The Finnies’ Christmas soup kitchen lunch, which was so generorously supported by the congegation of St Andrew’s, became a Welcome to 2022 lunch following Dean and Paula’s long awaited trip to the UK and was held a few days ago. They have sent us the following letter of heartfelt thanks.
Dear friends at St Andrew’s,
What an absolutely wonderful day we had on 23 January as we welcomed 2022 and celebrated with our soup kitchen friends. It was a joy to love on our friends and to serve them with a fabulous 2 course lunch and drinks. Each one took away a very prayed over, personalised goody bag and the gospel was preached. We also had several very special opportunities to pray with people on the day, which was the icing on the cake. The weather, though boiling hot, was perfect because we had no wind, and God blessed us with the provision of 5 gazebos during the lunch, so for the first time, everyone ate in shade!
We really could not have done this without you all and want to take this opportunity to thank you all once again for your amazing generosity and partnership with The Gathering. I hope that the attached Thank You conveys some of the joy of the day to you!
Sending you very much love,
Paula and Dean, Joel and Eli