Friday, April 27, 2012


Need stuff?
If you're in the Greenville, SC area tomorrow (Saturday, April 28) from 8am-1pm, I know where you have to go! First Baptist Church is having a huge yard sale, with all proceeds going to youth missions. So all of these old couches and Christmas ornaments and Tupperware will be changed into building supplies for our youth mission trip. Very cool.

My daughter and I have done our part already, shopping for her grad school apartment.  What did we snag? A comfy chair, a desk chair, a dresser (really it's a desk but Youth Minister Frank is such a good salesperson he convinced us to use it as a dresser-beware of him :) and tons of stuff for her kitchen. So yey. We have new stuff and contributed to a mission trip all in one shopping spree.

It amazes me that we do this every year, yet our church donations always manage to fill up the gym. It reminds me of what a missionary in an impoverished, far away country recently wrote to one of my friends: something to the effect of "we pray for you all too, because we know how hard it is to be close to God when you have so much stuff in your way."

Wow. Maybe I'll do a better job cleaning out and donating next time around.

Love and peace to you!


Tejas said...

So true! We often forget what we have and take the call into eternal life for granted that we forget to serve... Thanks for this! It'll help a bunch of people to serve better and serve more. :)

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Oh! you turned my head and heart around. Just when I was enjoying the prospect of successful thrift shopping, you remind me of all the stuff (already) in the way.
At least we can agree shopping for necessities, when it can support a great cause, is the best option.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh yes. Necessities and things to make life light-not weigh it down. :)
They raised over $13,000! Yey!

Adrienne said...

I like that quote - I'll keep it in mind next time I'm sure I absolutely 'need' something.