The Gift of Food Stamps

We are making a conscience effort to reach out to people in our community that are different than us. Different backgrounds, race, traditions, opinions, etc. Our goal is not to see these people as mission projects, but as friends.

I’ve told you about my friend Willie and I’ve also told you about my friend Haley and the people she’s developed a relationships with. She (and our bible study group) have been trying to reach out to some low-income people through a feeding project that we do on Sunday nights. She’s become very close with a young family that’s way behind on their rent. She’s been driving  them around helping them apply for jobs and finally securing a job for the young mother.

Yesterday was food stamp day, a day when many low-income and unemployed people get to buy food.  Yesterday was also a day Haley won’t forget.  In a return act of kindness for all Haley has done to help this young family, they offered her some of their food stamps as a gift.  Food stamps! Thatt’s just amazing to me.

Once again I’m reminded how small acts of kindness and mercy bring out the same in others.

God is good.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Mary Murphy says:

    God blesses us in many ways… Sharing the very little some of us have, is a gift of love, only given by those who ‘love their neighbor as themselves…’ God bless their efforts to be God’s children ……
    Mary

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  3. Edward says:

    You have a ways to go my friend if you still naturally see people as “different” from you. The day you wake up and no longer see anyone as different but all as humans, is the day you actually get it.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Edward … I do have a long way to go. I hope to someday mature to the point that I no longer see people as black, white, male, female, lower-class, middle class, etc … I just hope to see people exactly the way God sees them.

  4. Bo says:

    Edward my be a bit hasty in his judgment of you. If you ever stop seeing your wife as female, you will no longer have a worthy blog, in my opinion. God put differences on the earth, and I think that we should notice them and celebrate them. Just like we admire the many different kinds of animals, flowers, and seasons, we can see different kinds of people and praise God for them. There are people who can sing better than I, and I pay to listen to them. Some run faster and jump higher, and they are praised by men. You get the point. If I saw everyone just like I see Edward, then the world would not be as rich to me as it should be. I agree that we should not judge people by their outward appearance, but look at their heart like God does. But I claim we can never, and should never, stop seeing skin color, gender, social class, and other such differences. It takes all kinds of people to make a world, and God loves them all.

  5. Well, it seems to me that Edward has seen you in a different way…as one who does not “get it.” Nowhere in your posts do I notice any hint of disrespect of those who obviously are in need. Nowhere have I seen any sign of deeming anyone as less than human. It is because we are human, made in God’s image, that we look around and take notice of our fellow-humans who are in need and seek to alleviate their suffering. I think you “get it” very well indeed. You are making a conscious effort to make a difference.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Dwight … Thanks for stopping by. We have not visited in a while. We need to find a place and time for a cup of coffee. Thank you for all you do in the kingdom.

  6. Lura says:

    If you can’t see the differences, you won’t see the needs. I just found you online and as a member of the church in Clarendon, I find your work and the work of the church in Childress very uplifting!

  7. Lura says:

    Thanks! I will to be sure!

  8. cami says:

    Hi Trey! I was wondering if you have blogged more on the feeding project you are doing in your community? I would love to learn more. We are looking at trying to start something very similar in a low income neighborhood park here in Granbury. (And by the way, awesome job at the couples retreat!)

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Cami … I haven’t blogged about it much. But I’ll fill you in here. We decided to start feeding at the housing authority apartment complex. Those are where the very low income live (for the most part). We use their little meeting room. We go and put out fliers and knock on doors telling everyone that we’ll be having supper at 7 pm. We’ve been having a pretty good showing. Our goal was/is to build relationships. It’s been a great ministry.

      • cami says:

        Thank you so much! Reading about your efforts is spuring us on in our own community! I will let you know more when we get started!

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