Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lent journey: POOR

"A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor."
Proverbs 22:9

Personal reflections:  Blaine and I love to share our garden bounty with others - neighbors, co-workers, friends and this scripture reminds me of our need to be more intentional in sharing with those who are not as fortunate.  And not only do I encourage you to share bounty from your garden, but also your time, your resources and your skills.  There are countless ways to bless those around us that are in need!

Truly thankful for the opportunity to have this brought to my attention during this Lent project that Blaine and I may consider how we can share, with a greater impact, on the community we live in.

We are truly blessed to live in a community that actively focuses on providing for those who are in need...  We've only been living in Enumclaw for a few months now, but we are excited to see these opportunities for us to get involved! (These are the only ones I know about.  There could be more.)

There are, indeed, many people in our community who are "poor;" who need a helping hand or food for their plates or........???, but this community is RICH in care and compassion for others!  

New Hope Food Bank Garden ~A community garden project to provide fresh produce, spiritual renewal, training in sustainable agriculture, and a beautiful addition to the neighborhood.  *This garden is located a Hope Lutheran Church.

Plateau Outreach Ministries ~Helping neighbors build bridges out of crisis. This non-profit organization has the support not only of the community (individuals and businesses), but also many churches in the area.  Their outreach is varied and blesses many in Enumclaw and the surrounding area.

Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation  ~ Caring about people on the Plateau

Enumclaw Senior Center ~ We provide a comfortable and warm atmosphere for older adults of Enumclaw and the surrounding area. There is no membership fee.

Full Bellies ~ Free Thursday night dinner (3 times a month); big hearts - variety of people who prepare dinner for the community

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Abundant blessings on your day... Joanie