Saturday, November 29, 2008

The miracle

So Ell and I chose a different path this turkey day. All of mine and some of her family lives too far away to make a day trip worthwhile, so we joined the Austin family and shared lunch with some people from the Salvation Army in Y-town. You can read the whole story HERE. The miracle I mentioned the other day happened at the close of the day. I'll try to make it a short story.

When Ell and I got to New Hope around 9:00 am, the list of food we saw was as follows...
-4 pans of turkey with a fourth on the way
-12 cans of yams
-12 cans of beans
- a box of bread
-a tray of corn
-a bowl of mashed potatoes
-some leftover gravy
-A stack of 6-8 pies

Throughout the day a roaster of smashed potatoes was brought, a van of beverages, a vegetable casserole, and some jars of gravy. Ell added it to the setup and Like Ang said, we ended up with way too much food than we had people.

But that was cool because it allowed everyone to eat at will with no fear of outdoing the supply. (And eat we/they did.) It also gave us the opportunity to send a heaping box, in some cases two, home with every person. The boxes held enough food to feed a family at least a couple more meals. We had a good time packing up every available container to send home with the Kingdom meal folks.

Well here's where the story gets a little crazy. When Ell and Jon and Ang and I walked into the kitchen to see what was left, we couldn't believe our eyes. This is a limited list of what we found...
-6 trays of turkey
-2/3 of a roaster of mashed potatoes
-about a box and a half of bread
-1 tray of corn (not too special b/c this was scarcely touched)
-2 boxes of sliced pie and another 6 whole pies in boxes
-1 and a half trays of yams
-almost full crockpot of gravy

The crazy part is, Jon and Ang took a bunch of food, as did Ell and I and all the others cleaning up. And remember, every single person from KM took a box of food. Of course it would be easy to explain away the extra food; in fact we thought of a few explanations while we bagged and boxed it up. But there doesn't seem to be any other truth except that there seemed to be more food left than what we started with. Anyone heard of the feeding of the 5000? Yeah, I witnessed it. And it was pretty cool.


Blogger Adrienne said...

Awesome. I've seen some pretty crazy's hard to grasp sometimes.

12:32 AM  
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Blogger Kimmy said...

That's pretty cool.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Birdie said...

The leftovers will be going home with our workers (hopefully) on Monday. We have people diong community service and working off food stamps and we'll share it for lunch and then I'm letting them take it home. It's a little of my miracle too, I hope you don't mind sharing it.

10:17 PM  

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