Packing Shipping Container for PNG – 11 March 2016
On a Friday morning, the missionary college students were scheduled to help sort and repack a shipping container full of clothing and books; these are to go to Papua New Guinea.
The morning was overcast; and as they began to work, it started to pour rain… but that did not deter the eager youth from achieving their goal. Tarps were soon put up as shelter. Later, as it cleared up, they were able to finish their work.
We thank God for all the donations that were brought for our foreign missions.
“Good deeds are the fruit that Christ requires us to bear: kind words, deeds of benevolence, of tender regard for the poor, the needy, the afflicted. When hearts sympathize with hearts burdened with discouragement and grief, when the hand dispenses to the needy, when the naked are clothed, the stranger made welcome to a seat in your parlor and a place in your heart, angels are coming very near, and an answering strain is responded to in heaven. Every act of justice, mercy, and benevolence makes melody in heaven. The Father from His throne beholds those who do these acts of mercy, and numbers them with His most precious treasures. ‘And they shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels.’ Every merciful act to the needy, the suffering, is regarded as though done to Jesus. When you succor the poor, sympathize with the afflicted and oppressed, and befriend the orphan, you bring yourselves into a closer relationship to Jesus.” Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 25.