Yes, you CAN actually make a real difference.


In all the madness taking place around our world these days, it’s possible to feel a bit hopeless.  And sometimes we can succumb to the belief that there’s nothing we can do that will make a difference.  But that’s not true at all.

You can actually infuse hope into this world, AND at the same time position yourself to receive blessings from God.  Here’s how.

Each summer at Seneca Creek we host a month-long food drive for local food pantries.  It’s a time when their donations drop off and their demand goes up.  Many families with food insecurity depend on free meals through the local schools.  But with school being out, that option is gone.  Can you imagine the feeling of going to the cupboard and realizing there’s not enough food for your family?  How difficult is that for any parent?  How discouraging?  How hopeless?

So for the entire month of June we’ve been collecting hundreds of pounds of food.  Actually, more like thousands of pounds.  And June is winding down.  If you’ve been meaning to participate, here’s your chance.  Stop by your local grocery store this week and pick up some of the items listed below.  Then bring them THIS Sunday morning and leave them at the collection table.  We’ll handle it from there.

Not only will you bring hope to families who are facing hopelessness, but you’ll find yourself being blessed by God.  Why do I say this?  Because it’s a principle spelled out clearly in the Bible.

The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.  (Proverbs 22:9)

Share your food with the poor, and God says you’ll be blessed.  It boomerangs right back into your lap. Not a bad return on investment!  It’s one of the simplest ways possible to ignite the H.O.P.E. of Christ in our world.  So join me and the rest of Seneca Creek by unleashing the power of H.O.P.E. this Sunday!

-Pastor Mark

Posted on June 23, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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