On this Tuesday night, we assembled hygiene kits for the Church of the Reconciler here in town. The folks at the Church of the Reconciler are the same folks who ate our PB&J's. The congregation at Church of the Reconciler is made up of many who don't have homes. . . nor do they have toothpaste and soap and deodorant. . . and I take it for granted.
Some people say that they never use their dining room or their dining room table. We use ours all the time!! When we bought our house, one of my non-negotiables was a large dining room. Who knew that 20 years later, we would be hosting this group every week?
I was trying to get a picture of "helping hands."
Here is a picture of the group at the end of the evening with their boxes full of supplies. Our group is continually growing in many ways. This last week for our study of 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22, we had 25 folks (counting Mark and me!). For dinner, I can seat 14 at the dining room table and 8 at the kitchen table so we had some folks eating in the family room this week (which is great!!) We can cram everyone into the family room for the study.
At the end of the study this last week, I challenged the group to think on the things for which they are thankful - not to dwell on the things they don't have. I am very thankful for this group of young adults and for the joy of working with them each week!!