This past Christmas season, our Care Ministry challenged us as a congregation to consider using our time, talents, and resources to care for those within our congregation and in the community. One specific avenue for doing so was through providing a food box to a family in the community. 

Here is one of the stories that was told after delivering the box of food and presents to the family: 

“About a month ago, I had the desire to help a family in need this holiday season but didn't know how to go about it. When the opportunity came up in church, I felt so happy that God was opening a door. I signed up immediately…

The following week, I received a name and began praying for their needs, desires and salvation. 

I spoke with the wife of the family, asked if they had any allergies… along with the names of their children. She seemed nice and very grateful. 

A few days later, I went shopping with my daughter for the family because they have girls a little younger… and thought she could help me pick out the perfect gift. It was a wonderful opportunity for my daughter to take part in giving this year and not just receiving. 

"It is more blessed to give than to receive. " - Acts 20:35.

[After dropping off the basket], he texted me back saying he loved it, and wanted to know if they could visit our church sometime. I cried again and thanked God for this family…

I trusted God's hand to move in all of this and I am so happy it turned out the way it did. We have been praying for this family and I hope that they do come to church and that they come to know Christ.”

Praise the Lord for what He is doing amongst us! The hope of the Care Ministry team at SWBIBLE is that we would continually look for opportunities to care and love those the Lord has placed around us. 

Thank you to all who gave, sacrificed, and served.

If you would like to get involved in care ministry:

call: 503.534.7000  or   visit: http://www.swbible.org/content.cfm/RESOURCES/Care-Ministry