The congregation I serve as Minister of Education/Missions–Lamar Baptist Church in Wichita Falls–provides groceries to WF families each week on Wednesday morning. So far this year, we’re on-track for giving food to about 600 different families (15 families today); in 2009, the number was 417 families (many, more than one time)–but in 2008, it was 207.
The economy appears to be hurting many, many families in Texas and elsewhere. Lots of the folks we help have never asked a church for assistance with food or anything before; we ask them to let us be their church in our city–some attend the congregation’s Wednesday night meal tonight. Pray, give, and go; love, serve, witness!