Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blessings Coming and Going

This week here at Sager Brown was special. Oh they're all special because we get to meet the most wonderful people who come here to serve others and practice the faith they believe in so fervently. But this week was doubly special. We got to fill and ship a container with school and health kits going to Haiti. There were several boxes like this one from UNICEF - School In A Box Kit For 80 Students. Don't you just love that? School In a Box! :) And all of these boxes wrapped in cellophane were health kits. Each of these big boxes was packed with smaller boxes containing approximately 28 kits in each small box.
Each of the smaller boxes was loaded one at a time by a volunteer into this container. The temperature that day was in the upper nineties and inside that container it was excruciatingly hot. But young and old all of our volunteers got to put boxes in, putting their hands on the materials they had packed for people in need.


June 15, 9:00 a.m. a 20 foot container was filled with thousands and thousands of items that had been gathered from all over the United States, churches large and small sending what they could and praying over each piece.


This guy helped load those boxes. He'll probably kill me for showing this picture. :) But he was working so hard, sweat dripping off, and loving every minute. Knowing that you are truly helping people have a little better life fills your heart with joy.




And when it was loaded we all gathered in a circle with two people in the circle laying hands on the boxes and prayed for every person who would receive one of these kits. It was an incredible moment for us all.


This wasn't the first container filled here or the first container shipped and it won't be the last. Hundreds have gone before and hundreds will follow. But every single one is special. And every single person working here and receiving there has received a blessing not to be forgotten.

14 comments:

ColoradoBelle said...

I love that last picture and what it represents. Awesome,

Michelle said...

And God is smiling down on all of you, with tears rolling down his cheeks, from being so proud of each and every one of you to help His children in Haiti.
Be blessed!

Cornfield Quilter said...

God bless you all!!

Lori said...

What a blessing for you to be part of such a project. Isn't God great to provide us with opportunities such as this?

mjnauert said...

I am very proud of all of you! Big blessings.

Purple Pam said...

It is wonderful that you can participate in such a giving/receiving project. The last picture you shared with everyone in a circle holding hands in prayer is awesome. Thank you for being such awesome people. Blessings to all of you.

Purple Pam said...

P.S. I forgot to mention that your stitchery is great. Hope you found some vendors at the quilt show!

Linda said...

Your efforts are inspirational. And how perfect to wrap up all that hard work with prayer. Blessings on everyone involved in this project.

Grammy Staffy said...

How wonderful. Your love and service make me smile. I am thankful for good people like you in this world. Have another blessed week. Hugs, Lura

Jacquie said...

I think people sometimes forget how good it is to GIVE to others. We have become a "me first" society. What a blessing to be able to do what y'all are doing!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Your mission sounds so rewarding!!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, that is such a great thing for the group to do. It is good when we can help others out.

Jody Blue said...

It is so true that in the giving we are gifted beyond what we could have ever thought.

Rose Mary said...

A wonderful ministry~God Bless All Of You!