Sunday, March 1, 2009

Manna Bags

Well, we did it again. My Sunday School class made Manna Bags. They are bigger and better than last years. But, what is a Manna Bag? Well, it comes from the Old Testament story in Exodus chapter 16. Manna was the bread like substance that God provided to the Jews as they crossed the desert on their way to the promise land. It was a daily miracle of God for the sustenance of the people. Our Manna Bags are kind of like that. They are a day's worth of sustenance that we give to the beggars/homeless on the street corners.

This year our Manna Bags have: an Oatmeal Raisin bar, bag of salted peanuts, cooked salami sticks, a bag of cheez-it, fruit snack, cheddar cheese crackers, lolly pop, can of mixed fruit with a plastic spoon, bottle of water, antibacterial soft wipe, travel size tooth paste and tooth brush, stamped envelope with a sheet of paper (so they can write a letter), pen, a Gideons New Testament, and a gospel tract. All of this is stuffed into a gallon size zip lock bag. Here's a picture. Click on the picture for a larger version.

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