Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Word Filled Wednesday
Please visit Amy's site today for wonderful illustrations of God's word.
But before you go I wanted to put in a plea for the Postal Carriers Food drive going on Saturday. This is an annual event all you have to do is leave canned food in or beside your mailbox and the post man will pick up.
Here's a couple of photo's of their logo's for this year.
I am grateful each Wednesday to be able to post Amy's wonderful illustration. I usually don't write anything because it is the day that I go to the local food bank to pick up food to distribute to the teenagers that I work with.
My ministry blog at
http://www.automissionmakeover.blogspot.com tells about our mission work.
Yesterday we went to the local teenage parole office and when we arrived a boy was just being unloaded out of a van. He was rather small for his age; we found out he is 18. This boy was handcuffed and had chains around his waist attaching the handcuffs. He had been picked up by local police because he was found out after teen curfew. When he was picked up they found out he is on parole so he spent the night in jail. This young boy was out after dark because he has no place to live. Once he was interviewed by the parole officer she began searching for a place for him to sleep. She asked us if we provided that type of resource and we had to say no. It broke our heart. She was working on arrangements for him to go to an aunts house today but he nowhere to sleep last night. I got an email when I got home and found out that they did find a shelter for him.
Each week we distribute 20 sacks of food to teenagers and their families. One family has a total of ten living in one house.
Last week when we went to the food bank to pick up our order we were not able to get vegetables. Again this week there were no vegetables. Usually we pick up hamburger helper. There was none this week. Only two extremely damaged cases of pasta salad.
The area food banks are suffering tremendously.
If you can donate a few cans you cannot imagine how much this can help. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. And please pray for not only the kids that I work with but please pray for all those kids out there that suffer.
I know for many of you it is hard to fathom that there are so many kids out there that have parents that either can't or won't take care of them. I mentor a girl that is 18. Both of her parents are in prison. Last August when I met her she did not believe that there is a God. She is still searching and she has come a long way. Sunday she went to church. Alone. This is a huge step. This happened because someone took the time to care about her.
This can also happen for the others out there. Sometimes it starts simply by providing them a sack of groceries.