In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
Acts 20:35 (NIV)
The InKy VdC service project is a go and we are super excited! The members, family and friends of the InKy Via De Cristo community are invited to gather Saturday July 9th, 2016 at 1 pm at King of Glory in Indianapolis to assemble Palanca packs for the homeless communities in Indiana and Kentucky. Palanca Packs are gallon ziplock bags filled with various individually packaged items that might be needed by our friends with no permanent home. When assembled, these Palanca packs will then be taken into our communities to be handed out individually or given to organized groups who serve the homeless.
Not only does this service project give us the opportunity to come together to create a helpful resource to serve the needy, it also gives the representatives of InKy Via De Cristo the opportunity to invite the members of our churches, schools, work environments,etc. to collect items to be packed. We hope that each person attending will bring some items on the list to be included in the packs.
Our afternoon will include the opportunity to pray over these palanca packs, a sing-a-long, fellowship time, hugs, smiles, snacks and a meal after our work is finished. The Ziplock gallon bags will be provided.
We will have 1,000 bags to fill. Not all of the bags will have the same things in them. If you can provide 50 items, we’ll use it! If you can provide 100 items, we’ll use it! If you can provide 500 items, we’ll use it! Whatever you bring, we’ll use it!
Below are suggestions but the possibilities are endless.
Nuts, small packs of peanut butter, chips, crackers, small juice bottles, ramen noodles, tuna and crackers, Vienna sausages, gummies, trail mix, playing cards, socks, nail clippers, toothpaste, toothbrush, liquid soap, wet wipes, protein bars, granola bars, journals, puzzle books, coloring books and crayons, cheese and crackers.
We are hoping to get some help coordinating the different areas of the service project/gathering.
Food coordination – we will need snacks and drinks. KOG will provide the meal.
Sing-a-long coordination – perhaps someone to contact various musicians to come together to play and lead songs. If everyone brings a few of the Pilgrims Guides they have tucked away – the songs should be covered.
Spread the Word – perhaps reunion groups could sponsor some items, Call someone you were on team with and see if they would be interested. Perhaps a church community might be interested in sponsoring some items.
Receivers – Suggestions are welcome for organizations where the palanca will go.
Let us know if you are willing to help, have any questions or additions.
To help us plan, please RSVP to Bob & Cheryl Inskeep at communications@InKyVdC.org and put ‘SERVICE ULTREYA RSVP’ in the subject line. In the email tell us who you are, how many are coming and if you can bring something for the packs. RSVP
Just so you know – Saturday at 5:01 is the KOG 501 service. It’s a “come as you are” service. Anyone who wishes to attend is invited.