Report from Brother Chuck
I got home about 12:30 a.m. Friday to Fort Walton Beach, FL. The seniors at Wright Baptist Church had already begun moving things from our storage area to the activities building at church. The seniors and some others join in for at least two bargain sales a year to help support TEM in Haiti. They work from around noon on Thursday until about 2 p.m. on Saturday, moving, tagging and selling stuff. We also have a lady who bakes for months for this sale. People come just for her cakes, cookies, and sweet delights. I have to admit when I got up early Friday morning I was a little tired, but I have only missed one sale in all the years they have been doing them, and that was when I was in Haiti. I thought I was tired Friday, but Saturday morning it really hit me, but the Lord gave me my second wind about 10 a.m., and I was good for the day. It is hard to complain about being tired when most of the people you are working with are older than you. Their strength truly has been renewed; they are amazing.
I looked at all this stuff that had been donated for the sale and I have to say that most of it was just little small items. There was nothing there that I wanted, but God has such a wonderful way of blessing us for our efforts. At 2 p.m. they announced the amount that the Lord had blessed us with as we were cleaning up, it was $4,555; absolutely unbelievable! He is the God of miracles.
My thanks again to all my brothers and sisters at Wright Baptist Church. We are the body of Christ, doers of the Word.