It’s nice to be thanked, to be appreciated. It makes you feel good to know that something you’ve done has made a positive impact on the life of someone else.
Which is why the people of Oklahoma thank you.
That’s because a week after the horrible tornadoes that devastated parts of their state earlier this month, you were asked by this church to commit to sending 25 “cleanup buckets” as part of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Over the course of three weeks, an empty blue bucket sat out on the table in the upstairs foyer, waiting for your generous response. And you filled it up. So much, in fact, that our church was not only able to send the 25 buckets we had set as our goal, but will also be sending an additional monetary donation to PDA in excess of $1000.
So thank you!
This past Sunday after worship, a number of church members met in the Scout Hut to put the buckets together. Again, you answered the call and the buckets were assembled and ready to go in under half an hour.
Again, thank you!
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Wayne and Joy Barlow, who seized leadership in this venture from Day One. Wayne has been tireless in his efforts to shop around to find the best prices on items, in order to maximize the church’s donations. Wayne is also working with a company to have these buckets shipped to their destination, at no cost to the church.
Wayne and Joy, thank you!
This is truly my greatest joy as your pastor – to see you, as a church, seize the vision that’s laid before you, exceed that vision, and then get to tell you about it. So it is not only the people of Oklahoma who thank you for what you’ve done – it’s your pastor as well.