Gardens of Praise
GARDENS OF PRAISE KICKOFF
Special Programs Coordinator
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.” Proverbs 19:15
Saturday May 27 – clear blue sky, sun, warm – God couldn’t have provided a better day for the garden kickoff. Last Saturday there was snow on the ground! We are thanking God for all He is doing. Over the last months we have been inviting people to garden and the Lord has responded with an amazing group of people; what we prayed for, and more than we imagined.
Gardeners had a good time
finding their own plot.
Two weeks ago all the garden plots were claimed; God provided 26 gardeners from the Hmong community, Hispanics, Native Americans, Somali, neighborhood friends, seminary students and families from Bethlehem. There is a good mix of experienced and new gardeners; believers and non-believers.
All the gardeners showed up today. I am so excited to see what God is going to do next. May 18th is the next volunteer workday. Gardens will be tilled, compost placed and plant donations will arrive. Lord willing and weather permitting, gardens will all be cleaned and ready to go by mid May.
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." (Isaiah 43:19)
GARDENS OF PRAISE
Volunteer Work Day May 18th
Join other volunteers to help prepare the gardens.
Start Time - 9:00 a.m
Garden location at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 720 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis
Information - call Laurie at 612-201-5252.
Prayer Requests - Please
Pray the Lord will prosper the garden with abundant harvest and new relationships.
Pray the Lord will provide all the resources that are needed to help sustain the gardens & gardeners.
Pray that believers will meet at times others are there and that they will be bold to share the gospel.
Pray that a saving knowledge and understanding of God the Father and His Son Jesus will grow and flourish, and that the Holy Spirit will change hearts.
Pray that all the gardeners will be faithful to their commitments, be respectful of tools and others space, be helpful to others and get along living in peace as much as possible.
We do need tools and other items. Please consider these donations:
>50 gallon rain barrel
>Wheel barrow – 2 light weight.
>5 gallon clean buckets – for weed collection/trash
>Straight blade shovels - 7
>Round blade shovels - 5
>Straight Rake - 6
>Used tools and Garden gloves – to share with those who come without.
>Rototiller - borrowed for day. Need 3 or 4