Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
Luke 12:33 (ESV)
I am SO excited about this! My mother, Sharon Clifford, and some of her friends have decided to take the scriptures that talk about selling what you have and giving to the poor seriously. They have organized a multi-family/multi-church garage sale to help raise funds for the children at the Truth Children's Home orphanage in India.
If you live in the Southeast, Michigan area, please take a look around your house and consider all that you have. Then box up your gently used items and drop them off at my mom's house THIS WEEK!
Please consider coming to the sale. Bring your friends and neighbors too! If you have some extra time, please offer to help. I know you will enjoy the fellowship, plus "Many hands make light work." :)
If you live elsewhere, you can still donate AND receive a tax deductible receipt!
I'm attaching their advertisement below. Please mark it on your calendars and spread the word!!
~ Garage Sale ~
Truth Children’s Home
(Home for poor and orphan children)
Some of you have heard of the adventure God led Angela Gabbert and her 16 year old son, Luke, on this past month. They traveled to India to minister with Pastor Wilson Babu at the Zurishaddai Church and Truth Children’s Home. They did get home safely and evaded those who were hunting for them for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, but they left behind a very needy congregation still on the front lines.
This whole situation has opened our eyes to the reality of the persecuted church around the world and the Lord has stirred in our hearts a great desire to get involved. Our Christian brothers and sisters are in need and we have an opportunity to help. First, we can diligently pray for their protection and for the gospel to go forth. Second, we can give of our time and our resources.
There are nearly 30 children that are cared for at the church. You can only imagine the resources that would be needed to feed, clothe, educate, and give adequate shelter to this many children. One of their greatest needs is a roof. Right now, they are meeting and sleeping under palm branches. This protects them from the hot sun, but not from the monsoon rains. We are hoping to raise the $3,000 needed to put a roof over their heads.
Grace Church of Taylor and Zion Baptist Church are teaming up to do a benefit garage sale in order to help meet some of these needs.
The Garage sale will take place on August 8th-10th at Zion Baptist Church on 8500 Pardee Rd (between Wick and Ecorse) in Taylor. It will run Thursday and Friday from 9 am -5 pm and on Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm.
There are many ways you can help.
1. You can shop and spread the word for your friends to do the same.
2. You can donate lots of usable items that you no longer need.
3. You can make a donation by writing a tax deductible check.
Make it payable to:
Grace Church of Taylor
Taylor, Michigan 48180
Put in the memo: TCH Garage Sale
4. You can volunteer your time. We need many hands to help set up, organize, and work the sale.
Please prayerfully consider your part. If you are getting ready to clean out your attic or have been putting it off, this could be the reason you've been waiting for. It could NOT go to a more worthy cause.
If you would like to talk to Angie or Luke about their personal experiences, I know they would love to share their stories with you and answer any questions you may have. You can contact them through facebook (Angela Clifford Gabbert and Luke Gabbert).
To learn more about this ministry and/or to see pictures, just go to PastorWilson Babu or Truth Children Home on facebook.
In His Service,
Denise and Sharon
Contact: Denise Hardoin, 734-560-1476 or Denise.Hardoin@live.com
Sharon Clifford, 313-282-8896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Zion Baptist Church - Taylor, Michigan
Grace Church - Taylor, Michigan
Zurishaddai Church & Truth Children's Home