The Blessing Bag Ministry is a new outreach at Monaghan United Methodist Church in Greenville, but the Rev. Michael Maston said there is no doubt it compliments their congregation’s vision, “Sharing God’s Grace by Serving Our Neighbor.”
The Lord Jesus has been at the forefront of the whole ministry from the overwhelming interest to the donations, sorting and the packing party.
The adopted Scripture for this ministry comes from Matthew 25:40, “For whatsoever you did for one of the least of theses, you also did for me.”
Blessing Bags are filled with items like food, bottled water, socks, a small first-aid kit, a toothbrush, toothpaste and ponchos. There’s also a pre-stamped notecard along with a pen that a person can use to reconnect with a family member or loved one.
“Our intention is to not only help meet the physical needs but to plant the seed by providing a spiritual resource as well,” Maston said. “We are so blessed to be a blessing, and we pray these ‘Blessing Bags’ packed with love and prayed over will be truly much more of a blessing than money.
“I love the expression on the young child as we paint the picture of what it means to be his hands and feet. It is with a humble heart that we present them before the Lord to ask for his blessing to be upon them.”
The congregation prays they may bless others and showcase God’s amazing grace.