Through the Farm Credit Canada AgriSpirit Fund, which funds projects that will enhance lives or contribute to sustainability in rural communities, we have received a grant for $17,000 toward the sorting and packaging room at our Fresh Food Hub.
Thanks to a generous donation from the Canadian Bible Society, we were able to offer Bibles, devotionals and “Words of Comfort” booklets (written specifically to give hope during COVID) to everyone who came to our food bank for food.
Over the course of June and July we distributed 152 Bibles, 64 Youth Bibles, 184 Words of Comfort booklets, and 175 Inspire Justice devotionals. These materials were so appreciated by the people who received them, including “Sarah.”
Sarah, a single mom with four children who came to our food bank and received bags of food, a Bible and devotional, couldn’t say enough about how receiving the Bible from CBS impacted her and her children’s lives. She said she loved how the special highlighting in the Bible allows her to see God's love specifically to those who are suffering. She also loves the devotional. She said the way the devotionals are written encompasses God's character in such a beautiful way.
Sarah said, “It is hard to understand and to put into words the unconditional love of the Lord but this devotional has been an amazing tool to learn more about God.” Her four kids also received the Bible and the devotional books. They too love reading and learning from the books.
Sarah also said, “The way they explain God’s word is simplified so that you can remember it and share it with others. It truly speaks to the heart. The explanation is very strong and the words are very refreshing. The examples they give are very strong. I am able to understand it right away.”
Thank you Canadian Bible Society for equipping us to reach out to people like Sarah with words of hope and comfort from God’s Word during this challenging time. We are very grateful for your partnership.