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On Friday I subbed for the preschool for an hour while Mrs. Smith went to a funeral. The children were learning their letter X. Of course I didn't do things just like Mrs. Smith does them and was promptly corrected by the little 5 year olds. But they are sweet kids! I have 2 of them in my Cubbies group on Wednesday nights.
When the teacher returned, I headed out to Wichita. The older ladies Bible study I am in was working at World Impact thrift store in downtown Wichita. World Impact works with the urban poor. They are such a blessing to that area! This day they had lots of free breads and cake they were giving away; very good quality too. Not just some old cheap white bread.
The neighborhood is quite interesting.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of gang violence in the area also. Often grafitti sprayed on the side of the thrift store. Shootings. There are lots of stories about the ministry. I was told that one day a woman came in. She said they needed a space heater as they had no heat in their home. And would you believe that just 1/2 hour before, someone had dropped off a space heater! The store plays Christian music and you can just feel the peace and joy of Christ inside! I commend David, Miriam and Gene for all they do!!
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16
After a morning of sorting and pricing baskets of materials and laces, we went out to eat here.
If anyone else wants to help out, check out the web site for World Impact and get involved! They are always looking for more donations. They were needing men's clothes this week and so I had my husband go through his things. Before the morning was over, several of those things were snatched up!
Be a blessing to someone today!