Thursday, July 17, 2008

Who Cares About The Crummy 13%?

This is probably a crummy way to introduce today’s post so I hope you don’t toast me for it. All my other ideas seemed half baked. I knew we kneaded something to increase our appetite for serving the less fortunate and this was fresh out of the oven. So crusty as it may seem, I’m going to serve it anyway. Hoping that you, like my friend Nestor, will do something about the 13% of Ohioans who cannot afford to buy bread.

Psalm 37:25 says, "I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." My friend Nestor believes this verse. And God is using him to see that it is fulfilled.

He went to Panera Bread, brought me a piece of paper I signed representing our church, and now he is giving away free bread to those who can't afford to buy it. Much of it is available to be picked up on Fridays from 7-9am at the church. Some folks at church are going to add some of their own freshly baked bread to the distribution pile. And what's left over will be hand delivered by Nestor and friends to those who cannot drive to the church to pick it up. What a great ordinary outreach. WTG Nestor!!! Special thanks to Lee Vendon for that punny intro [click pic for more!!!]


dlsecase said...

WTG!!!!! NESTOR!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We need more of this!

Anonymous said...

I thought that was what Ellen White said. "There was alot of religion in a loaf of bread."

Monte Sahlin said...

This has to be one of the most creative appeals on behalf of the hungry that I've seen in a long time! Keep up the good work!!