Tuesday, July 24, 2007

the work, the ministry, the fun: day on

"Then the King will say to those on u who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 'For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.' "Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 'And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 'When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' "The King will answer and say to them, 'truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'

today we worked for 7 hours at a local 'community owned' food bank called san antonio food bank. they are largely city supported and very organized. we got a tour of the 104,000 plus facilities. they included a volunteer area massive refrigerator and freezer sections, nutritional counselors, auditors (to ensure the donations end at the intended destination) grant writers, aid assistance counselors and a chef school.

our students worked HARD. together we went through hundreds of boxes of food; separating old and expired food from several categories of usable food. we then packed the usable items into boxes of varied, nutritional meals and stacked them on to pallets for weighing, delivery and distribution. we organized 14,500 pounds of food which feeds about 8120 people in a week. not bad for a group of 29 jr varsity students and workers.

you will also see the after effects of mckinzies birthday party (and an icing fight). the pictures of mckenzie were too dark to see, but happy birthday anyway mac!

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