Coupons for the Community

This blog is for showing the goods gotten for free (or really cheap) using coupons that were provided by friends and family. These goods are then distributed to people in our community to whom I feel God has called me to serve for one reason or another. I am not a writer of any sort, a super couponer, or a very good blogger. I am just a child of God trying to follow what I believe He has called me to do. Whatever God has put on my heart on a certain day is what comes out in a post, so I hope it makes some sense and is not offensive or scrambled. If it is, it is only because I am a work in progress. Love to all, In His Name.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"He alone is my rock and my salvation..." (Psalm 62:2)

God has made it very clear the direction He wants this ministry to go as of late, and one of the ways He wants the C4C goods distributed is to a few military families whose husbands are currently serving our great country. I have befriended and strongly admire a woman and her adorable daughter, both introduced to me by friends through our church, and I admire this woman so much because she is raising her daughter on her own right now as her husband currently serves in Iraq. I brought her a box of free stuff, not because she needed it, but because I had it, and she was so excited that she told me about five other military families across the country, all with four or five children each, who could use a little help as loved-ones served away from home. Please pray that the goods pictured here are the first of MANY God will provide for the families of our new friends! The bulk men's body wash and toothpaste might even make it to the troops, themselves!

My friend asked me to put a little insert in each box stating who the goods were from. My first desire was just to write, "Love, God." :) But...I knew I was supposed to do more than that. He is to get all of the glory, as ALL of this is provided by Him and is His doing, but I wanted to thank these amazing families for things that you just can't thank people enough for under such circumstances without sounding under-appreciative and, so I was stumped. I prayed and prayed kept putting it off and putting it off. So here is what other's helped me with...

What can we say to the families who send their spouses to fight for our great country and our freedoms? "Thank you" isn't enough, because even though you sacrifice lets us sleep better at night, it probably keeps you awake with worry. So what can we say to you?

At the very least, we can tell you we pray for your loved ones, and for you. It may not seem like much, but He hears our prayers. When the world fails us, no matter what happens, "He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I will never be shaken" (Psalm 62:2). He will provide, and we want to help in our small way through "Coupons for the Community." Our small effort cannot repay you for your sacrifice, but we hope it will ease some of your burdens.

In His Name.

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