If each person does their part, if each person pursues their convictions, if each person lives with kindness and generosity, if each Christian not only believes in Jesus but follows the Way of Christ, can you imagine the difference we can make? We can do our part to change the world.
The gift of choice and Free Will can be a beautiful thing. This is the great privilege that we have as the image bearers of God…we can reflect the beauty of God through our lives. We can make choices to reflect His glory, honor, justice, and beauty.
Below is a brief story of a family at Quest doing their part to make a difference…starting with 29 jars of peanut butter.
So today is June 3rd, Hunger Awareness Day.
This year ethan, momma and dada collected items for FamilyWorks food bank. FamilyWorks is one of our neighbourhood food banks.
We collected 155 jars of baby food, 29 jars of peanut butter, 11 packs of rice cereal, 70+/- diapers, plus some other great items (including adult breakfast cereal).
Thank you to everyone who contributed!
These items, modest amount though they are, will be used really well. Think about it: if a living family next door to you or a child beside you on the bus was hungry, wouldn’t you want to do something about it? It’s the same way with local community food collection. Every meal is someone’s meal.
Some statistics you may not have read before: Nearly 45% of individuals that use a food bank, meal program, or shelter in Western Washington have some form of post-secondary education. Only 15% are homeless. 37% of the hungry people served are children. 60,000 people in the city of Seattle rely on food banks for basic needs. With increases in gas and food, the need is just increasing.
If you didn’t have a chance to contribute this year, you can still donate to a local food bank at any time. If you want help figuring out the information for one local to you, just send me an email and I can send it right back to you.
emily, nathan & ethan