I arrived at the Union Gospel Mission with gifts from Fourth Avenue Bible Church in Niverville last Friday evening.  There was a youth group serving that evening, so they were able to bring in the packages.  It was perfect timing for gifts of hats, mitts and warm socks are in very high demand.  As they were brought in, there was excitement in the front office and lobby.  As the weather has changed to cold and snowy, these gifts could not have been better timed. 

It was such a joy to see these gifts put directly into the hands of those that need them.  Thank you to that Church in Niverville for that encouragement for the staff, volunteers and those we serve, as you work with us to plant the seed of hope in Jesus Christ.  On this side of Heaven, we may never know the difference that our desire to reach out in love has made.  This act of kindness helped to make a difference in many lives.  This certainly refreshed me.