Friday was the best day of the week! No hunger pangs! I started the day with coffee at LePeep, where we meet for CBMC Bible Study every Friday morning. The coffee seemed to meet my need for something in my stomach, so I was satisfied when I came home to work on a writing project. That took my attention for more than an hour. Then it was time for our CBMC Carmel meeting on Zoom, which was a great interaction! The stimulating conversation kept my mind off food over the lunch hour, and I was excited about going to my church to cut grass this afternoon.
Two-and-half hours on a 60-inch X-Mark is a blast! We were talking about goal achievement in our Carmel meeting, and the importance of both satisfaction and performance in finishing a goal. Many times, goals may be achieved, but they aren’t satisfying, because the work is drudgery. Our coach was emphasizing the importance of making the work fun. That’s exactly what happened this afternoon with the goal of cutting the church lawn. I was focused on performing well, but I had fun doing it!
I had two large cups of ice water which slacked my thirst and I sensed no hunger at all. Of course, I was tired by the time I was done, and a cool shower revived me. Then, all of a sudden, I was hungry-tired! Fortunately, it was dinner time, and my wife had fixed a nourishing meal, which I enjoyed! I celebrated the completion of the Hunger Challenge with pecan pie ala-mode!
Then I was exhausted! Watching a Hallmark Movie revived me enough to write this final report.
When you receive this final post, the volunteers for Faith, Hope & Love will be preparing to serve about 100 families at the Drive-thru Missional Food Pantry at the old Starbucks location in Castleton. We can expect about 25 people to pray to receive Christ, as they prepare to receive their food. These people have humbled themselves to realize they are not in control of their lives during the pandemic, so they have reached out for free food. Many of them are receptive to receive the gospel and to ask God to take control of their lives, providing the hope that only Christ can give, during this difficult time.
You can help out by praying for the less fortunate, as they seek the necessities of life.
If you would like to volunteer to serve, or to get your church or small group involved in serving, contact Merlin Gonzales [email protected]linternational.org
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