Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hands and Feet of Jesus

There are benefits to living in a small community,
a place where everybody knows your name.

The First Love Kids 
took a trip today
so we only fed a few.

We prepared enough soup
and sandwiches for 150 people.

There was so much going on that we 
fed only about 15-20.

This is Grady.
Grady used to work for my dad.
Daddy would give him work when he needed to eat. 
I was very happy that he stopped by.

These were a couple of the guys who stopped 
to shoot some hoops in the gym
and grab a bite. 

Today was "Bless the City" day
for the town that is only 3 miles down the road from us. 
It's the small railroad town where I grew up.

All of the churches came together 
to reach out to the community.

The park was full of children
with blow-up slides,
lots of food and games.
Food for EVERYONE!
No need for soup!

Relay for Life had several events going on.

One of our local girls was getting sponsors
as a participant in
the Augusta Dancing With the Stars
to benefit Alzheimer's Association.

There was a youth fundraiser today, 
a benefit food event for a needy family,
and a local auction/estate sale.

The town was busy with activity.
Maybe next time our soup kitchen will serve more.  
We sure do want to be a light to the community.

Jesus said, 
"When you do it unto the least of these, my brothers, 
you do it unto me."

May we always be the hands and feet of Jesus.


  1. I hope that the soup kitchen growa and thrives. It is kind of the "build it and they will come" sort of thing, I think. Blessings- How nice that you reached out to those people that needed it. xo Diana

  2. Food is such a wonderful outreach. Jesus did it with the loaves and fishes...we do it with soup and sandwiches.

    You have a caring community and how nice to be a part of that. We did that in our church in Hughson. The one we attend now, has some other projects that are good...but I think food "Talks Jesus".

    I just love those faces!!

  3. I'm surprised you're not back visiting with the new grandbaby. :) This has been a busy Saturday for lots of people. We rode in the Relay for Life to raise money for SE Cancer Unit here in Pierce County. I'm told we raised about $17,000! Wow. Anyway, y'all are doing very good work. I hope the community appreciates that. Have a wonderful evening. ~:)

  4. How good to serve with food; that is always appreciated by hungry people. Your churches have a great idea with Bless the City. My church will serve free pancake breakfast by the sea on Easter for all comers.

  5. Bonnie, this is scripture I hold very close to my heart. It in someway has become my compass for how to live life. Whether you fed 15 or 115, you served well. I hope you are having a good weekend. Bonnie

  6. I can't think of a better way to spend the day! Helping others:) Enjoy your Sunday dear friend, HUGS!

  7. Your area sure was busy yesterday! Feeding hungry folk is a wonderful thing, and how nice to see a familiar face. I'm sure he was happy to see you too!

  8. AWESOME!!!! I so loved this post..really speaks to my heart. We all work in our community soup kitchen, although we don't speak about it..maybe we ought too? Blessings

  9. This is a heart warming post, imagine sandwiches for 150-

  10. Love hearing from people doing great things in a community.

  11. This is such a beautiful outreach, dear Bonnie! What a precious testimony of our Lord and a blessing for you to be His servant :)

    Have a wonderful week - hugs!

  12. I'm sure the few who came to your soup kitchen were blessed and thankful for something good to eat.
    Mary Alice


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