Last Saturday Miss Mary and Miss Kelly took eight 5-6th grade girls to Summit Missions in Green, for a volunteer day. The girls were picked up at 7:30 am and enjoys donut holes on the way. The Directors of Summit Missions shared about the ministry and explained that this volunteer day was to sort clothes for the Thrift Shop in Transnistria, in eastern Europe. The Thrift Shop employs 80 people in a country where unemployment is over 50%, and also provides income for the Mission’s orphanage and foster care programs. Wouldn’t it be just like our God, that three of the girls had heard of Transnistria, because their teacher has a son who went on a missions trip to Transnistria with Summit Missions. These girls actually remembered learning about this poor country, its location and its history; so that hearing about how Summit Missions ministry impacts the lives of girls, just like them, in another hemisphere, was a true blessing. All of the girls jumped into the project sorting clothes and each took their responsibilities seriously, working all morning till lunchtime.
How cool is it to see eight girls, who normally sleep in on Saturday mornings, get themselves up and eagerly jump into a job where they can give back to serve poor, orphaned children on the other side of the world? Our large God often makes the world seem small.
The girls were treated to a great lunch and time to celebrate at Golden Coral following their time investing building treasure in heaven.