While delivering bread, we met a young man whose life has resulted in many wrong turns. His goal is to correct his path. He can’t do it on his own.
At a restaurant, we talk with the waiter. “Where do you go to church?” We asked.
“I haven’t been to church since I moved here.”
“Where do you live?”
Based on what he said, we offered names of churches he could attend Easter Sunday or any Sunday.
The Holy Spirit will move in the two young men’s lives if they are open to receive the Spirit’s guidance.
During a Centering Prayer gathering, the Holy Spirit moved among us. A gentle presence of the Trinity blessed our time together.
Friday morning, we helped assemble almost 200 Easter Meals donated through the local Catholic Church and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Forty meals designated for families in transition were distributed to children unable to receive minimal daily nourishment due to family circumstances.
Saturday, we delivered five remaining Easter Meals and nine donated hams to other needy families.
While delivering one meal, a woman hugged us with tears in her eyes. She was grateful to receive God’s provision. Her grandson had lost a tooth during the week. She dug into her worn couch hoping to find coins. There were few. It would be two days before her husband would receive his paycheck. She bought her grandson a tiny turtle anyway. Her grandson named it Turbo. Her husband asked, “What are you buying a turtle for when we don’t have money for food?” Then God shows up through the generosity of a local Catholic Church with an Easter Meal for her family.
The young man hoping to correct his path was surprised to see us. He is working to connect to agencies that can help him change his circumstances.
When we least expect it, God shows up through many hands and feet of caring people working to do His will His way. We are grateful to the many people, churches and organizations who generously give God’s provisions to those in need.