend of mine, Ginger Klingler, who has worked along side Forever Fed since we started in August 2010. Ginger serves each month at the Kid's Bible Club outreach and she graciously volunteered to share her perspective of volunteering. Happy Faces at Kid's Bible Club Happy faces greet me when once a month I volunteer with Forever Fed to serve a meal to 4th and 5th grade boys at a weekly Bible Club. Their laughter and enthusiasm are … [Read more...] about Happy Faces at Kid’s Bible Club
We had a bunch of volunteers at our Block Party Event tonight in Canton. Several congregations came together to serve the Canton community and it's just so very encouraging to see denominational walls being torn down. Thank you to each and every volunteer and Church that worked together towards a common goal. We served 150+ meals tonight!!! Since we had so many volunteers I got to sit and chat with some of our guests, two of which were homeless men. I was honored that they trusted us enough to … [Read more...] about The Prayer
One of the curious things in Kenya, Africa I discovered during a recent mission trip was that nearly every wall of every building was considered "valuable visual display space". In Kenya the walls of buildings are used for advertising and delivering messages...no space is left unused. We saw schools with lessons painted on the walls both inside and out as well as business names and advertisements on every surface. All together it made for a very colorful and interesting country to … [Read more...] about The Writing on the Wall
I am an early riser and I utilize my morning time for many things, one of which is perusing Face Book for recent posts and updates. Yes Face Book can be a huge time waster but it is also a great way to stay in contact with what is happening in the lives of your friends. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) This morning I was greeted with a precious gift from a long time friend Barb Sherer. Barb is a photographer and often posts her artwork on Facebook. Barb’s post … [Read more...] about A Precious Gift