Now before you start chuckling, let me just say, “I’m working on it” and I ask for a bit of grace here… God has NEVER, NOT come through. After all, this is HIS ministry! We always have “just enough” volunteers, food, supplies, you name it. But for some reason all I have to hear is that a group has cancelled, or might not be coming, or hasn’t heard of anyone who has signed up and I drop into “panic mode” – when the truth is, when it comes right down to it we generally have “more than enough”… Jehovah Jirrah – my God of “more than enough” – it’s ME that is the problem. (And isn’t that just the way it always is?)
Thank you to everyone who came yesterday, and to everyone who watched out for me to not do something to trigger additional back issues. Your prayers have helped tremendously, I am feeling much better today, not 100% but MUCH better. I appreciate each of you so much, not just for the time you give up to come and help feed the hungry, but also for the love you share with me and the encouragement you give me each week. There are days like yesterday when it’s hard to keep going. I am so very grateful for you each sharing your energy and strength with me and for the “staff” that work so hard each week to prepare everything so I can have a measure of peace.
Please be praying about our need for a fund raiser, we really cannot wait until next fall, but the time for a Spring one has crept up on us leaving us with little to no time to plan or execute with any measure of publicity possible. I’m new to this arena and unsure what is needed. If planning events and raising funds for special causes is your forte, please let me know. I’d like to create a small team of folks for whom this is their focus, to brainstorm and plan events. I’m sure there are MANY who would be willing helpers if they just did not have to be in the leadership roles, and I’m sure there are many who would like to lead and plan, but don’t have time for the day to day tasks…
Another thing to pray about is the newly formed “grants” team that will be meeting tomorrow night for training and strategy planning. Thank you in advance to those who are experienced and have agreed to come and share their knowledge, and thank you for the precious ones who have agreed to come and take on the task of helping us generate more grant submissions.
If you have any interest in helping us with any task outside of the weekly meal prep, please just let us know – we’d be thrilled to help you get plugged in to some additional capacity. We are trying to find ways to order our needed supplies without having to pay such horrific freight/shipping – any ideas on how we could reduce that? Perhaps someone could contact a few places and see if we can find anyone willing to cut us a deal since we’re a non-profit??? We like ordering from Webstuarant.com – they seem to have good prices…
Much to do – gotta run…. LOVE you all, thanks for all the prayers!!!!!!!
PS – did you see our new “donate” button on the website??? COOL who wants to be first to try it out?