You have no idea what God has in store for you. Just ask Barb.
When she was a teenager, she and a friend wanted to help a family in need during Thanksgiving, and that one act of kindness eventually impacted thousands.
“I was 15 years old and my best friend and I knew of four families that were going to go without a Thanksgiving meal, so he and I stayed up all night in his mother’s kitchen and we baked a couple of hams and some scalloped potatoes and a couple of pies and we went the next morning and delivered them.”
“The next year, we followed up on those four families, and added a couple more, and the thing snowballed to proportions that only God knew at that point in time, and last year we fed about 18,000 people.”
It was when Barb met her husband and truly found Christ that she realized the relationship between loving God and loving others.
“When I met my husband, and really understood that I could know Christ as my personal Savior. He could be my friend, and He did care about me. My whole life changed, and everything that I wanted to do for people.”
“My life verse is Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” And that has been my mantra.”
That mantra shifted the focus of what her meals were all about.
The meaning behind meals
“I wanted to feed these people spiritually as well as physically, so every box has a Bible or book from Billy Graham, and we have gotten so many letters saying, ‘I’ve always wanted a Bible, but I didn’t have any money to buy a Bible.’ It’s really cool.”