MEssage from our president
Bountiful Blessings® is a charity called, developed and nurtured by God. He laid out the format, and we, God’s servants have followed. This program is founded on the Biblical principle "I am my brother’s keeper."
Each recipient is required to give back volunteer hours for receiving items. God instructs us to work so we may eat. So, cheerfully, each recipient volunteers their time as a thank you for what God has given them: a safe, positive, Christ-centered environment offering items to fulfill their needs. "The Lord will provide" is a verse I have repeated many times over, trusting in Him that He will give this program all that it needs so that we may offer His people what they need.
The families receiving and the volunteers (both those who receive from the program and those who do not receive) have developed a closeness that comes from working and supporting each other to get through hard and difficult times. Together the volunteers and the recipients have developed a bond, a friendship and a trust. This program offers so much more than tangible items. Compassion, love, care, concern, humbleness and a feeling that "God placed me on this earth for a reason" are just a few of the benefits enjoyed by both recipients and volunteers.
My prayer for this program and all of its future sites is the Saint’s Prayer offered by Saint Francis of Assisi:
Lord Make me an Instrument of thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning, that we are pardoned,
and it is in
dying that we are born to eternal life.