The Well had our Summer outreach this past Saturday. It was Overflow: Sanford. There was entertainment, a DJ, a bouncy house, a dunk tank, food, groceries, clothing, vision screening, prayer, health care information, employment information, scholarship opportunities to pay bills, and more. It was all free. We wanted to bless the people of Sanford with an overflow of God's love. And He provided such wonderful resources!
I don't know how many people were there, but I do know that whoever was there, was blessed. Some of the ones I spoke to... a grandmother with 9 family members in her house. She was just diagnosed with cancer. A single mother with 4 children who lost her car and phone, and was about to lose the lights in her apartment. A couple with two small children who had no groceries... until Saturday. I saw many smiles that day. I also particularly remember a grandmother I spoke to who had two young girls with her. She was rail thin and dressed in tight clothing. She whispered "thank you" to me but never changed the hurt, degraded, down-cast and broken look on her face. She never raised her eyes to meet mine. I suspect I know the occupation she has resigned herself to in order to obtain money and food. My heart goes out to them and I pray that God will continue to work in their lives.