Blessing Bags

Sometimes I hesitate to share something "good" we do for fear that it come off as showing off. You know what I'm saying? That verse about doing your good works in secret comes to mind. Often.

But this one wasn't my idea. We grabbed it from a friend because we thought it such a GOOD idea and I thought maybe others might also think it a good idea and the more people doing this one the better.

The girls in my Sunday School class came over tonight and we put together "blessing bags" for the homeless. What's a blessing bag? It's a bag filled with easily kept, easily opened foods that you keep in your car. When you see someone who needs it, you simply hand them a bag. Here's what we put in our bags tonight:

1 pop-top style can of chicken noodle soup
1 pop-top style can of fruit
1 package of cookies
1 package of cheese crackers
1 water bottle
1 spoon
1 card with our church contact info

We stapled these shut with a note on the outside that says, "We hope this bag provides a blessing for you today!"

We made about 60 bags. We plan to put them in the gathering area of our church tomorrow to encourage members to take one to keep in their car to hand out this week when they see someone in need.

The girls were really excited to put these together. I hope we have the courage to actually hand them out now.

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