Thursday, June 20, 2013

A visit to My Brother's Keeper


I was privileged to make a pilgrimage with Sister Jeanne this morning to visit with Jim and Terry and Eric and the rest of the staff of MY BROTHER’S KEEPER in Easton, Massachusetts.

What a wonderful story the thousands of volunteers have to tell, who bring the love of Jesus (along with furniture and food) to over 8,000 people each year.

The Mission Statement of My Brother’s Keeper is simple: "To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve." As a result, with each furniture delivery they present the true gift, a crucifix, with the simple written message in several languages: "We're just the delivery people… this is the man who sent you the furniture."  

We witnessed scores of volunteers, young and old, stuffing bags with food, loading furniture on trucks and making box springs (the good women on the second floor made more than 2,000 last year!).  Please keep them in your prayers, or if you’d like to help, click this link.