Share the Love

February is the month of Love4373811197

As we look back at all of the “Love” shared in 2012, we have been so blessed to be able to help the less fortunate of Eastern Carver County.  In 2012 we have helped meet family needs over 5,900 times.

Our Gap Ministries and volunteers helped the families with items ranging from the Diaper Ministry to The Sonshine Ministry.  Just to show a few, we made 29 bunk beds last year, helped 431 families with cleaning supplies, 428 families received laundry and dish soap and Food to Fight Hunger distributed food to 285 families at Christmas and Easter.  The Linen Closet provided 236 families with blankets, sheets, towels, washcloths and pillows.  On one of our deliveries, a boy who received a pillow was so thrilled to have a “real” pillow that was his OWN.  He had never had one before.  That is how we help Share the Love.

With that being said, we could not have done it without all the volunteers from our partner churches serving so willingly.  They completed over 6,600 individual acts of service giving a total of over 8,300 hours of their time.  We are grateful to have so many volunteers willing to share their time and talent at Love in the Name of Christ.  Thank you!!!

Christ calls us to be his hands and feet.  To see Jesus in everyone we meet.  Our hope for 2013 is that we join together to continue helping our neighbors in need.  How do you Share the Love?

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10