Have you ever been a part of anything that was so big… it could not succeed unless God was in it?
I have just lived it.
For the second time, we had planned a Bagging Food For Honduras Event. A team of about 8 people really pulled together to put up posters, brochures, and spreading the word. Our goal was to have 400 people participate. Last fall, we had about 250.
Last week Wendy’s Restaurant in Brainerd offered to donate all the chili for the event. Chili for 400 people. Rolfing Distributing offered bottled water and pop.
And then Friday night it started to snow and we were in a snow storm warning – predicting 6 to 12 inches of snow. This late in April that was just unbelievable. As I drove in on slippery and snow covered roads to the Franklin Arts Center that morning the radio was announcing cancellation after cancellation. I prayed that this would not keep people away…
The event started at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and the people came in singles, couples, and groups…. before my eyes the gym filled with hands and hearts willing to help…. at final count I am told there were over 500 people throughout the day who participated in this event.
When the chili ran low… Wendy’s donated 3 large buckets more. Talking with Sarah Goodrow, she said many people who went through the line loaded their plates with several of the delectable desserts that were brought in, yet at the end of the event – there was still tempting desserts left… Loaves and fishes…
Take time to see Mark’s Blog and the great video he shot – click here
- Last Monday the Teen Challenge Silent Auction Team met for the first time as a group. It was so fun to meet all these wonderful people with the same goal in mind. We will meet now for the next 6 weeks on Mondays.
- Our Ladies night out event on Thursday was fun and we decorated 50 pots and then put plants in them in hopes of Spring! (Next month – Ladies BINGO…. yes, there is a difference)
- On Friday Al and I went to the movie 21. That was pretty good.
- Saturdays Food For Honduras Event was incredible! If you were there – you know. 130,000 meals were prepared to be shipped to Honduras.
- Saturday evening Al and I had an open house to attend and I learned how to “Race Minnows”. That was a blast!
- I completed two great fiction reads this past week. See reviews here.