Girl Pioneers

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This is a living web page so check back often to find new content such as pictures, recommended reading and updates to the calendar. 

January 24, 2015 Pine car workshop.  We will start at 9am.  We should be finished and cleaned up by 11am.  There will be patterns, ideas, rule books, an electric band saw, sander, sandpaper and safety equipment for you to use.  Please come as early as possible to get as much done as you can at this workshop.  We will take a few minutes during the March 17th meeting to weigh the cars and get you the weights to add. So your cars need to be done or very close to done by that date. The district pine car derby will be held on March 21st at Salem in Greenfield.  If you or you know of someone with woodworking talent who would like to help out on the 24th please ask them to come.  

January 6, 2015  All the presents were opened and put away, the tree was down, and all the yummy food was gone.   Wonderful memories of Christmas, we received so much…gifts, food, and most importantly salvation.  Today is Epiphany - sometimes called the Gentile Christmas.  It's the day we celebrate the Wisemen from the East coming to worship the Savior of all mankind.  So what would be more appropriate than to come back to Pioneers with a thankful heart wanting to give to others who are not so richly blessed?

That is what the Boys and Girls from Holy Trinity Caravan 268 (New Hope, MN) did their first meeting back from Christmas break.  On January 6th we all met with parents and siblings at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids.  We spent an evening in fellowship and fun, but with a greater purpose.  We packed food to be shipped to starving children in the Philippines. 

In our packing time of 45 minutes we packed 59 boxes, which held 12,744 meals.  This amount of food will feed 35 children for a year.  That’s a lot of children who will not die of starvation! 

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian organization, yet you don’t have to be Christian to pack or to receive food.   They believe in Jesus’ words, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  (Matthew 25:35-36 & 40)  Feed My Starving Children’s mission statement says it all, “Feeding God’s Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit”

What better way to thank God for all the blessings of Christmas and the whole year than to help out someone that does not have all those blessings. 

Check and see if there’s a Feed My Starving Children site near you.  Feed My Starving Children receives no federal or state aid, so all the money comes from donation alone.  The meals we packed that night cost $2,950.  That’s only the cost of the food put into the packs.  It doesn’t include the cost to run the organization, buildings, electricity, etc.  So if there’s not a packing site near you, but you’d like to do something to help out please consider having a fund drive. 

Either way, it’s fun to serve others to thank our Lord and Savior for all the wonderful things he’s done for us.