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Logan Ellis: Send Hope

My name is Logan Ellis, and I am in seventh grade. The first few times I participated in Send Hope food packing was in fourth and fifth grade during Vacation BibleSchool. It was an excellent experience that allowed me to make new friends while serving others. During sixth grade, my family and I packed food at the church during the annual family event. This event was for all ages and lasted two hours.The time flew by, however, and I was sad when it ended. The following summer, I outgrew Vacation Bible School and could not pack the food myself. However, theVBS Youth Volunteers and I helped to load the food packets into the Send Hope truck. I am excited that Send Hope is coming back this year on Sunday, Oct 6 and I plan on volunteering again.Send Hope is an organization that helps prepare and deliver meals to the people of Honduras. Although it is a great way to make friends and build connections within the church, food packing is also a way to say that you care. Every time a food packet is filled, it feeds a family of six one meal. A single packet makes a rice casserole which only needs water and heat to prepare. I am amazed that a small packet can make so much of a difference.Food packing is one way that I show God’s love. It allows me to show the people of Honduras that they are not alone. As Mark 10:45 says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”Although I cannot go to Honduras and deliver the meals myself, I trust that God will bless the Hondurans with the meals we pack. I know that God has blessed the people of Honduras through us, and that is why I will keep packing food. SendHope is one of the ways God has given us to help and serve others. My hope is that through our hands God can make a difference in the lives of the Honduran people.