“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14).
Twenty percent of Americans don’t have enough food over the holidays. Each year, friends like you provide 12,000 people in the Twin Cities a Thanksgiving meal to enjoy in their own home, and a personal invitation into the kingdom of Christ.
You did this last year for Frank, an elderly man in Minneapolis, when you donated to Boxes of Love®. When caring members of New Creation Baptist Church, a partner ministry of Cru®, brought him a Box of Love®, it was the first time he felt loved by and connected to God or a caring spiritual community.
But, when he received the box filled with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal, Frank also heard the good news of the gospel and came to faith in Jesus Christ. Then, he attended New Creation’s 10-week “Discipleship Training” class. Despite some health issues, Frank eagerly attends Bible studies as often as possible. He also relies on the church’s food shelf, which he visits each Saturday, but he comes for the Christian fellowship as much as for physical nourishment.
Pastor Daniel McKizzie says, “He’s really excited about being born again. He feels the love of Christ because of the way he’s treated by members of the church. He feels genuinely loved and connected.” The most obvious fruit of the Spirit in Frank’s life is his overwhelming gratitude toward Christ and his church. He is often heard saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. Thank you for accepting me.” Frank has experienced both God’s forgiveness and the love of His people at New Creation. Almost one year later, his faith remains strong!
Your giving and prayers have impacted Frank’s life for eternity.
Would you consider touching more lives by filling a Box of Love for a hungry family this season? With just $41.40, you can fill one Box that feeds a family of six. Help provide those in need with a meal that could change a life!
Thanks for giving, for praying and for helping us live out God’s heart for the poor.