Sunday, June 15, 2014

Convoy of Hope

My sister, a  close friend and I just participated in "Convoy Of Hope" here in Kansas City.  Convoy of Hope is a faith based international humanitarian-relief organization  that takes a weekend in a city and ministers to the poor and homeless.  They come in with their convoy full of booths and merchandise to give away to the needy. They are based in Springfield, MO.

Even though we had a deluge of rain, the event went on and was really successful. We had 1100 volunteers from around the city, representing many churches.

Their services include health checkups, counseling, haircuts, gardening supplies, family portraits, fun games for the children, clothing and feet washing with brand new socks and new shoes.

I'm ready to be a blessing.

I worked in the Clothing Tent, and we treated the people as guests, they got a personal shopper to help them find what sizes they needed and they were allowed to take as many items as they wanted.

My girlfriend helping a little one with a pair of shoes.

My sister worked in the "Foot Washing Tent".

Shoes stores donated new shoes and socks.

As we helped the customers, we really treated them with respect and asked if we could pray with them about anything. Some wanted prayer and some did not--didn't matter.

Convoy of Hope partners with Harvesters and 35,000 lbs of food was given away.

Such a rewarding day, I came away feeling that the people touched me just as much as I helped them.

Linking with BLUE MONDAY



SmilingSally said...

Hi Ann,

What a good thing you did! I'm sure so many people were helped, and I feel certain that the glory was directed to God. This is love in action! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday!

Gerald (SK14) said...

rewarding in many ways

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What a wonderful organization! I especially like that the people are treated with respect and love -- it's so important to everyone to be treated with kindness. I'm sure you and all the volunteers were as blessed as those who came.

Anni said...

Amazing! All the work done by voluteers like you is so needed and much appreciated. What a great thing to do!

bettyl-NZ said...

What a wonderful thing to be a part of! I know many people were blessed.

Dina said...

Shalom Ann. I'm so impressed by the organized and dignified way this is done!
God bless you all in your dedicated work. As we say in Israel, Tizcu lamitsvot -- may you have the opportunity to do many more good and holy deeds.

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