In her new book, Kisses From Katie, Katie Davis talks about those who go hungry where she lives, in the country of Uganda. She also shares how the organization she started now feeds 1,600 children Monday through Friday every week.
You might be thinking, “That’s great because of course Uganda needs that sort of help, but we’re not in Uganda, we’re here in Franklin, TN, in the United States of America”. And that is true; however, we’re here, in Franklin, TN, in the United States of America for a reason.
Thinking about 1,600 hungry children can be overwhelming, but like Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”. Certainly we can do that. Our sermon series we just finished here at Rolling Hills was called “Just Love”, and in an attempt to understand what it means to just love, many of us might be wondering how we can practically and physically show love. Fortunately, the opportunities aren’t too hard to find.
Until November 20, you have the opportunity to “Share Your Shelf”. If you come to the Warehouse at any time between now and the 20th, you will find paper bags by all the entrances. On the bags there are lists of things that are needed, and I feel certain that if we check our pantries, we’ll find that there are lots of things we could live without—things we can share.
We might not be in Uganda, but needs and hurts are not confined by geographical boundaries. There are hungry people here in our own community; there are families struggling financially, families who have trouble providing food for their children, families who need us to just love. Don’t miss this opportunity! Let’s grab a grocery bag and just love people by filling it with a small portion of what we’ve been blessed with.
Posted in Local Missions, Missions, UncategorizedTags: Community, Food, Giving | by Jason Hale No Comments