On distribution days at Seeds of Grace, individuals and families are each given numbered tickets when they arrive. Out of necessity, these tickets are randomly drawn from a bowl and the numbers on each ticket are read out loud by a SOG volunteer signaling it’s that person's turn to shop.
But wouldn't it be nice if we could really get to know and call each SOG client by name? I believe that everyone has a unique story to tell, family and friends who love them, each with God-given talents and a name that is distinctively theirs. Everybody is a ‘Somebody’ and each of us matter to God. The reason we have value is because of what God says about us, not because of what others say about us.
God says, “YOU are my masterpiece. I don’t want you copying somebody else. I’ve put gifts in YOU — heart, abilities, personality, and experiences — and I want you to use them. You’re not just wanted; YOU are needed!” You are needed in your community. You have value to add to this world!
We want to get to know SOG clients and volunteers better which means we will need everyone’s help. On distribution days, we will be providing and asking everyone to wear a name tag; volunteers and clients. Each individual's name tag will also become their SOG ‘Distribution Day Pass’ in the not so distance future. So hold onto your seats and get ready for a ride!
Twila and SOG Team
Questions? Contact Twila @ 360-659-7335 Ext. 202 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Eph. 2:10 (NLT)
Parts of this blog post are from or inspired by: http://purposedriven.com/blogs/dailyhope/you-are-gods-masterpiece/