The Little Wagon that Could

Many know of the red wagon in BVCC’s main hall. It is the “food wagon.”  Each month the wagon is the receptacle for our food items (as well as cleaning supplies, household items, and personal hygiene items). There are some who bring donations each week; others bring items occasionally.

The contents of the wagon journey to different agencies at the end of every month. One month it might be the Salvation Army. Another month the food pantry at Barry Christian Church or the kosher food pantry sponsored by a local Jewish agency or the KC Rescue Mission.

Sunday, February 27, in a reflection during worship on Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:24-34 a challenge was issued. The passage is a reminder that God provides gift after gift after gift to the point that we can let go of constant worry and anxiety; we can be carefree disciples.  The challenge was for us to provide 3000 items by the end of 2011. That would mean that we would place in the red wagon an average of 300 items each month through December.  And, as we place items in the wagon they will represent our letting go of our worry and anxiety: trusting God’s presence with us; trusting God’s leading us, transforming us into more faithful followers of the Christ.

The wagon is now at the front of the sanctuary. It can fulfill this challenge by our trusting God more deeply. Please bring your items. Take them out of the sacks and put them in the wagon.

3000 worries transformed into items of care for others.

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