Exponential Blessings

Each week we have had more and more guests – and volunteers! We aren’t about the numbers, but it is interesting to see how the word has spread by what we believe to be word-of-mouth:

May 25th – 2 families
June 1st – 4 families
June 8th – 8 families
June 15th – 10 families
June 22nd – 12 families
June 29th – 16 families
July 6th – 22 families

I guess families only show up in even numbers 🙂 When you calculate how many live in each of these households, this past Tuesday over 100 people were fed!

We have also had a regular corp of volunteers as well, which is very encouraging and a much needed blessing. One family has helped to organize the canned food and prepare the fresh fruits and vegetables and another family has come and helped translate (over 90% of the guests at the JFP have been Spanish speakers).

One very encouraging note: as many of you know, our heart is more than distributing food, we really desire that the entire neighborhood comes together to share and commune — a beloved community of disciples loving God and each other. We have had many folks who have come to get food sign up to volunteer as well. In the end, we want folks to look at all of this and see that we did it together, it wasn’t anything that the Coulombes did, but rather, something God did through a community, ultimately pulling back the veil and showing us His Kingdom all around us. Co-workers – rich, poor, farmworkers, teachers, pastors, Hispanic, Anglos – all working to advance His Kingdom!

We are beginning to run low on a few items, check our regularly updated list on the right hand column for an idea of what is needed.

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2 Responses

  1. Love hearin’ about all the kingdom business gettin’ done!!!!

  2. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! YOU FAITHFUL SERVANTS OF THE LORD! MAY HE FILL YOUR SHELVES TO OVERFLOWING, AND THE PEOPLE’S HEARTS WITH THE JOY OF THE LORD FOR WHAT HE IS OFFERING THEM WITH THE FOOD FOR THEIR STOMACHS. BUT MOST OF ALL THE SPRITUAL FOOD FROM HIS WORD, WHICH BRINGS TRUE SATISFACTION TO THEIR HUNGRY SOULS. JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE. PRAYING AND HOPING ONE DAY TO JOIN YOU THERE.. LOVE TO ALL! CJL

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