Hello Bro. Jan,
Here is our testimony about the food pantry...
God began to convict me about opening a
food pantry. It did not come to pass in Tennessee, but when God called me to
LMBT in Ohio the burden would become a reality. After praying about it for over
a year God sent a man to our church that had the same burden. After many
meetings we opened our doors in March 2019.
We knew that they need to hear the
Gospel, but also they needed to see the Gospel in us as well. So we treat
everyone that comes as an honored guest. They all hear a Gospel message through
a video and will be offered Gospel Tracts and prayer. We have had few
professions, but we are called to care if no one is saved. No one knew much
about our church in the community, but they are slowly hearing about the church
with the food pantry that cares. We pray Christ will be glorified!
Since March 2019, we have gradually seen a growth of the number of people coming
through the pantry each month. We started with 40 families coming through and
last month during the pandemic we had 185 families go through. It is an awesome
opportunity for our church family to play a part in outreach. We have on
average 30-40 volunteers every pantry day.
Matthew 5:14-"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill
cannot be hid."-By God's grace we will be seen showing Christ's love.
pastor Joseph Griffis