We love this time of year!
Why? Because the number of donations we get locally increase exponentially and we're able to bless folk in Macassar, Chris Nissen, Broadlands and sometimes beyond that.
We've spent quite a bit of time sorting through donations over the last couple of weeks and it looks like we'll have a bit more sorting to do yet.
We have a simple rule for those that want to donate, we ask the question "Is this something you would like to receive?" If the answer is yes bring it on. If the answer is no stick it in the bin! Just because this stuff is going to the less well off doesn't mean it shouldn't be of a high quality. Thankfully this stuff mostly comes from other local churches so we know it's going to be good.
In the last donation someone put in two sets of LED Christmas lights and after checking they work we were thrilled to be able to pass them on. Now they really will make a difference to someone's Christmas!
Sometimes we target those that we know to ensure they are blessed and other times having checked everything is decent we pass stuff onto the HOPE ladies and others that we trust and let them distribute to those most in need. Giving through relationship is the only way to give effectively!
We can't wait to get stuck into this latest load and get it out into the community where it will bless amazingly.
God is good!