Last summer Ladybug went to a youth conference where she was given a challenge – to feed 500 families Thanksgiving dinner through a combination of a food drive and a meal served to the poor of our community. She came home very excited – I nearly passed out. My faith wasn’t as strong as hers in that moment, all I could see were the obstacles.
But Ladybug was undaunted. In the last two months she has made countless phone calls, had numerous meetings, and enlisted the help of many people. Our family is committed to seeing this project through – if one of us is called to something big, we’re all called to help.
The food drive is in full swing with boxes in businesses, churches, and a competition going between rival high schools. Now she is focusing her energy on the community meal where she hopes to provide Thanksgiving dinner to 250 people. She is raising funds for the food, venue, decorations to make it lovely, and even crafts for the kids.
If you would like to help, you can make a secure donation to her cause at Share Thanksgiving. If you live near, how about baking a pie or two (or five)? Or join us as we peel piles of potatoes.
Read about Share Thanksgiving in her own words.
After school, I drive home, grab a snack, and pull out my iPod. Scrolling through, I munch away. That night, we sit down to a wonderful, steaming meal. I have enough.
But there are many families who don’t have what they need. Last year 49 million people went hungry; 16 million of them were children. Instead of sitting around, drooping our heads at statistics, we need to be doing something. We need to love the widow, the orphan, the lonely, the broken. And we can start today.
Last summer, I went to camp and was challenged to feed 500 families this Thanksgiving by organizing a food drive and a Thanksgiving meal. I want you to join my team.
To have the opportunity to love and serve others is a gift. It’s exciting to make an immeasurable difference in someone’s life! I hope that you’ll join me in this riveting, breathtaking adventure to feed the hungry.
You can help me feed 500 families this Thanksgiving by donating here. Thank you.
We are also thankful for prayer – the details involved in pulling this off are rather astounding. I’m thankful that we serve an amazing God.
Have a great Wednesday, friends.
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