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Clothing Giveaway & Cookout

Saturday April 21, 2012

P.U.S.H. Ministries and Oldtown Baptist Church have partnered to offer free clothing and a cookout to all families in the Twin County who have a need.

Clothing  for all ages and sizes  and all occasions are available.

Directions:

  • Heading west on 58 to the yellow flashing lights in Galax.
  • Make a right on Greenville road.
  • Go approx ½ mile to Mockingbird Lane
  • Turn left and church is a white church on hill.

For More Information Contact:

jburcham@pushministries.org Or Call (276) 235-1059

Click Here to Print Flyer

Clothing Giveaway & Cookout

Saturday April 21, 2012

P.U.S.H. Ministries and Oldtown Baptist Church have partnered to offer free clothing and a cookout to all families in the Twin County who have a need.

Clothing  for all ages and sizes  and all occasions are available.

Directions:

  • Heading west on 58 to the yellow flashing lights in Galax.
  • Make a right on Greenville road.
  • Go approx ½ mile to Mockingbird Lane
  • Turn left and church is a white church on hill.

For More Information Contact:

jburcham@pushministries.org Or Call (276) 235-1059

Click Here to Print Flyer

Daddy’s Day at School

Her hair was up in a pony tail, her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy’s Day at school, and she couldn’t wait to go. But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home. Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone. But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say. What to tell her classmates of why he wasn’t there today. But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone. And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home. But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all. About a dad she never sees, a dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in back for everyone to meet. Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats. One by one the teacher called a student from the class. To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed. At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare. Each of them was searching for a man who wasn’t there. “Where’s her daddy at,” she heard a boy call out. “She probably doesn’t have one,” another student dared to shout. And from somewhere near the back, she heard a daddy say, “Looks like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day.”
The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom. And looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on. And with hands behind her back, slowly she began to speak. And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique. “My Daddy couldn’t be here, because he lives so far away. But I know he wishes he could be, since this is such a special day. And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know. All about my daddy, and how much he loves me so. He loved to tell me stories, he taught me to ride my bike. He surprised me with pink roses, and taught me to fly a kite. We used to share fudge sundaes, and ice cream in a cone. And though you cannot see him, I’m not standing here alone. Cause my daddy is always with me, even though we are apart I know because he told me, he’ll forever be in my heart.”
With that, her little hand reached up, And lay across her chest. Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress. And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears. Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years. For she stood up for the love of a man not in her life. Doing what was best for her, doing what was right. And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd. She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud. “I love my daddy very much, he’s my shining star. And if he could, he’d be here, but heaven’s just too far. You see he is a soldier and died just this past year when a roadside bomb hit his convoy and taught all of us to fear. But sometimes when I close my eyes, it’s like he never went away.” And then she closed her eyes, and saw him there that day. And to her mother’s amazement, she witnessed with surprise, a room full of daddies and children, all starting to close their eyes. Who knows what they saw before them, Who knows what they felt inside. Perhaps for merely a second, they saw him at her side.
“I know you’re with me Daddy,” to the silence she called out. And what happened next made believers of those once filled with doubt. Not one in that room could explain it, for each of their eyes had been closed. But there on the desk beside her, was a fragrant long-stemmed rose. And a child was blessed, if only for a moment, by the love of her shining star. And given the gift of believing, that heaven is never too far.
Repost this if you would to let everyone know that our Soldiers will never be forgotten Take the time…to live and love. Until eternity

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Clothing Giveaway

Clothing Giveaway

PUSH

P.U.S.H. Ministries

Oldtown Baptist Church
8am til…
Saturday August 20th

Women of Purpose and Oldtown Baptist Church, Galax, Va. invite the people of the Twin Counties who are in need of clothing to join us August 20th from 8 am til…
Clothing for all family members and all occasions are available. A cookout will also be provided for those attending.

Contact: tkeys@pushministries.org
Call: 276 235 1059 for further details

Clothing Giveaway

Women of Purpose and Oldtown Baptist Church  Galax, Va. are pleased to announce another clothing giveaway and cookout on Saturday August 20th.  Anyone in need is welcome.  Watch for further details!  e-mail tkeys@pushministries.org or call 276 235 1059

A Great Testimony

I’m on a bit of a soap box today… I was in line at the pharmacy behind a elderly lady who couldn’t afford $62 for her medicine. I shamefully looked at my basket that was full of “wants” and was ashamed of my selfishness. In seconds I was able to put back what I “wanted” in order to give a stranger, in my community, what she needed. Change the world by helping the people in your own back yard first.

By Kisha Johnson

 

You can help!

Women of Purpose have taken on the mission of a food and clothing bank.  We have been so blessed to be able to meet the challenges of so many.

Right now we are in need of toiletry items such as toothpast, toothbrushes, bar soap, deoderant, and shampoo.  If you find it in your heart to contribute these items we would be so greatful.  If these items are not easily accessible, a donation to PUSH would be so appreciated.

Items can be sent to 531 Northwoods Lane, Galax, Va.  24333. Donations can be sent on line or mailed to P.U.S.H Ministries  531 Northwoods Lane, Galax, Va.  24333

May God bless you as you bless others.