Saturday, April 8, 2017

So maybe you have heard of God's Share Program.....
You may have even been in our North Ave Thrift Store or donated items for it....
You may know that we supply resources to Christian missionaries around the world....
But do you know what truly goes on each day behind the scenes....
Here's just a little insight...
These pictures were taken 4/8/17 so this is up to date info!!!


These shelves are filled with items that have been priced and are patiently awaiting a volunteer to stock them on the sales floor so they can find a new home...
 These are items that have been donated. They are awaiting a volunteer to free them from their boxes and bags so that they can be sorted, priced, hung etc.

 These shelves are full of items needing a price label. When these shelves are full, there is no where to place new donations coming in.... This is where most of our backlog happens in regards to the thrift store.
     
                                 There are almost always boat shipments to the Philippines in process...


 These craft supplies are waiting to be typed onto a list that will be e-mailed to the missionaries. Once the missionaries choose the supplies that they need, they will be boxed and shipped. Did you know that odds-n-ends craft supplies can be used to teach children and adults about Jesus!?
 We are always backing boxes for air shipment.....
            And for that matter ground shipment to catch a ride on a sea container...



 Here's our Project Board.... Missionaries are eagerly awaiting requested supplies....


And there is e-bay packing to do.... e-bay sales fund a lot of our shipping postage...
 and speaking of e-bay.... these are items waiting to be listed...

these items have been separated from our regular donations so they can be researched to see if they are e-bay worthy...
These are the gift bags that are waiting to be stuffed with goodies.....
The recipients of these bags.... the ladies at the Special Touch Get Away where we will take a one-day mission to give them all a Spa Day...     



 And 4 times a year we print, fold, stuff, label and stamp a missionary's newsletter...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Where have all the Winter Months Gone....

Looking back it's been months since we have updated our blog. Below are a few photos representing what we have been up to during that time. 
  • stuffed and shipped 100 Christmas stockings for Native American children
  • Sent supplies to Africa for Christmas outreach
  • sent supplies to Austria for refugees
  • supplied 4 complete flannelgraph sets to Thailand, Africa, Ecuador and Spain
  • picked up truckload after trailer load of donations for our North Ave Thrift Store
  • took advantage of many clearance sales at various stores in two separate counties to be able to supply socks and underwear for missionaries to distribute to so many children in need
  • put a shipment of supplies for an orphanage on a boat headed for Zambia
  • added a couple new missionary families to our program
  • did some extra shopping for a local US based missionary family for Christmas who needed a little extra encouragement
  • provided ministry supplies to missionaries in Belgium for a new creative type Church plant- they are winning people to Jesus through the use of Board Games!
  • held several 80% off sales at our North Ave Thrift Store to pass on the blessing of the the abundance of donations we have received
  • shopped for supplies for Christmas care packages for missionaries
  • packed and shipped Christmas care packages
  • received shipments for missionaries in the Philippines and then covered the international shipping to get those items to them in country
  • shopped for ministry supplies missionaries need for upcoming training and encouragement conferences for MKs, PKs, nationals they have trained as Pastors and Pastor's wives 
well you get the idea.... it's been busy! Next I will be updating our project and current needs list. We have lots to do in this upcoming year! Our big maintenance issues like roof, A/Cs and a truck are out of the way so let's do up our missions projects bigger and better than ever!