Master's Harvest Fundraiser
Organized by: Linda I Brown
Master’s Harvest fundraiser was created with the goal to restore Friendship Baptist Church’s food pantry located in Newnan, Georgia. Their food pantry was savagely sabotaged which destroyed 4,000 pounds of donated food used to feed the Newnan community monthly simply because Pastor Harry Parkerson married two volunteers (an interracial couple) on June 22 of this year. Sametola and Robin Thomas desired to live godly and centered in Christ despite the color of their skin.
I was touched by this horrific incident; for I too have experienced jealous rage in my own hometown church when I managed a Soup Kitchen; tons of food spoiled — wasted. Better yet, to know your godly mission to serve and engage those in your community was destroyed enabling you to feed God’s sheep. It's a devastating experience!
People need to see the love of Jesus Christ demonstrated — in action pouring from our hearts, the first steps in gaining the community’s trust in hopes that they will grasp ahold of the Gospel and join you in daily fellowship.
When I spoke with Pastor Parkerson via email, this is what he shared:
“We started two years ago serving 20 families each month for the first six months now we serve over 1,000 families each and every month. In the last four weeks we have help over 750 children, 324 seniors and people of type of sickness. Many that has cancer are sent to our pantry because we serve fresh produce each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. we are hanging on by the GRACE of our LORD. Without a freezer truck we will soon be out of meat.”
To date Pastor Parkerson has repaired their 25’ refrigerated truck, a cost well over $2,800.00. As for the 14’ refrigerated truck the cost may be the same if not more. Based on an estimate of a new 25’ refrigerated truck could cost $100,000.00, and a new 14’ refrigerated truck around $70,000.00. Used refrigerated trucks could cost half the stated amount. The church does not have the finances to support these repairs.
“There is the walk in freeze I’m not sure about this either. We are having to fix them as we have the money to do so. It would be nice to have a truck with a lift gate but not really a real need. We could use a power pallet jack in a bad way. We will not be able to have the 14 foot truck nor the freezer repaired until we get help from someone. Having new equipment would be such a blessing.”
I had an opportunity to fellowship with Pastor Parkerson and his congregation recently during their Sunday service. What I saw was amazing, but the church needs to restore their food pantry quickly. Their numbers of who they serve monthly has grown from 2,000 to over 3,000 people in six different counties in Georgia.
The church’s electric bill runs them about $1,500.00 dollars a month; and they need industrialized freezers to house 40,000 pounds of food in their two buildings. Some times things happen though horrific, doors of blessings open up out of a bad situation. Therefore, by faith I am believing that God will move greatly to restore their food pantry ministry. All Newnan Baptist Church wants is to fulfill God’s command to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and feed His sheep.
Help me to raise awareness for a worthy cause as Newnan Baptist Church continues the good work started in their own backyard, the Newnan community of Georgia.
14' refridgerator truck fixed or a new one
Walk-in-freezer fixed or a new one
Several Industrialized Freezers
Friendship Baptist Church of Newnan is a non profit corporation. All funds raised are tax deductible and will be directly given to this charitable church organization. We thank you for your contributions.
Peace & blessings
Linda I. Brown
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