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Harvest of Talents in Lincoln continues and thank you!

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As we think of those in great need of a nutritious meal and news of the Savior, we are so grateful for the Harvest of Talents ministry in cooperation with International Disaster Emergency Service ~ with the talents, time, and resources you give, God is multiplying it all, answering prayers of the hungry, and making hope come alive! Our tag line is “building bridges of hope in Jesus’ name, since 1984”, and, for 37 years, we can testify to God’s faithfulness and blessings. Now, in the midst of a world pandemic, we understand that hunger needs are greater than ever in our Harvest history! Sadly, due to the virus, we are restricted in our gatherings and missing our familiar Harvest events; however, since the Harvest belongs to the Lord, He is revealing new pathways, new talents, and renewed hope! Before the virus hit, our special event license plates were designed with HOPE as the focal point … as it turns out, hope has become ever more precious.

And, so, on behalf of our terrific volunteers, I want to thank YOU ~ EACH of you ~ for your patience, trust, and participation in our online Harvest activities this fall! Many of you have gone to our website, www.harvestoftalents.org and ordered our familiar vegetable beef soup and cinnamon & caramel pecan rolls, donated online, purchased handcrafted items from our new online shop, picked up fantastic jams/jelly, baked goods, candy, and novelties from our ‘Harvest from Home’ vendors, signed up for our online 30-Days-of-Prayer devotional calendar, and are bidding on our 65-item online auction that ends Wednesday evening.

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Thank you for joining in the fun on our Facebook page for updates and daily silent auctions and this Tuesday evening’s Facebook Live sale. Saturday morning (October 24), our gourmet snack tent, X O Café, will serve drive-through customers in the Elks Club neighborhood as the final Harvest event before we count every penny of this year’s Harvest and present the full amount to IDES on Sunday morning at Lincoln Christian Church.

While this year has been quite different, we are reminded that EACH Harvest is successful and not in competition with any other year’s offering amount, because God multiplies the fruit of our efforts according to His purpose. We will once again rejoice with tears in our eyes when we, like the little boy who gave Jesus his simple lunch, give Jesus our humble offering from the 37th Harvest. Thank you for your ongoing support of Harvest of Talents!

Blessings, Carolyn Neal
for the Harvest Ministry Team

[Posted October 17, 2020]

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