Two short weeks ago I shared information about a project I was aware of. It's run by, to give them their Sunday name, "Re:Hope Next Generation Bible Church" in Partick. Simply put, they receive referrals from the local social work department of families who are struggling...of children who could face returning to school with no materials; young people who couldn't study for exams because there isn't a calculator or even pens and paper in the house. The project asks people to volunteer to buy and fill a schoolbag to be delivered to those families.
There have been the massive number of 360+ referrals this year, some just this week, so the project needed all the help it could get. So I shared it here in Sherbrooke.
I was thrilled when a handful of people agreed and volunteered themselves for school bags. Truly thrilled with the support and generosity being shown.
Today, collection day, I was completely overwhelmed. Person after person came up to me - school bags they'd been assigned, school bags that were extras, school bags I hadn't even expected and even monetary donations to the project.
I cannot express enough gratitude and pride for the outpouring of generosity and support from Sherbrooke Mosspark Parish Church. I am so thrilled with all of this and these donations will make such a massive impact on some deprived children and young people in our city.
Thank you...and God bless.
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. - 2 Corinthians 9: 6-7 (ESV)