God’s “Whirlwind”, that is exactly what the last 10 years have been like. Now understand, when our Lord creates a whirlwind when things fall they fall into place. There is no disarray, even though we may not at the time see just what God has done until He reveals it to us.
Ten years ago in October the Cristian Social Ministry kicked of its first food pantry distribution. The thrift sore was open and we all were so excited and “ready.” We had so many volunteers that we were running all over each other. (what a great problem to have) We served 17 families that day. The next Monday distribution we served 23 families. And thus it began. Now we serve 80 to 125 households each Monday.
I can remember Tom Osborne bringing men from Friendship to assist in getting the facilities ready at The Son’s Light Fellowship, Much hard work and planning to make the limited space as workable as we could, People from other churches came and helped, Eastern Heights, Merry Wood, Leefield, the BCM students and many others that I know I am forgetting. But it got done and we got ready and were all truly looking forward to what God would do. Wow! Little did we know.
Friendship paid for the first load of food from Second Harvest to get us started, and we were off and running and I mean there were many times we were doing just that as God began to grow His ministry in loving His people and sharing the Gospel.
And now here we are, and God’s ‘Whirlwind” continues to stir and to sift and to place each of where He wants us and to provide the means necessary to accomplish the tasks that He has laid before us. Many lost come to a saving relationship with our Lord Jesus. Lives strengthened and new creatures in Christ becoming a functioning asset to our communities through Jesus. That is our sole purpose in the Christian Social Ministry, to share the Gospel with those that are existing in a dark and lost state, and then build those Godly relationships of support that they too will become fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ.
Pray for us,
John Long Director
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God bless you from all of us at the Christian Social Ministries.