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Monday, November 16, 2009
This week our family went to help out at an event to help feed our local hungry. It was called “Empty Bowls”. For $10 a person could purchase a bowl (made by school children) and have it filled with soup from some of the best chefs in the area.
We helped set up for the event and played a small role in what many had worked so hard to have happen. We helped get beverages ready, did paperwork for the bowls, and set up trash containers. On the side I recorded the event and it was later picked up by one of the world leaders in news, many learned of this program and hopefully seeing the story will inspire someone to do the same in their village.
We are all one in so many ways. We thirst, we hunger, we all need grace. Hundreds of people in town showed up to help others in their town. The Midwest has harsh and long winters. Many go hungry. Taking part in something bigger than ourselves is how many are reached. All the money made, from the selling of these bowls, went directly to the local food pantry in town. The shelves still need items but they look a little better than they did before.
This area of the world has stepped up to the plate during this time in our nations history. With so many things going wrong its refreshing to see the good. The power behind many voices (and actions) can be prayers answered by those needing hope. Prayers can be answered with a simple bowl of soup.
Posted by Mike and Bobbi Stouffer