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.
We have landed on letter V this week on ABC WEDNESDAY.
My word is VARIANT. The definition of variant is a different or distinct version of something.
I have many flower containers in my gardens, they VARY in size and type but this new one I received is worth VIEWING.
My sweet neighbor Evette brought me a container filled with flowers a few weeks ago.
I think this is a perfect VARIANT on the typical flower pot. I am going to enjoy filling this log flower pot with annuals each spring and think of the kindness of others.
United is the word for U this week. United is defined as joined together for a common purpose or by common feelings. My Mom and her four girls had a wonderful trip last weekend.
Our purpose on this trip to enjoy each and every moment being united together.
Sister and Mom from Missouri, sisters from Kansas and sister from Indiana. One of my sisters made these great bags for us. Mom is carrying a bag that says "YES, I'm Nellie, our bags say Nellie's girls and our individual names. Yes they received many comments and compliments.