Nihitaa’ Binaanish Delivers Fresh Produce at House of Fellowship on July 30
Another 10 Tons!
You load 10 tons of food, and what do you get?
More understanding of how Jesus paid the debt;
Saint Peter, don’t you call me ‘cause I can’t go,
We got ten more coming down the Bread Springs Road!
(With apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford, and countless others who have sung Merle Travis’s song, “16 Tons.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkRYuMqw-B0
Fred and Lorraine Thomas, President and VP of Nihitaa' Binaanish started their day at 5 a.m. with prayer at the House of Fellowship. By midnight they finally sat down and gave thanks for a day of giving and receiving in God’s name.
Given out: To over 400 families in the Bread Springs and Chichiltah communities, were ten tons of potatoes, cherries, mangos and bananas (called by some, “ ‘manas from heaven” in the food desert of the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Nation, where no stores sell fresh fruit.)
Received: Overwhelming volunteer support from the community –over 40 family members and neighbors of all ages came out to help with the food distribution at the House of Fellowship. In addition, eight volunteers from WRPC and Sandia Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque showed up to help load the produce at Roadrunner Food Bank. Also received were numerous prayers for families as they waited in their vehicles; Pastor Fred visited and lifted up all who asked for prayer.
As with all work done in the name of Christ, participants felt they received so much more than they gave. We praise God for his faithfulness!