Hunger, Hair Nets, And Heroes

I posted last week about our Fed Up With Hunger effort.

Well, the results are in.

A multi-cultural and multi-generational collection of Good Shepherd heroes gathered together Saturday morning, donned hair nets, and together fought hunger in the horn of Africa.

Two hundred volunteers packed 50,100 meals that will be delivered to the drought-striken border of Kenya and Somalia.

The best part of the project? I had nothing to do with it — in fact, Julie and I were delivering Riley to college.

Instead, our student ministry team spearheaded the day — they came up with the idea, coined the title, spread the word via social media, and then showed up in droves to unpack boxes and fill bags.

It’s the kind of thing that makes me proud to be a pastor. Especially at a church like Good Shepherd.

And if you think 50,000 meals is a lot, well, something bigger is around the bend . . .