Saturday is a big day up in this little town (1,300 people in town and only 5,000 in the whole county)! A Feed My Starving Children semi is rolling into town on Friday and 500 (that’s almost half the entire town, folks!) volunteers are meeting at our community center on Saturday to pack meals! Through a community wide effort sparked by the youth group, $21,000 has been raised in this tiny town to pay for 107,000 meals that will be bagged by the community here and then sent around the world (including to earthquake victims in Japan). If you’re the praying kind, would you pray with me?
Jesus, we thank you for this partnership between several denominations and community members of all different walks and worldviews. We thank you for the youth in this town and for their heart, for their energy, and their ability to dream big. It has been a joy to watch you do things that seem impractical and out of reach, to watch you use our messiness, moments of miscommunication, and anxiety to bring about something beautiful. Please bring unity on Saturday to this diverse group with diverse opinions and worldviews, please bring people together, build bridges, heal past hurts, and bring JOY to everyone looking to serve outside themselves. We pray that it would run smoothly, that high school students would be changed by their participation in this year long process, and above all that you would be glorified. Amen.
If you think of us on Saturday, say a prayer would you, please? Thank you 🙂