“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we’ll go” brings back warm memories of childhood Thanksgivings; turkey with all the fixings, pumpkin pie and whipped cream and family, all gathered around a table. For me, Thanksgiving Day meant giving thanks for all that God had given me, but since joining Operation Blessing, every single day is filled with feelings of thanksgiving… for all that OBI is able to give away.
I am profoundly thankful that OBI is able to function as a huge pipeline running between those who want to give and those in need. Here are a few of the things that I am giving special thanks for today:
The organic agricultural training center we opened in Guatemala and the happy farming families that are learning new techniques that enable them to grow far more veggies regardless of rainfall.
For our courageous team and partner ministries on the ground in northern Iraq helping Christian refugees that fled the terror of ISIS.
For our Hunger Strike Force drivers, delivering loads of food coast to coast, helping American families down on their luck.
For our chlorine generators running 24/7 in Monrovia, Liberia, producing thousands of gallons of Ebola-killing disinfectant.
For our fish farm in Haiti producing a half million baby tilapia a month. We are training young Haitians and “teaching a nation to fish.”
That countless people in so many poor countries now have access to safe water and are finally free from waterborne diseases that used to haunt them.
For the millions of children we are able to liberate from the scourge of intestinal parasites, and in so doing, set them on a path to a healthy future.
All this and more, thanks to you dear readers, and your willingness to share your blessings and enable Operation Blessing to be a gift to so many.
Most of all, I am thankful to Jesus Christ, who guides us, guards us and blesses our efforts.