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Feeding Children International – Make A Difference Day

What a day…. where do I begin? A year ago when it was just a blip on our radar screen and we thought the cost too high for us to do anything with? Or March of this year when we tossed it around again and let it go….

I believe it really began to become a reality for us when Honduras hit a food emergency in areas where people were dying of starvation. This was no longer a “maybe” situation, it was a mission that we felt directly from God.

And it truly was. The right connections fell into place, doors opened wide… people came forward from other states offering their insight and their assistance in making this happen. Planning the day to coincide with our raking day was a good thought, and only later did we realize we had also planned this event on the National Make A Difference Day. Wow… this became so big we knew there was no way this was us making this happen – this was all God.

Today the truck arrived at 9 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. we started bagging the food. We believed that today we could bag 20,000 if God provided many hands and funds to make this happen. He did. About 200 people from TJN, and from our community joined forces for a greater cause. It was an incredible sight to see. People mixing ingredients, bagging food, weighing food, sealing the bags, boxing the bags, placing the boxes on carts that were hauled outside and palletized… and loaded back on the truck.

At 3:00 p.m. the dust began to clear and this great team of people continued to serve God by assisting in the clean up. When all was said and done, 50, 112 bags were filled.

50, 112. Could you just cry?

The power of God was upon us today. You could feel it. The day was beautiful for this event as well as the raking. The community pulled together, called to this great cause. Called through prayer, called through that tug on their heart that said, “Go… Do this for Me…”

Changing the world in His name. I am in awe.


October 27, 2007 - Posted by | TJN kibbles and bits


  1. Wow.

    I don’t know what else to say and I don’t want to keep writing it over and over and over again like an 8th grade girl using bubble letters and too many exclamation points.


    Comment by bigmikey | October 27, 2007

  2. I wanted to be here so bad to participate in this wonderful event but a last minute thing sent me off to Fargo. Burrr.
    You have a wonderful Blog Sheila

    Comment by Deb | October 28, 2007

  3. This is soooo cool! I wish so bad I could have been there. As Amy highjacked my truck to haul around the youth group, I was grounded at home but made her promise to bag some food for me. Next year I’m coming no matter what. Thanks for the neat pictures, Sheila! They help those of us who couldn’t be there see what a great job you all did. It was definitely a God thing!

    Comment by Karen L. | October 29, 2007

  4. Wow… God is so good.

    Comment by Amy (Dandelion Seeds) | October 30, 2007

  5. the event blew me away…thanks for recording it.

    Comment by Mark Bjorlo | October 30, 2007

  6. […] Here is the link to us bagging the food in October:  Feed The Children Blog […]

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