Williamsburg's Homeless & Indigent

P.O. Box 366, Lightfoot, VA 23090
Office: 757-561-3255
"Assisting people in re-gaining hope and a better way of life."

Saturday, September 18, 2004

2 Corinthians 9:6-7; 9-10 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

God worked a miracle this past Thursday! Even though we were short handed with volunteers, He gave us the energy to make it through the increase of people and their needs. My two best friends, Sheila Simon and Susan Cooke, were back for another day of service. One of our friends from church, Alicia Roark also joined the efforts and gave her day to do the work of the Lord. (She had a blast by the way, dancing and singing the way through.)

Our 5th Thursday, God brought 37 families (which was made up of a total of 135 people.) A total of 2550 lbs was distributed during the 2 hours (and 2 families the day after.) The breakdown of weight was: 1220 lbs of meat, 320 lbs of can goods, 250 lbs of Bread/Pasta/Cereal, 186.5 lbs of Milk/Soda, 78.5 lbs of Dried Beans, 1055 lbs of Pasta Sauce, 40 lbs of Misc (Crackers, Snacks, etc.) and 350 lbs of fresh Veggies & Fruits. Sister Sheila led the opening prayer and counseled with a needy person. This Thursday was AMAZING because instead of me asking people if they had a Bible or needed one, new people to the food ministry were saying "We hear you have Bibles! May I have one?" It seemed more people were waiting in line for God's Word than food at times!

I was so amazed at the Awesomeness at the end of the day, it truly strengthened my faith and ended with a good tears of joy in praise of God's work!

Praise God!


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