What an amazing year 2015 has been for Mighty Moms. I love this little group we call Mighty Moms. I love the way God is writing this story in our community. I love the people we serve every week. I love the volunteers I’ve met and the beginning of new relationships. I love the hard work it takes to keep it all going. The gratitude and joy that I experience every day because of the incredible people who make Mighty Moms happen is more than I could have ever dreamed of.
The volunteers, teachers, businesses, children, churches, and all those who gave their time and prayers have truly blown me away this year. I have been reminded of the good in the world this holiday season. I see the love of Christ permeating our little community. I am so grateful for the people I am surrounded with and lucky to work along side so many caring leaders and individuals.
We all live crazy busy lives. Our families, our jobs, and our ministries all take time in our week. Our to-do lists continue to grow and our calendars are full. So, a sincere thank you to those who are balancing it all and still serving and giving of their time and resources to Mighty Moms even in the midst of crazy busyness. I deeply appreciate you.
Thank you to those who have rallied around Mighty Moms in many ways. Praying on your hands and knees for hunger to cease in our neighborhoods. Packing Full Tummy bags every week for children to take home on the weekends. Hosting food drives and barrels in your offices and classrooms to collect food for our Holiday Pantry and Full Tummy Project. Committing to deliver Full Tummy bags every week for the entire school year–you are angels to so many in need. Donating to our organization because you believe it is a good and worthy cause. Calling and asking me if there is anything you can help me with, bless you.
You are Rock Stars, Heroes, and World Changers. We would not be where we are today without the power of your generous and passionate hearts.
As I think about the last 12 months, here are a few examples of how you have been a part of blessing our community:
January Holiday Pantry
Keller Williams Red Day
Easter Holiday Pantry
Oak Point Fresh Market Lemonade Stand
Integrity Insurance Fill A Tummy 5K and Fun Run
Our 40th Livingston Parish School joined Full Tummy Project
Volunteer SuperTeams were launched
Thanksgiving Turkey Meal Outreach
I am wildly thankful for this incredible group of people that God has placed in my heart and in my life. There are no words to explain how I feel about each person, prayer, and dollar that has come been shared with Mighty Moms this year.
You, precious reader, have talents. We all have gifts that the Lord has blessed us with. And with these gifts, we can choose to glorify Him. We can do this by how we use our gifts.
Maybe you’re a talented writer. Perhaps you have the gift of hospitality. Can you put on a mean event? Are you great with your words? Maybe you’ve been blessed with a technological brain.
These are all amazing talents.
And deep down, we all want to use our talents for something greater than ourselves, right? It’s natural to want to help someone else out in the ways that God has gifted you.
If you’re looking for a place to volunteer, Mighty Moms would love to have you.
We have needs all the time, needs that possibly you and your gift(s) could fill!
A few of the areas we always need help in are:
Website & Tech
Pick Up & Stock
Back to School
There are other areas, too. We’re always looking for good photographers to take pictures at our events. If you are a social butterfly, maybe you know of a family in need in our community that we could come together to help.
God has given each of you gifts and talents. If you’re looking for a way to serve and give of your time, comment and let us know!
When: Saturday, July 25th
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Sam’s Club, Denham Springs, LA
We will be collecting Full Tummy grocery items at Sam’s Club between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Stop by and see us and help KICK OFF Full Tummy Project 2015-16!
Thank you for joining us in the battle to end child hunger.
We Love Our Volunteers
We will be selling chicken & sausage jambalaya and home-baked sweets. All proceeds will go to the Full Tummy project. If you’d like to volunteer to help us on July 25, please let us know. If you enjoy baking sweet treats and want to donate some to sell…we need you!
We want to challenge our friends, families, coworkers, and kids of all ages to make this summer the SUMMER OF LOVE. Not the lustful kind of love but LOVE like Jesus. God’s kind of love is directed towards others, not self. We tend to look inward at self and not out. If we take a real look out we will find a hurting and needy world. From young to old, we all need and desire acceptance and LOVE! What would this summer look like if we all chose to love like Paul wrote in his letter to the Corinthians. The message version version says LOVE cares more for others than self. LOVE doesn’t want what others have. LOVE doesn’t strut-doesn’t have a swelled head. LOVE isn’t always “me first.” LOVE doesn’t fly off the handle and LOVE doesn’t keep score of the sins of others. LOVE trusts God ALWAYS. Love ALWAYS looks for the best and never looks back but keeps on going to the end.
What if we find a need and meet it?
Hold a door, carry out groceries or just give a smile and a hello. What about leaving cool behind and doing what is right even if it means looking different. Love comes in so many shapes and sizes. Some of us need a hug or a sweet word of encouragement. Others may need more, like your undivided time and attention. Love is an action! Let’s put it to work this summer.
Will you LOVE like this and let your life be the proof? We are selling these wrist bands 2 for $3. One to keep and one to give away. We will have them with us at the Mighty Mom food drive at Sam’s in Denham Springs on May 4 from 10-6. We will have them in our purses and cars all the time, if you want some let us know.
Check out the song “The Proof of Your Love” by For King and Country!