02-19-09-giving-hearts

Union Baptist Church in Iva sponsored a Manna Distribution last Saturday through Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM).  More than 5,000 pounds of free food was given away at the town square to Starr/Iva area families in need.  Saturday of course was Valentine’s Day, so it was quite a nice surprise for the volunteers to find MANY heart shaped potatoes as they bagged them.   Becky and Theresa playfully display the heart shaped potatoes here, but they obviously have live, beating, GIVING hearts, as do ALL of the 50 or so volunteers who came out to help with this mission. 

For those of us who have been at many Manna Distribution Saturdays since we began this program, we had our first experience at working in the rain.  I was so touched by the actions of the volunteers.  You would never even know it was raining.  They carried on in their duties with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts.  I was especially touched by a gentleman who drove by, rolled down the window of his truck and handed out brand new unbrellas that he had gone and purchased.

Thank you to each and every one who came out to help the hurting on this rainy day!  Your service impacted the families that were helped that day, and they also impacted me.   afs

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