Yesterday we took what has become our annual trip to work with Master Provisions. I’ve posted about previous trips in 2011 and 2012 and it was another good experience working with a great ministry.
Our tasks this year included sorting and packing winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves to be used for local outreach. After we finished that, we sorted summer clothes (headed for Africa at some point) and winter clothes. The summer clothes were packed for shipping while with winter clothes were put on cars to be packed later.
It has been great to see how Master Provisions has grown, which has included hiring more staff and acquiring their own warehouse and office space. It feels like the times we go to help, we make such a small dent in the work that needs to be done. It is an ongoing ministry of collecting, sorting, packing and shipping clothing while also raising funds for costs associated with shipping and actually going to the various countries they serve. The people who serve there have a heart for what they do.
Serving at the warehouse is a great experience for any able-bodied person. Our group had a good day and we look forward to going back again.