Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Let's Share Thanksgiving!

Many of us have Thanksgiving day in mind. We're thinking about the meal we will be preparing or the dish or dessert we have been assigned to bring for the Thanksgiving meal.  This is definitely an exciting and delightful time of the year. On the other hand, it may be a difficult time of the year for those who may live not too far from us who are going through grief, difficulty, or who are just in need.

The apostle Paul reminded us of what Christ told us, "It is more blessed to give than to receive". (Acts 20:35).  As we are doing our best to make our Thanksgiving meal for this year memorable, healthy, and delicious, let's also work together in helping families that are in need have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal as well! The amazing feeling of helping and reaching out to others cannot be bought. By helping others, we keep passing on the love Christ showed us and gave to us. Donate either food, your resources, or your time to your local church or organization who are conducting food drives to help those who are in need.

If you are in the Inland Empire area, Loma Linda University Church is partnering with ACTS to "Share Thanksgiving".  Food can be dropped off at the local Stater Brothers in the Loma Linda and Redlands areas and at the Loma Linda Market. If you don't live nearby and would like to help, contact ACTS (909-796-9267) and ask for their address to send a $50 Stater Brothers gift card to sponsor a food basket for a family.The goal is to pass out 400 food baskets.

Have a blessed upcoming Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. 

Where will you and your family be spending Thanksgiving this year?

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