BASKET OF BLESSINGS
This Community Outreach ministry, overseen by Brian and Melinda Craus, started as a conversation over coffee how our church could bless our community in a practical demonstration of God's love. With Christmas approaching, the decision was made to make an appeal for food and funds to launch "Basket of Blessings" in our church neighbourhood and beyond. Church members, businesses, and supermarkets all stepped up to make the vision a reality! To God be the glory! Due to the overwhelming success of the Christmas outreach, we realized that the need for help in the community would continue on. So we determined to carry on with the outreach throughout the year. It has been an amazing ministry, and the recipients of the baskets have been so grateful. This is very much what any church needs to be involved with, alleviating the distress of poverty and temporary emergency situations in the lives that God wants us to impact for Christ.