We will never run out of this…….Ephesians 6:18

After we close Blessings for Children each Wednesday, we inventory what has gone out and what needs to be restocked to be ready for the children Jesus will send us the next week. It's with a prayer, held breath, and your generous support that we prepare for what we will need each week. There is always a chance we did not stock enough #6 diapers, or medium boy’s
t-shirts, or 18-month-old onesies, or any of the items we share. However, we offer something at BFC each week that we know we will never run out of, the listening ear of our Heavenly Father and the praying warriors of our church.

Ephesians 6:18 tells us to "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." As we meet with each family, we always ask for their prayer requests. Even if we do not understand each other's languages, we can understand a request for prayer for someone's "familia/family." Our church's prayer team receives each request and has prayed for surgeries, finances, traveling mercies, pregnancies, jobs, health, restoration, grief, peace, food, safety. All requests we have made ourselves. So, while we may, on occasion, run out of a needed item, we will never run out of being able to share in praying for our families. Thanks to a Heavenly Father who always hears, a praying church family, and our SUMC prayer ministry team!

If you would like to join us in helping our area’s children in need at Blessings for Children, here are some ways to consider:
  • Please pray for the ministry and all who participate. Be on the lookout for families you can refer to us for assistance.
  • Consider donating items we distribute to the children: diapers (size 4, 5, and 6 in particular), pull-ups, wipes, school supplies, children sized t-shirts, socks and underwear, children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and toilet paper. A complete list of items we distribute can be found at shalimar-umc.org/blessings-for-children. You can donate items by stopping by the #10 2nd Street house behind the church any Wednesdays from 11:30am - 3:30pm.
  • Children’s bibles, bible stories, and activity books are always a joy to receive and distribute. Spanish language Bibles are always needed!
  • A financial gift designated to Blessings for Children through the church allows us to replenish the needed items we distribute weekly.

New volunteers are always welcome, with no regular commitment required.

For additional information
Mary Jane Robertson
Email: 
mjr53@cox.net
Visit:
shalimar-umc.org/blessings-for-children
Phone: (850) 499-6173
Open every Wednesday 12 - 3:30 pm
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