December 21, 2020
I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m ready to see what God has in store for 2021! Honestly, I know 2020 was hard on so many of you but can we stop and list some awesomeness that came out of this unprecedented year?
-The quarantine allowed some of us to spend a lot of quality time with our loved ones. I’m sure we all learned some very important things about each other and ourselves during that time. My family learned that there ARE more ways to move furniture around our small living room and that mom HATES doing laundry.
-We’ve seen God’s people really step up to help their brothers and sisters in Christ. The amount of food, clothes and prayers that have been lifted up for our community has been overwhelming.
-Some of us have learned how to lean on each other during this time but also realized how strong and resilient we are when we put our trust and faith in the one who knows us best!
Eternal Bread has made lots of steps forward since our launch back in September, which seems so long ago but in only 3 short months God has grown not only the ministry but those that are blessed to be a part of the ministry.
We have officially begun serving a new location in Gallaway, TN. Things DO look a little different as we have not yet begun to serve hot meals but we have consistently gone every Monday for the past 7 weeks and delivered more than 350 boxes of groceries to families in need in that area. Our Gallaway family is growing each week and as of today we deliver to 38 homes! We counted the children from those homes and we are up to 95 kiddos! Take a moment and imagine what that community can look like in 10-15 years once those children grow up and become servants of our mighty God. We meet every Monday in the parking lot of Christ Church Arlington at 3:30pm and car pool together to deliver the boxes and have an opportunity to pray for and with this community.
Jackson Avenue had their Christmas feast this past Sunday. The feast included master chef Terry’s specially seasoned chicken, honey ham, Elizabeth’s yummy green beans with bacon, Andres’ creamy mashed potatoes, Allysen and Janice’s perfectly chopped stuffing and precisely cut desserts from the one and only Kelsey! Next feast will be Easter 2021, stay up to date on when the prep night for that meal will be on the website!
We are so thankful to each and every one of you that have become part of our family through serving, praying or donating. As we close out this year we are asking you to prayerfully consider being a monthly donor to this ministry. Knowing what our financial income is each month helps us to be better stewards of all that God has blessed us with.
You can set up monthly donations through the website (go to the donate link on the home page) or set up a monthly withdrawal from your bank directly into Eternal Bread’s bank account. Just contact our treasurer if you have any questions about how to do that at firstname.lastname@example.org (Darryl Smith).
ISAIAH 43:19 “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
Join us on this journey! Love, Dionne