We definitely had a "loaves and fishes" experience serving Kids Bible Club, this evening. A few weeks ago, Marie, the KBC director, sent us child and participant counts, so we could plan for the proper number of people to serve. Since we wanted to be sure that we had enough food, Susan asked her to be sure that her counts were a little on the high side of normal attendance. At one point, this evening, the K-1st grade class needed 16 more sandwiches, but we only had 8 left after … [Read more...] about Loaves and Fishes (well BBQ samidges, any way….)
I had a conversation yesterday with and old friend who wants to volunteer for one of our events but there was a catch...she wants to bring her young kids with her. I'll admit my first reaction was "Oh dear, that will add way too much chaos to the mix." My doubts were not about her family's ability to do assigned tasks, my doubts were in my own abilities to feed a group of 200 kids while directing others with small children to get the job done. So I was left asking myself, "Am I up to that … [Read more...] about Who Makes a Good Volunteer?
At 4:30 yesterday afternoon my phone started ringing. It was raining in Canton, one person said “It was like a typhoon!” Everyone wanted to know, what our reschedule date was. To their great surprise, there wasn’t one, because we were not going to cancel. Our foods were cooked, ice already purchased, and as far as I was concerned, we were 100% committed regardless of the weather. I kind of chuckled because each of those conversations ended the same way, with a doubtful … [Read more...] about Ninety Percent of Ministry is Just Showing Up!
We’ve spent the better part of this last week scrubbing, polishing, painting, fixing, and labeling the Forever Fed Truck for use at our first outreach on August 13th. During the entire process I’ve been amazed by God’s hand in all things accomplished so far. However I am also reminded, every time I look at this truck, how we almost missed this blessing! We had dreams and visions of what we thought God should do for our community and they certainly did not look like a box … [Read more...] about We almost missed it!
With our first event quickly approaching, it's crunch time on ready the Forever Fed Truck ready for its maiden voyage. Kelley Fleet Services donated our 14 foot Box Truck in May, 2010. Susan and Bob flew to Ft. Lauderdale, picked up the truck, and drove it home to Woodstock, GA (Suburb of Atlanta) in one day! Home never looked quite so sweet after 13 hours on the road in the cab of a box truck!Sanding/caulking floor to prep for new vinyl flooring...One worker, three supervisors!Andy sanding … [Read more...] about Getting The Truck Ready
Our pastor (Jamey Prickett) suggested that we needed a "swift kick in the butt" to get started, so we have lined up two opportunities where we could provide support. The first will be this Friday 8-13 (gulp!) at the Seventh Day Adventist church in Canton. We are working feverously to get ready. In addition to getting the menu and food arranged, we are getting our Forever Fed mobile ready for its maiden voyage. The second event will be at the Serve Kid’s Bible Club where we will serve … [Read more...] about And we are off…