Thursday, January 21, 2010

"100,00 Meal for Haiti" - Update - January 20, 2010

I want to thank each of you for a miracle. The last few days have been a whirlwind of preparation, but it was all worth it seeing the thousands of eager volunteers ready to do whatever they could to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti.

As you know, we planned and advertised to build 100,000 meals.

"Stop Hunger Now" loaded the trucks for 140,000 meals to be well prepared.

The warehouse in another part of town had approximately 30,000 more meals.

That accounts for 170,000 meals. They later ran to a store and purchased rice for another 10,000 or so meals.

How did we get to 210,000 meals? The math doesn't add up!

This story reminds me of Jesus feeding the 5000 with a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish. In other words, we experienced a miracle.

We experienced a miracle as people from all over Virginia appeared just to have the opportunity to help. Where did they come from? Everywhere! We experienced a miracle as people with the right gifts seemed to show up at the right time. We experienced a miracle as people prayed together for those suffering in Haiti.

Most of all, we experienced the presence of Almighty God in our midst as we worked together to serve others.

Rev. Larry E. Davies
District Superintendent - Lynchburg District, United Methodist Church

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