As part of our Celebration, we focused on bringing the spirit of Christmas – God’s Love – to as many as possible. Together with volunteers, (who gave part of their Christmas to help us, bless them) we put up a invite sign on our gate and served a special meal – complete with dessert – to anyone who came in. We sat with these dear ones as they slowly ate and savoured each bite. One man explained to us that he couldn’t eat too much at once, as his stomach was only accustomed to small meals. What a reminder to be thankful for our blessings, not least of which is having enough to eat. We gladly gave him and several others take-away bags of food. Their hugs and smiles warmed our hearts, and their happy, positive attitudes amazed us.
Another team packed pots and trays of food into a car, and drove around the neighbourhood, serving food and cool drinks to those in need.
Others took a meal to the local police and fire stations; a small way to thank these community servants for all they do throughout the year.
It was a blessed day, full of joy and love, which is all we could wish for on Christmas. Jesus Christ said in the Bible “As much as you have done unto the least of these my brothers and sisters, you have done it unto Me” (Matthew 25:40)