Monday, November 22, 2010

Giving Thanks:Giving Back

This is where it all taking the collections of food items to give.

Renee is listening and making sure she understands how she and her junior golfer Tadesse are suppose to sort the collected food items.

"Father in heaven, we thank you for your sufficient grace... "
 Missy, Jackie and Ms Z are discussing collection plans to make sure everything is done in order. These ladies like organization...they agree it's the key to success.
Wow...we have turkey and ham, among other things. I hope we have collected enough food to last the families "after " the Thanksgiving Holiday.

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us..."
(Romans 12:6, NIV)
Ms Z, Marcela, Renee and Missy are decorating the Thanksgiving baskets. The decorative turkey placed in the front of the basket makes the basket look great. These ladies are going all out...Thanks!
This is the second basket that Ms Z, Marcela, Missy and another junior golfer Jose are decorating.  Looking Good!!!!
What is Ms V. doing?...oh that's right...she is making sure we have some good stuff in the baskets.

It's time to fill the baskets up with our collected food items. Marcela, Ms Z and Jackie are really putting it all together.
The Thanksgiving baskets are stuffed and ready for their deliveries.

 Jackie, Missy, Conni and Fran added the finished touches to the baskets.  The baskets were topped with table clothes, decorative plates, napkins, holiday towels, porcelain mixing bowls, holiday spatulas and pumpkin salt & pepper shakers ... we wanted the baskets to have everything...not just food...things to decorate their table for the holiday.
This basket was delivered to an outreach ministry that helps women who were addicts and their children. We delivered the Thanksgiving basket and a truckload of clothes and coats to the church center. Missy, Marcela, Fran, Dr Marilyn and Connie are here with some of the church ministers and deacons.

On Wednesday before Thanksgiving we returned to help the outreach ministry give out clothes and coats to their community and church members in need.
It was a lot of fun and everyone felt the love from those who contributed the items.

A Prayer; Heavenly Father thank You for the gift of today.  We choose to focus on the blessings of each moment instead of allowing the little things to steal our joy. Keep us close to You always as we submit every area of our heart and mind to You. In Jesus' Name Amen.

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