Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words. St Ignatius Loyola
2 Corinthians 9:11 “Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.”
Our Labor of Love is truly a manifestation of God’s overflowing provisions… here are amazing testimonies on how God has been providing for L.O.L.’s ministry, and that is through the generosity of our brethren. This is how my bountiful week started…..
MONDAY: My fervent requests for cupcakes have been answered!! I was already thinking of an alternate dessert for the December 11 event. But God answered my prayers right on time when two wonderful ladies sent me a text and email, Stephanie and Marty. They will be baking them for the homeless!! Thank you so so much, God is soooooo gooood!
TUESDAY: My friend and colleague from San Antonio, TX, Celina, who has been wanting to volunteer finally made to LA for work. She came to our house after work and drove 2hrs from Children’s Hospital to help with the preparation of the cookies and energy bars. Thank you Celina!!!
WEDNESDAY: Jackie Antunez from Coke Cola texted me to pick up 80 cases of Sprite!!! Thank you Jackie and Coca Cola!!!
THURSDAY: Tony, with our friend, Chris and I went to In & Out to pick their donation (thank you Ms Jodie Medlock) -to go boxes. In & Out has been our partner for many years providing for the boxes where we pack our meals for the homeless.
It is always a pleasant visit at their Baldwin Park office; the staff is always warm and very approachable. Today was another blessed day when we met Mark Kreul, CEO of the JOY Department making sure everyone is happy with the company….
We were pleasantly accommodated with free lunch, a little shopping at their company store and the big surprised of his cash donation for LOL!!! This was a very “Oh my goodness!!!” moment for the three of us… Mark, you are a blessing, thank you so much for your generosity, surely we are blessed and we will definitely be sharing the blessings to others.
Acknowledgments too to Nicole, who served us at the In and Out Burger at Baldwin Park, and Vanessa, who works at the Company Store…
Lastly but definitely not the least, having recently traveled with my friends and family, we stayed at one of Airbnb accommodations in Las Vegas hosted by Allison Ting, who I haven’t personally met yet. She and I exchanged emails after our trip, and she came to know about Labor of Love after I have shared with her our blog. Without hesitations and with an open heart and hand, she sent cash donations!! Thank you Allison, this will go a long long way…
FRIDAY: preparation day…can’t wait to see our old and new LOL friends. I am so excited.
There is definitely no doubt that Labor of Love is being blessed by God, so that people who get involved in it will be blessed also… Blessings pouring in will be blessings spread out!!! IN and OUT!!! Truly truly God is helping LOL grow and brings out the best in everyone who wants to participate in our mission.
Thank you to all in advance and may God bless you richly so that you can continue to share the blessing with others, so that His name be Glorified!!