Thursday, November 27, 2008


A family struggling through the holidays with a father with a broken arm
A prayer offered for a grieving mother and wife trusting God to give her comfort
A Spanish-speaking family almost left off the list
Numerous young children, racing out for hugs or staring at the strangers from living rooms smelling of smoke

11 turkeys, 11 boxes of canned goods in the truck at 8:30am
This morning Josh and I joined hundreds of volunteers to help Mission Arlington deliver 20,000 meals for Thanksgiving to needy families in the area. We joined 2 other families and went to two apartment complexes with a woman who has led bible studies with Mission Arlington in these complexes for 20 years.
We delivered a turkey and box of canned goods to families signed up with Mission Arlington.

Thankful for the opportunity to be hands and feet.

Thankful for the chance to touch a life with a sincere "Happy Thanksgiving" and food to meet a need. Thankful for the chance to pray with a woman who has found God to be her comfort in the midst of pain. Thankful to be able to bridge a language gap to make sure another family had food.

Thankful to join with an organization that is feeding the poor and proclaiming the Gospel.

Last year we hosted Thanksgiving for both our families, everyone here together. It was a wonderful time and a blessing to have our families here with us. This year we were able to be a part of our community before we move. We have so much to be thankful for.

Thankful for family. Thankful for friends. Thankful for life and new life. Thankful for love to give because He first loved us.

1 comment:

Shell & Mike said...


You and Josh are both awesome people. I am just amazed at how much the two of you are always willing to lend a hand.Both of you are such a blessing for sooooooo many people. Thank you for sharing.