This story came in from Jerry Jernigan and Terry Lovelace:
The first Sunday in May, someone in our congregation donated a large (#10) can of green beans (there was much more . . . enough to fill the back of our unofficial church van). Anyway, when Jerry and I arrived at Samaritan Ministries and one of the cooks was helping to unload, he saw the beans and said, “This is an answer to a prayer!” He explained that they had looked for green beans to add to the food they were cooking for that day’s lunch and couldn’t find any.
Before we could get away that day, the cook came out to the recycle container and with a big smile showed the can of beans he had already emptied into the pot.
Our missions giving is very important. This Sunday is the First Sunday-bring a gift to share with someone in our neighborhood who is hungry. And bring your change and extra cash-all of the loose cash and change goes to our Hunger Fund.
Also pray for the Missions and Education Committees this Sunday, as they consider our Missions giving for the 2015 budget. There are some great organizations that we support with our missions giving.
I am grateful to serve with such a generous congregation. I love you, and I love being your pastor.