Brenda’s Blog – November 1, 2022
“They never have anybody pray, so I just volunteered.”
My son’s words still remain in my mind.
Their entire family of six volunteered to fill food packages for distribution to Guatemala. Feeding His Starving Children operates 30 sessions each week, drawing volunteers from the Minneapolis area. Fifty percent of them are under 18 representing church, school, community groups, and families who come to serve together.
My grandson Will wanted the family to go as part of his birthday celebration. I was blessed to be visiting and was included in the effort.
On that particular Saturday meals sufficient for thousands of orphans were boxed and prepared for shipment.
When the session ended the ministry leader announced they were going to pray over the pallets as they send them to Guatemala.
“Does anyone want to pray?” My son moved quickly to the front and prayed earnestly and clearly in the name of Jesus.
As we walked out he said, “Whenever we come, no one volunteers to pray, so I did.”
It made me think… where can I step into a vacuum? Maybe it is not public prayer, but it can be a word of kindness, an errand run, a message of hope or comfort… wherever you can say, “I could, so I did.”