Saturday, January 3, 2009

Holidays madness

So…..the holidays had me out of blogging for awhile…….it was not a season of restful peace. But, it was a good one. Leading up to Christmas saw a flurry of activity in the ministry. Our Christmas basket project this year exploded into something huge. We adopted 23 families (over 105 people!!!!) Wow!!!!!! The need, pain and hunger I found this year literally broke my heart. I am still reeling from it and trying to figure it out. I can’t believe folks just around the corner are forced to live this way….but I do pray the food, and gifts we took were able to bring a few smiles and possibly shine a tiny bit of Jesus’ life into their worlds. Here are some pics from that. (Out of respect for the families, the pics are only of the assembling…not the deliveries)
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After 2 nights of assembling and delivering, we had the Children’s program at church I was leading. I recruited 2 amazing ladies this year who really put on a great evening! The family potluck and Santa visit was great too!
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Then on the 23rd, we had the W Main Youth Group Christmas Party. It was a really fun night. Thanks to the Winters for the use of their wonderful home.
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Here comes 2009!!!

2 comments:

Jenn C. said...

You gave my family a basket and it made my Mother cry. The only time I see Christians do anything is at Chrismas and it makes me really happy inside. Thank you very much.

Brian Pannell said...

Sorry this is so late...but Jennifer, I cannot stop thinking about your comment.

For one I am very glad we were able to make your mother happy. That is wonderful.

But I cannto get past your statement......."the only time I see Christians do anything is at Christmas"...
This BREAKS MY HEART. Thsi is not the call of Jesus, and I am sorry. I pray I can meet you one day.